This week's gossip from the automotive industry has news of Jaguar Land Rover's drivetrain plans for SVR models, future Polestar models, surprising sales figures for the Seat Altea, and the end of Volkswagen's 'Das Auto' tag line.
AWD for SVR
“Some people questioned it with the F-Type SVR, but we made that decision very early on and it has been fully justified. It gives the driver such high levels of confidence and driveability,” he said.
More Polestars in the pipeline
Volvo insiders say the investment in Polestar means other models alongside the V60 Polestar are inevitable, although no products have been confirmed.
The philosophy is 'performance for the road', rather than the track, and models that can be used in all conditions. However, Polestar’s remit is expected to go beyond speed, with the introduction of bespoke interiors, for example.