Extra changes are largely cosmetic, the Polestar Engineered auto identified by a few gold highlights (that now the Polestar hallmark colour) inside and out, plus black chrome exhaust pipes.
That's not going to change, either.
The upgrade will include new lightweight alloys framing gold-painted brake callipers, with that hue set to become the new signature colour for Polestar Engineered components.
With Polestar having recently split off into a separate premium brand focusing on electrification, it might seem unusual to see the badge return to a "conventional" Volvo product.
And lest you think this is just yet another cosmetic upgrade with no actual meat to match its sizzle, the upgraded electrified T8 Twin Engine plug-in hybrid powertrain has been upgraded to an M3-challenging 415 horsepower and a maximum 494 pound-feet of torque.
Polestar Engineered is the new confluence of Volvo and Polestar.
The Polestar Engineered S60 gets Brembo mono-block brakes with six-piston calipers, cast in one piece and optimized for rigidity. Recalibrated multilink front and rear suspensions use Öhlins shock absorbers that stiffen the springs and dampers but shouldn't ruin overall ride quality. The strut bar and adjustable shock absorber design are shared with the Polestar 1 plug-in hybrid performance vehicle.
Suspension tweaks include the addition of Öhlins shock absorbers with dual-flow valves, as well as the adoption of strut bar and adjustable shock absorber designs from the Polestar 1 plug-in hybrid performance vehicle. Seatbelt straps are gold, too, and the auto comes with Polestar emblems and black chrome exhaust pipes.
Volvo says the Polestar Engineered treatment will be "available globally in limited numbers", though it's unclear if there's an actual production cap.
Make mine a V60 in Cyan Racing Blue.