Volvo will challenge Tesla and BMW's i subbrand by turning its Polestar unit into a stand-alone brand for high-performance electrified models. The Swedish automaker has picked design chief Thomas Ingenlath to be CEO at Polestar.
This summer Volvo will release an all-new, full-size V90 wagon and an all-wheel-drive V90 Cross Country. They join the midsize V60 and V60 Cross Country in an expanded wagon lineup, even though those earlier models made up only 7.5 percent of the brand's sales in 2016. The Cross Country will be available on dealer lots, but the V90 will be attained only through special online order.