Shiny alloy pedals, some carbonfibre-effect centre console trim, sports seats and a pair of wheel-mounted gearshift paddles. These are the changes that instantly identify a V60 Polestar’s cabin from its rangemates – and at first, they don’t seem like much for your money.
But there’s more than first meets the eye to this gently purposeful cabin if you take the time to uncover the details.
All Polestars come with a mix of dark charcoal leather with downy nubuck suede panelling and contrasting blue stitching.
It’s just about sporty enough to give the car a performance flavour, but it’s far from over the top. In fact, it’s spot on.
The driver’s seat feels high-mounted when you settle into it – Volvos always give good visibility first and foremost – but headroom and legroom are generous enough and the seat itself is typically comfortable and supportive.
There’s plenty of adjustment in the steering column, while the wheel itself has a perforated leather outer rim and an Alcantara inner. You can brush the latter with your fingertips, but it won’t wear as quickly there as it might elsewhere on the rim. There’s pragmatic thinking for you.