Earlier on, we reported that Volvo Car Malaysia has begun offering the Polestar Performance Optimisation programme for select Volvo models. This V40 T5 Drive-E at Clear Marque’s Jalan Kuching showroom is the first we’ve seen with all the Polestar goodies, thanks to the dealer’s initiative.

What goodies you might be asking? Well, the Polestar Performance Optimisation programme offers five separate packages – chassis, intake and exhaust, wheels, interior and exterior, and optimisation – and this car has all of them. Starting with the chassis package, the V40 gains a new set of shock absorbers and coil springs, while the wheels package includes the fitment of 19-inch lightweight rims shod with Pirelli P Zero tyres (235/35 section).

Moving on, a stainless steel exhaust system (with Polestar branding at the tips), a sports air filter, new air box lid and a rear diffuser are all fitted as part of the intake and exhaust package. Lastly, the interior and exterior upgrade includes a new rear spoiler, door sills, black side mirror covers, sports pedals and gear knob.

Finally, the most exciting of the bunch, the optimisation package sees the 2.0 litre T5 Drive-E petrol engine now produce 253 hp (from 245 hp) and 400 Nm (from 350 Nm), allowing it to achieve the 0-100 km/h sprint in 6.2 seconds (from 6.3 seconds). It isn’t just additional power either, as the upgrade improves the V40’s throttle response, gearshift speed, gearshift precision and gear hold, as well as off-throttle response.

For those looking to order the Polestar packages individually, the prices are listed in this table, here. It just so happens we have a V40 with the full Polestar package listed on our our sister classifieds site, oto.my, for RM240,888. For your info, the V40 T5 Drive-E retails for RM180,888 (OTR without insurance).