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Here’s something for all Volvo Polestar fans – this will be right up your alley, Tokmoh. Now fully-owned by Volvo, the tuning house will be introducing its own line-up of Polestar hardware upgrades, to go along with the software optimisation kits that are currently available. Better yet, the new add-ons will be available in Malaysia sooner rather than later!

As far as scoops go, this one is pretty big. Polestar’s R&D director Magnus Skeppstedt told paultan.org today that the hardware optimisation range will be launched globally towards the end of 2015, and will include Polestar-branded high performance suspension parts, exhaust systems, bodykits and even interior enhancements, such as specialised steering wheels, pedals and gear knobs.

According to the Polestar official, the range will be offered on all Volvo models. As is the norm with Polestar parts, the installation will not affect the vehicle’s manufacturer warranty.

Volvo Car Malaysia, meanwhile, has informed us that the Polestar Optimisation parts will be offered in our market shortly after the global introduction. Malaysian customers can look forward to such performance and visual enhancements by the first half of 2016, we’ve been told, both as complete packages as well as ala carte add-ons. Apparently, the entire range of products will be made available, save for the brake kits.

To put it into perspective, it looks like Volvo Polestar is heading towards the approach taken by BMW’s M Performance brand, offering manufacturer-backed aftermarket performance and aesthetic accessories.