Akebono Calipers and Disc Brake Pads featured on Volvo’s XC60 T8 Polestar Engineered

Farmington Hills, Mich. – November 19, 2020 -  Akebono Brake Corporation is pleased to announce that Akebono 6-piston calipers and disc brake pads are featured on the front wheels of Volvo's high-performance SUV, the XC60 T8 Polestar Engineered, which became available in Japan on November 6th, 2020.

The Akebono disc calipers supplied to Volvo are 6-piston aluminum mono block opposed calipers developed for high-end and high-performance vehicles. With Akebono's high-performance pads, the front brakes provide superior stopping performance at high speeds, under severe loads and at high temperatures, along with providing superior comfort which is expected for premium vehicles.

Volvo XC60 T8 Polestar Engineered using Akebono calipers and brake pads

Akebono six-piston monoblock aluminum caliper



Edward Gerhardt
Akebono Brake Corporation
(248) 303-3928

Jennifer Lajcaj
Akebono Brake Corporation
(248) 320-0017

About Akebono Brake Corporation

Akebono Brake Corporation, North America’s leading supplier of advanced braking systems and pioneer of ceramic friction technology.  A leader in ceramic friction material development and production, with a focus on noise, vibration and harshness (NVH), analysis and control.  Akebono sells Ultra-Premium Ceramic Disc Brake Pads, Made in the USA for the Automotive Aftermarket under the brands ProACT, EURO and Akebono Performance.                 

For more information, visit www.akebonobrakes.com

About Akebono Brake Industry Co, Ltd.

Akebono Brake Industry Co., Ltd. (TSE: 7238), founded in 1929, is a world leader in advanced brake and friction material development and production. The Akebono Group operates R&D centers and manufacturing facilities worldwide, including in Japan, the United States, Europe and Asia. For more information, visit www.akebono-brake.com/english/index.html.

Proudly Made in the USA

Akebono Brakes are trusted by manufacturers globally, delivering superior braking power, quiet performance, and longer rotor and pad life. As a pioneer of ceramic friction technology, Akebono is proud to manufacture 100 percent of its aftermarket brakes in the USA. Enjoy a smoother ride and clean wheels with Akebono Brakes.