Polestar 1

  • 2020 Polestar 1 first drive

    With its trick rear end, the Polestar 1 carves up corners in a manner that's second to none for its price.

  • Polestar 1 production at plant in Chengdu, China
    Polestar 1 starts production at new plant in China

    The carbon fiber-bodied, 600-horsepower Polestar 1 is finally in production.

  • Polestar 1 pre-production prototypes under construction
    Polestar 1 reaches pre-production stage

    The well-documented development of the Polestar 1 continues with the announcement Thursday that the high-performance hybrid coupe is now in the pre-production stage. This is the stage where final testing and certification and registration processes take place. Polestar said the first batch of 34...

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    Polestar 1's carbon fiber structure detailed

    The Polestar 1 is an achingly beautiful coupe that will be the first stand-alone vehicle for the newly formed performance brand. On Monday Polestar released select details about the car's carbon-fiber structure, the first news about the structure since the car officially broke cover in October...

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    Polestar 1 dynamic debut set for 2018 Goodwood Festival of Speed

    The first model from high-performance Swedish electric car brand Polestar is almost ready for delivery. The 600-horsepower coupe made its debut last fall, and we've since learned what markets it will each and how much it will cost. Now the Polestar 1 is on the verge of making its first run in front...

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    Polestar 1 finds most buyers in North America thus far

    The Polestar 1 has yet to make its North American debut, but that hasn't stopped locals to the continent from plopping down cash for the electrified, carbon-fiber-bodied sports coupe. Polestar CEO Thomas Ingenlath revealed on Thursday that North America is, in fact, the brand's biggest market...

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    The 600-horsepower Polestar 1 plug-in hybrid coupe has been priced from $155,000. Polestar made the announcement on Wednesday at the 2018 Beijing auto show where the Polestar 1 is being shown to a Chinese audience for the first time. The car will also be made in China at Polestar's plant under construction in the city of Chengdu. (It's where Polestar parent Volvo also has its own Chinese plants.) Instead of buying the car outright, interested parties will have the option to acquire a Polestar 1 via subscription, though pricing details for this option will be announced at a later date...

  • Polestar 1 undergoes cold-weather testing in northern Sweden
    Polestar 1's torque vectoring honed at the Arctic Circle

    Polestar's been conducting extensive tests of prototypes for its Polestar 1 since the high-performance luxury coupe was shown last fall. This has included long stints at one of the coldest places on the planet. Polestar engineers took prototypes north of the Arctic Circle during the winter, where...

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    Polestar 1 pre-orders start with $2,500 deposit

    The order books are open for the Polestar 1, a 600-horsepower, carbon fiber-bodied plug-in hybrid coupe that will be built in very limited numbers. Previously, interested parties could only signal their intention to purchase a Polestar 1 by registering their details on Polestar's website. According...

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    Polestar 1 production totals may increase beyond 1,500

    Following Polestar's split from Volvo to become a standalone brand, the division showed its first production model: the Polestar 1. At its debut, the brand said it planned for just 500 units a year over a three-year period. But with mounting demand, Polestar is reportedly looking into increasing...

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    US among initial launch markets for Polestar 1

    The United States will be among the first countries to be offered the new Polestar 1 when the plug-in hybrid coupe starts deliveries in 2019. The others will include Sweden, the Netherlands, Norway, Germany and China. Polestar says the countries were selected in part due to the level of interest...

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    Polestar 1's difficult assembly process will lead to low production numbers

    Polestar, now its own brand within Volvo Cars Group, unveiled its first production car this past October, the Polestar 1. Although the car possesses a stunning design and impressive performance specs, it won't be a mass-market vehicle, thanks to difficult production processes. The brand plans for...

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    Former Volvo tuner Polestar on Tuesday unveiled its first car, the aptly named Polestar 1, but if you’re thinking you've seen the design before, it’s because you have. Yes, the Polestar 1 is just a slightly massaged version of Volvo’s Concept Coupe which was presented at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show to introduce Volvo's current design language. Thomas Ingenlath, Volvo’s former design chief who is now in charge of Polestar, explained that following the positive response to the concept Volvo decided to put it into production. Ingenlath couldn’t be happier as he...

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    Polestar 1 is a carbon fiber-bodied 600-horsepower hybrid coupe

    Volvo was among the first automakers to announce intentions to phase out the internal combustion engine and move to a purely electrified portfolio of cars. In the process, Volvo's former in-house tuning division, Polestar, parted ways to become a standalone brand. Its mission? Build electrified...

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