New Polestar 1 could be sold for up to £134000

Polestar unveils their first car as an independent company

On Thursday, the new Polestar revealed its future as a standalone electric performance brand. Polestar hasn't made a decision about how these will be distributed, but chances are 300 will be sold in China, where the vehicle is going to be produced at a new factory set to be inaugurated in Chengdu by mid-2018.

Volvo's performance road auto brand Polestar just unveiled its first vehicle: a two-door, four-seat electric hybrid. The 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine kicks in to power the front wheels when the driver needs more mileage or wants to crank things up to full performance.

As a Flagship vehicle for Volvo, the S90 Coupe wouldn't have been a huge seller, but it would have signalled the development of the bloodline from the P1800, and made Volvo look cool and forward thinking.

The Polestar 2, meanwhile, is expected to go into production in late 2019.

"The Polestar 1 is a performance electric hybrid, but with the longest pure electric range of any hybrid auto in the world, we consider it an electric vehicle with support from an internal combustion engine", Polestar CEO Thomas Ingenlath explains.

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It is the first of three planned models to be built at a new purpose-built production facility in China. Additionally, it uses a double electric rear axle that enables torque vectoring. It also features Ohlins continuously controlled electric suspension (CESi).

Things could change in the future as Polestar has hinted it might eventually decide to sell the auto in the traditional sense of the word.

Polestar will also benefit as expect from synergies with Volvo in the development of next-generation technologies. The initial phase of the Polestar product roll out will then be completed by the larger SUV-style BEV-Polestar 3.

Polestar will also open dedicated spaces, that will give a preview, test drive and demonstrate the Polestar cars. A single monthly payment will streamline related expenses like insurance and maintenance, and Polestar will offer pick-up/drop-off servicing for when it's time for that oil change or tire rotation.

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