6 March 2018
Polestar 1 makes public debut
The brand — formerly relating to Volvo performance cars — introduced the Polestar 1 to the public for the first time at the Geneva Motor Show. The European debut follows its global media reveal in Shanghai, China, in late 2017.
Though over 6,000 expressions of interest have been received for the car, only 500 a year will be built. Pre-orders will open on 13 March
Polestar customers will be able to subscribe to their Polestar car for two or three years in the same way as has been introduced to Volvo cars as an option. One monthly fee includes sundries like insurance and maintenance. Customers will also be able to purchase the Polestar 1 outright if desired.
The Polestar 1 is a petrol hybrid 2+2 GT coupé with 600hp and a 150km of pure electric driving range – the longest of any hybrid car in the world. The petrol engine powers the front wheels, and dual electric motors power the rear.
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