Polestar 1 Coupe debut in GenevaMarch 5, 2018
Volvo’s now standalone performance brand Polestar is celebrating its European debut at the Geneva Motor Show with the very attractive One plug-in hybrid coupe.
The new Polestar One is powered by a plug-in hybrid powertrain with a very impressive combined output of 600hp and 737lb-ft (1000Nm) of torque.
The powertrain mixes a 2.0-liter four-cylinder Drive-E petrol engine with two powerful electric motors that are mounted on the rear axle. The only official figure we have so far is the all-electric range of the Polestar One, which is a very impressive 93 miles (150km).
The new model is based on Volvo’s SPA architecture but Polestar claims that around 50 percent of the One is new and bespoke to them. That includes things like the all-carbon bodywork and the trick Öhlins Continuously Controlled Electronic Suspension (CESi).
The new Polestar One will be offered under the company’s subscription service, which covers the additional costs of insurance, routine maintenance and depreciation. Polestar also said that they will outright sell their first product to those interested for a price between 130,000 and 150,000 euros ($160k to $184k in today’s exchange rates).
Production is set to begin in mid-2019 at a new factory in China, with Polestar to limit the output to 500 units per year, although this could change if customer demand is high enough.