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Here's the Polestar 1 doing some snowy road testing

Polestar's halo coupe, the shapely Polestar 1 is about to get its China debut at the Auto China show in Beijing next week, after its global presentation at the Geneva Motor Show last month. It arrives at the China show with greetings from snowy Sweden, as Polestar has released this test footage from the Swedish Arctic Circle.

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600-horsepower coupe is part of Volvo's new performance brand

The Polestar 1, the first vehicle from Volvo's new electrified performance brand, is finally available for pre-order. After debuting late last year, we got our first real glimpse of the sleek coupe at last week's Geneva Motor Show. Though production has been limited to just 1,500 units, more than 7,000 people expressed a real interest in the car. Orders can be placed with a fully-refundable $2,500 deposit.

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1,500 cars was the plan, but 6,000 people quickly expressed interest

Deposits will start to be taken next week.

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The Polestar 1 is a four-seat, plug-in hybrid performance coupe with two electric motors and a twincharged four-cylinder that combine for 600 hp of all-wheel potency.

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The midsize EV sedan will join Polestar 1 coupe and a Polestar 3 SUV

The Polestar 2 should be revealed by late 2019.

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Customers will also get a choice of battery sizes, the company’s R&D boss says.

The next V40 will offer all-electric and plug-in hybrid powertrain options.

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America will be one of the first markets with dealers.

Only a limited number of countries are getting dealers to start.

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Though details on outright purchasing aren't yet sorted.

The 600-horsepower hybrid Polestar 1 has a targeted price of between $153,000 and $177,000. Still, a subscription model is being pushed by the company.

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There are mixed messages about the exclusivity of Polestar's subscription service

The messages are mixed.

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Owners will never need to step foot in a Volvo dealership.

Owners will never need to step foot in a dealership.

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Plus: Details on the next two Polestar models coming soon.

Don't call it a Volvo.

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Polestar plans to reveal the Polestar 1 at the 2017 Shanghai Auto Show.

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It seems to resemble the Volvo Concept Coupe from 2013

Be it a pure EV or a hybrid of some kind, it should be a knockout.

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We spoke with Lex Kerssemakers and Thomas Ingenlath in Geneva.

Volvo is far from dead in the US.

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Volvo's tuning division managed to find an extra 21 hp and 29 lb-ft of torque in the XC90's highly stressed T8 powertrain.

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Like your Volvo with a bit more of an edge? Polestar can hook you up with a performance package for the new S90 sedan and V90 wagon.

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The engine is now the Drive-E four-cylinder.

The 2016 Volvo S60 and V60 Polestar now use the twin-charged Drive-E engine to make 367 horsepower and 347 pound-feet of torque. The models are also 97 pounds lighter than last year and get slotted Brembo brakes. Deliveries begin this summer.