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.
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.
Deposits will start to be taken next week.
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.
The Polestar 2 should be revealed by late 2019.
Only a limited number of countries are getting dealers to start.
Owners will never need to step foot in a dealership.
Polestar plans to reveal the Polestar 1 at the 2017 Shanghai Auto Show.
Be it a pure EV or a hybrid of some kind, it should be a knockout.
It was developed with Cyan Racing, Polestar's WTCC partner.
Volvo's former performance brand is going big.
But it will still do performance upgrades.
Volvo is far from dead in the US.
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.
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.