Anton Andres / Polestar | October 18, 2017 10:21
Polestar pulls the covers off their first car
After weeks of teasers, Polestar has officially revealed their first car after branching off from Volvo. Simply dubbed the '1', it is a E-segment two-door coupe with plug-in hybrid technology. The new automaker has not fully severed its ties with Volvo as the Polestar 1 is still based on the Swedish brand's flagship sedan, the S90.
As mentioned, this large coupe features plug-in hybrid tech and it is based on the current system Volvo uses. For this car, Polestar claims that it has a pure electric range of 150km, which is said to be the longest full-electric range of any hybrid car on the market. The automaker has yet to reveal full specs of its engine-electric motor combination but it makes more power than the Twin-engined S90 T8. The result of the electric motor and gas engine working together is a total power output of 600 PS and a whopping 1,000 Nm of torque. That is nearly 200 PS and 360 Nm more than the range-topping S90.
As for styling, there are several Volvo styling cues present on the Polestar 1, particularly in the front fascia. There's the 'Thor's Hammer' LED light signature, as well as a wide, cascading grill. The corners of the bumpers meanwhile feature bold touches with defined creases on each end. Unlike it's four-door cousin, the S90, however, the Polestar 1 uses a clamshell hood.
The Polestar 1 also has a sleeker side profile as it is a two-door. Its windshield is raked steeper with the rear section of the roof sweeping downwards to merge with the rear windshield and the shorter deck. Its quarter panel meanwhile sees a modern interpretation of the 'coke-bottle' look from coupes of the past. Door-mounted side mirrors and frameless windows are also some of the highlights of its sides.
Volvo's signature C-shaped tail lights make an appearance while the trunk lid has been reshaped to seam with the coupe's profile. The rear bumper is shorter than the ones seen in the S90, and it comes with a more aggressive lower section. It then rides on low-profile tires with large alloy wheels, which are exclusive to this plug-in hybrid.