• Polestar 1 Order Books Open Next Year; Dealerships to Follow

    2018 Polestar 1
  • Uses the Volvo Scaleable Platform Architecture
  • Available via “subscription”
  • Up to 93 miles in EV mode
  • Hybrid powertrain makes 600 horsepower
  • Cabin layout taken from the Volvo S90
  • High-end materials throughout
  • Owning one will be about $100K
  • Electronic suspension is from Ohlins
  • Very similar to the Volvo S90
  • Classic GT car shape
  • Carbon fiber body cuts weight
  • 2+2 seating arrangement
  • 738 pound-feet of torque

The US will be one of the first countries to get these dealerships

Polestar is now one step closer to bringing the 600-horsepower plug-in hybrid Polestar 1 to the road. A few months after accepting registrations of interest in the car, Volvo’s new performance subsidiary is now preparing to officially open the order books for the sports coupe sometime in early 2018.

Polestar 1 Order Books Open Next Year; Dealerships to Follow Exterior Wallpaper quality
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Very similar to the Volvo S90
Expectations are high on the 2+2 grand tourer, which is Polestar’s first offering after breaking away from Volvo to become its own brand

The Polestar 1 has been making news recently for the right reasons. Expectations are high on the 2+2 grand tourer, which is Polestar’s first offering after breaking away from Volvo to become its own brand. The newly-minted company is expected to add at least two more models in the coming years to fill its ranks.

For now, the focus is on the Polestar 1, and rightfully so. It’s unclear if the company will still offer the coupe on a subscription basis, as was previously reported. Volvo spokesman Johan Meissner hinted at that possibility back in October when he remarked that the Polestar 1 “will be offered on a comprehensive subscription basis that will cover depreciation, insurance, and routine maintenance.”

Polestar 1 Order Books Open Next Year; Dealerships to Follow Interior
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Cabin layout taken from the Volvo S90
On the dealership front, Polestar is moving ahead with plans to open brick-and-mortar showrooms and dealerships in a number of countries

On the dealership front, Polestar is moving ahead with plans to open brick-and-mortar showrooms and dealerships in a number of countries. These establishments, called “Polestar Spaces,” will serve as the go-to places for those interested in the company’s vehicles, including the Polestar 1. The brand indicated that countries with the most people showing interest in its cars will get first dibs on these Spaces. The US and China are included in this list of countries, as are Germany, the Netherlands, Norway, and Sweden. The first of these dealerships will open sometime in 2019, coinciding with the start of production of the Polestar 1.

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Polestar 1 Order Books Open Next Year; Dealerships to Follow
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2018 Polestar 1

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