First customers will be able to orther their cars in early 2018.

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Polestar became an independent car manufacturer (although still tightly connected with Volvo) on 17. of October 2017, when they announced the production of high-end electric and hybrid performance cars, starting with Polestar 1. A new coupe, based on current generation Volvo S90 sedan, but substantially shorter was to arrive on market in year 2019. First countries, that will receive it are going to be Sweden, Germany, China, U.S.A., Netherland and Norway.

Now, Auto Express revealed some new data on company's 'firstborn'. China-built car will only come in a left-hand drive version, which is a shame for UK customers, where mentioned car could have a lot of potential buyers. Later cars though, like announced Tesla Model 3-rival Polestar 2 and SUV Polestar 3 will also come as right-hand drive cars.

Volvo-like subscription for Polestar 1

New details were also revealed about car's technical data. Together with 2.0-liter petrol engine, producing 338 break horse power, car will be equipped with starter motor doubling as an electric generator, producing 39bhp and an electric motor on rear axle. Total power output of the car will thus be 592 break horse power, propelling the car from 0 to 100 kilometers per hour in 4 seconds. IT will also have an autonomy of 150 kilometers on electric power alone.

While the car hasn't entered the production yet, it's price has also been revealed. Polestar 1 will cost approximately 130.000 euros, although company is primarily planning to 'sell' it on subscription, just like Volvo is already doing with their brand new XC40 SUV. A total of 500 cars should leave the production each year.

Jure Šujica
Photo: Volvo

Jan. 28, 2018 Driving photo: Polestar

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