The hot Polestar 1 coupe after debut at the Geneva Motor Show in 2018 went to the world tour. The premiere of the stylish newcomer in the USA has been held at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance.
This is a very important event for a new Volvo’s brand, given that the United States is currently the largest market for the Scandinavian manufacturer. In particular, about 200 buyers from the US have already made a down payment for the purchase of the hybrid car.
The Polestar 1, which was originally planned as the Volvo S90 Coupe, should be mass-produced in mid-2019 at a new factory located in Chinese Chengdu.
About 500 coupes will be assembled in the first year, but volumes will grow. At the same car factory the Tesla 3 will be produced to compete with the upcoming Polestar 2. The Model X will be the main rival for the Polestar 3.
The Polestar 1, again, is a hybrid. A four-cylinder 2.0-liter turbocharged petrol engine along with two electric motors produce 600 hp.
At the same time, the coupe can become the record holder among hybrid vehicles by the reserve of autonomy. It is expected that the coupe will be able to overcome up to 93 miles (150 km) just on electric traction.
The Polestar 1 is priced at $155,000.