Sexy Polestar 1 Coupe Finally Shows Up On European Soil In Geneva

Volvo’s now standalone performance brand Polestar is celebrating its European debut at the Geneva Motor Show with the very attractive One plug-in hybrid coupe.

The new Polestar One is powered by a plug-in hybrid powertrain with a very impressive combined output of 600hp and 737lb-ft (1000Nm) of torque.

The powertrain mixes a 2.0-liter four-cylinder Drive-E petrol engine with two powerful electric motors that are mounted on the rear axle. The only official figure we have so far is the all-electric range of the Polestar One, which is a very impressive 93 miles (150km).

The new model is based on Volvo’s SPA architecture but Polestar claims that around 50 percent of the One is new and bespoke to them. That includes things like the all-carbon bodywork and the trick Öhlins Continuously Controlled Electronic Suspension (CESi).

88. Geneva International Motor Show, 05.03.2018, Palexpo – Guido ten Brink / SB-Medien

The new Polestar One will be offered under the company’s subscription service, which covers the additional costs of insurance, routine maintenance and depreciation. Polestar also said that they will outright sell their first product to those interested for a price between 130,000 and 150,000 euros ($160k to $184k in today’s exchange rates).

Production is set to begin in mid-2019 at a new factory in China, with Polestar to limit the output to 500 units per year, although this could change if customer demand is high enough.

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Image Credits: Guido ten Brink / SB-Medien for CarScoops

  • Bo Hanan

    Let me guess- in the USA Polestars will be sold thru Volvo dealerships… (rolls eyes) Goodness.

    • Dr Strangefinger

      Great looking design…. but, but, but DATASS!!!!

      • Bo Hanan

        I like cars with nice asses too, i.e. Porsche 911-Turbo wide body/928/944. BMW Z3M-Coupe. I call it “squat.”

        • Belthronding

          You like ass? You must be liking aston vanquish sure.

          • Bo Hanan

            Uh, I do and this conversation is starting to make me uncomfortable….LOL.

  • matrem

    That’s very pretty.

  • mccarluvr123

    I’m am actually furious that this isn’t a Volvo. Like I can feel my blood pressure rising as I type this. There is absolutely no reason whatsoever that this car can’t be a Volvo.

    • LWOAP

      Bean counters wouldn’t have it and it might have costed too much.

    • Well this is indeed a Volvo, designed and engineered closely with Volvo and ex-Volvo. But Geely thought that no one would buy 150k Volvo so they create Polestar.

      • Nordschleife

        But they could’ve just took out the carbon fiber. Kept the rest and sold it at A5/S5 prices.

        • Then the car would be heavy, cumbersone, don’t have enough performance and so forth.

          • Nordschleife

            Or it could be made of the same material the A5/S5 material which is normal car material and it could handle like the A5/S5. I guess my comment means it should have been made to the price point of those vehicles in what materials that encompasses.

          • I think it’s more akin to BMW i8 or VW XL1. The car were meant to generate interests for the brand before they can gear up for mass priduction model. But I agree more Polestar 1 should be on the street.

    • Status

      You may wish to see a psychiatrist if you’re becoming angry over how a car is badged.

    • Nordschleife

      I just want you to know I am in complete agreement with you. I make comment after comment because I am emotionally angered by their decision.

  • BlackPegasus

    It won’t look nowhere near as sexy as this concept. This car is a bold tasting coca-Cola , the car you will see in dealerships will be a diet RC cola 😒

    • ErnieB

      I think this is it.. production spec .. not a concept .

    • This is final production version though.

    • Carlos Gamarra

      it’s the real deal, bud

  • I’m waiting for Vol.. *ahem* Polestar to lend this car to journalist for some test reviews.

  • Astonman

    Design is ok. It’s sized like an economy car. Price is waayyyy too high.

  • SteersUright

    This Volvo Mustang is undeniably attractive, even if the brandiess, generic grille itself looks like shit and the overall design is very conservative and somewhat drab. Overpriced as all hell too. At $150k and with no brand pedigree, your new coupe offering must be stunning, not merely attractive enough. I do not foresee this going well for Polestar.

  • SORRY, NOT FOR $184K.

    • Belthronding

      This is absolutely crazy price.
      Yes car is really ok,but i am not quite sure if people find it is worth this price level.

    • Bo Hanan

      NO one will buy that.

  • Brabusbus

    PLEASE redesign the rear lamp! it is ruined the front looks.

    • Fallible Guy

      It’s an acquired taste. If anything, the S90 should’ve had the same rear light proportions as the Polestar. I’d say they’ll fix that in the S60, and the face-lifted version of the S90.

  • vvmdrf

    Stunning at every angle. First mods we will see are swapped v60 grilles on this

  • Buy one, order an S90/V90 grille and it becomes the Volvo it always should have been.

  • MarketAndChurch

    I’d rather have this than a Model S.

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