Thursday, October 19, 2017

Volvo's Polestar Performance Brand Taking Orders

Polestar, Volvo Car Group’s performance brand, unveiled its first three planned made-in-China cars. Polestar 1 is a 600 horsepower  two-door, 2+2 seat carbon fiber body Grand Tourer CoupĂ© with an ‘Electric Performance Hybrid’ drivetrain, set to roll off the production line in mid-2019. Polestar 1 is an electric car supported by an internal combustion engine with a range of 93 miles on pure electric power. Polestar 2 will start production later in 2019 and will be the first battery-electric vehicle (BEV) from the Volvo Car Group. It will be a mid-sized BEV, joining the competition around the Tesla Model 3, and with consequently higher volumes than Polestar 1. The Polestar 3 is a larger SUV-style BEV. Cars will be ordered 100% online and offered on a two or three year subscription basis. The zero-deposit, all-inclusive subscription will also add features such as pick-up and delivery servicing and the ability to rent alternative vehicles within the Volvo and Polestar range, all incorporated into one monthly payment.