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Polestar 1 reaches pre-production stage

The well-documented development of the Polestar 1 continues with the announcement Thursday that the high-performance hybrid coupe is now in the pre-production stage. This is the stage where final testing and certification and registration processes take place. Polestar said the first batch of 34 pre-production prototypes will be used for crash tests...

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Polestar won’t sell from traditional dealerships

Polestar said on Thursday it would not sell its cars from traditional dealerships in North America. Instead, the Swedish offshoot of Volvo said it will operate franchised "galleries" called Polestar Spaces. The galleries will be located in city centers. Trained product experts–not salespeople on commission–will provide all the information a...

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Polestar will increase the rear bias of your AWD Volvo

Polestar may be its own independent brand now but the former motorsport and tuning company is still offering performance upgrades for its parent Volvo. Its latest upgrade is a software tune that sees the all-wheel-drive systems of popular Volvo models increase their rear bias. The software increases the amount and frequency of torque distributed to the rear...

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Polestar 2 electric sedan to feature 350-mile range, 405 horsepower

The Tesla Model 3 will see a direct rival from Volvo Cars' newly minted Polestar brand, and the first details about the electric car have come out. Speaking to Autocar, Polestar COO Jonathan Goodman said the second Polestar model, fittingly called Polestar 2, will boast up to a 350-mile range, up to 405 horsepower, and start around $40,000. Goodman noted...

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Polestar 1’s carbon fiber structure detailed

The Polestar 1 is an achingly beautiful coupe that will be the first stand-alone vehicle for the newly formed performance brand. On Monday Polestar released select details about the car's carbon-fiber structure, the first news about the structure since the car officially broke cover in October 2017. Carbon fiber is light-weight reinforced polymer that is...

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2019 Volvo S60 first with Polestar Engineered performance upgrade

The redesigned 2019 Volvo S60 due to be revealed on June 20 will be the first of the Swedish automaker's cars to receive the new Polestar Engineered treatment. Recall, Polestar is now a standalone brand so will no longer be building dedicated performance offerings for Volvo like the current S60 and V60 Polestar models. Instead there will be upgrades offered...

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Polestar 1 dynamic debut set for 2018 Goodwood Festival of Speed

The first model from high-performance Swedish electric car brand Polestar is almost ready for delivery. The 600-horsepower coupe made its debut last fall, and we've since learned what markets it will each and how much it will cost. Now the Polestar 1 is on the verge of making its first run in front of the public, aka its dynamic debut. Polestar on Monday...

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Polestar 1 flagship coupe priced from $155,000

The 600-horsepower Polestar 1 plug-in hybrid coupe has been priced from $155,000. Polestar made the announcement on Wednesday at the 2018 Beijing auto show where the Polestar 1 is being shown to a Chinese audience for the first time. The car will also be made in China at Polestar's plant under construction in the city of Chengdu. (It's where Polestar parent...

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Polestar 1 production totals may increase beyond 1,500

Following Polestar's split from Volvo to become a standalone brand, the division showed its first production model: the Polestar 1. At its debut, the brand said it planned for just 500 units a year over a three-year period. But with mounting demand, Polestar is reportedly looking into increasing the production numbers. Automotive News Europe (subscription...

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US among initial launch markets for Polestar 1

The United States will be among the first countries to be offered the new Polestar 1 when the plug-in hybrid coupe starts deliveries in 2019. The others will include Sweden, the Netherlands, Norway, Germany and China. Polestar says the countries were selected in part due to the level of interest surrounding the Polestar 1. Since the car's reveal in...

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