Polestar has begun taking deposits for its first fashion, the Polestar 1, earlier than it arrives later this 12 months. Customers can reserve their position within the queue for the hand-built fashion for a refundable €2,500 (£2,200).
The hand-built plug-in hybrid is to be had for pre-order in 18 international locations, together with the United States, China, a lot of Western Europe and the United Kingdom. Prospective shoppers too can get right of entry to and on-line configurator to spec their fashion earlier than ordering.
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Polestar gave the impression on the 2018 Geneva Motor Show as a standalone emblem along mother or father corporate Volvo for the primary time this 12 months, the place Chief Operating Officer Jon Goodman informed Auto Express that there have been these days round 6,000 expressions of hobby within the coupe earlier than a showed worth had even been introduced.
Initially Polestar used to be making plans a restricted run of only one,500 vehicles, set to be constructed on the emblem’s new facility in Chengdu, China. However, Goodman published that quantity may simply be doubled to fulfill call for from keen consumers.
Polestar CEO Thomas Ingenlath informed Auto Express that even if deposits can be taken, the pricing of the auto is being saved beneath wraps for now. However, we predict costs to be upper than firstly expected at round €150,000.
For that, shoppers will probably be getting a hand-built automotive that includes quite a lot of carbon fibre and powered via a plug-in hybrid gadget with a complete of 592bhp and 1,000Nm of torque. It’ll characteristic a claimed all-electric vary of 93 miles from its battery, whilst its 338bhp 2.Zero-litre four-cylinder petrol engine takes over as soon as this is depleted.
And even if the Polestar 1 will nonetheless be a restricted run automotive, it’s most likely to get replaced in line with Goodman. Once the corporate has established itself with its less expensive, all-electric 2 (saloon) and three (SUV) fashions, a brand new 1 may well be at the playing cards. “We’ll always want a flagship,” Goodman informed us.
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New Polestar 1: deposits taken for 592bhp hybrid coupe