Polestar has released it's first model since becoming a stand alone brand from Volvo. The new model, named the Polestar 1, is a four seater hybrid coupe. The car is set to go into production in 2019, powered by a Volvo 2.0L petrol engine, producing 377BHP, combined with two electric motors, which produce a combined power of 215BHP. Together, the entire car produces a combined power of 592BHP.
The 592BHP Polestar 1! - Image from Autocar
The design of the Polestar 1 takes much of it's inspiration from the Volvo Concept Coupe, unveiled in 2012. Although they will no longer create new cars with Volvo, the Swedish manufacturer will still underpin Polestar with technology. Polestar will also be used by Volvo as it's "technology spearhead".
Each model will be in left hand drive - Image from Autocar
Polestar will produce a maximum of 500 Polestar 1 models each year, which will all be left hand drive only. The company have said that this is because of lack of capacity in production of such small numbers. Each Polestar 1 model will be built in Polestar's new factory, which is currently being built in Chengdu, China.