Whatever the recent complete rethinking of the partnership with Volvo or the sky-gazing name of the brand, the crazy about horsepower German brand has made to the market once again. Polestar, the new electric performance brand from Gothenburg, is surely out to make a huge din. The company certainly brings with itself a new aura of freshness and there is a new endeavor that can be seen in the lineup that it has to offer. The company has also been benefitted by the fact that an ambitious new CEO, Thomas Ingenlath, has taken over the proceedings for the past six months. He had spent the last five years as the chief design engineer of Volvo. Thus the latest models of Gothenburg has been relevant as well as beautiful.
The Polestar 1 had begun its journey as the Volvo Concept Coupe in 2013. The car is a beautiful 2+2 that had been created to demonstrate the Scalable Product Architecture that underpins most of the larger Volvo models out in the market today. Though it was good, the management saw that there was a problem. The car would not get too much popularity as a normal Volvo model as it had too much cost for a smaller car. But the car had attracted a lot of attention as the Concept Coupe. But the work could not be started as it would stretch the designs of the Volvo too much but it would be a fir in the GT category.
The Polestar 1 can be called 'electrified' when it hits the market in 2019 and the successors would be purely battery-electric cars. The car would have a powertrain of 600 hp and there is an under-floor traction battery that would offer a range of 145 km. The car makes use of the Ohlin's continuously controlled electronic suspension and is very advanced. Only 500 units would be produced in a year and would cost about Rs. 1.17 crores. The car is a model that would be a halo product and might not be making it out to the market too much because of the high prices. There is also no word if the car would be making it to the Indian markets.