Polestar has unveiled its first auto as a standalone brand. Now, someone has made a decision to explore the idea of a dreamy convertible by chopping off the fixed metal roof.
That being said, we wouldn't get our hopes up too high as far as something along the lines of a Polestar 1 cabrio taking into account the segment is shrinking and it probably wouldn't make much sense to come out with this body style. Naming might be a problem, as Polestars 2 and 3 are already set to be a small saloon and SUV respectively. As per the rules for producing cars in China, the plant will be run by a joint venture between Polestar and two Chinese companies within Zhejiang Geely.
Polestar, a new stand-alone premium electric-vehicle company owned by Volvo, has been launched as the company maintains its commitment to only electric or hybrid vehicles from 2019. It will be a mid-sized, battery-electric vehicle, competing with Tesla's Model 3.
The launch of the first Polestar marks the latest step in a global shift towards electric vehicles which, led by China, is quickly gathering pace.
A coupe design which had, back in the mists of time, been slated for Volvo production, before Polestar was bequeathed the shape to create its new 592bhp hybrid-drive debut. Polestar 1 is a two-door, 2+2 seat Grand Tourer Coupé with an "Electric Performance Hybrid" drivetrain.
The ordering and configuration of Polestar cars will be conducted online via a Polestar app or online portal.
Volvo fans shouldn't be too bummed by Polestar's transition to a standalone brand. However, Polestar also recognises that customers still want to physically engage with the brand so Polestar will open a network of Polestar Spaces around the world. Polestar will also move away from today's traditional ownership model. The $756 million dollar investment will bolster the early phases of Polestar's product lineup and industrial footprint. 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.