Advance orders for Polestar 1 performance hybrid now being taken

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A €2,500 deposit will secure UK customers a place in the production queue for Volvo subsidiary Polestar’s first car


Advance orders are now being taken for the Polestar 1 hybrid performance car – the first to come from the Volvo spin-off brand.

Potential UK buyers of the electrified machine can secure a place in the production queue with a €2,500 (circa £2,220) deposit, which is fully refundable should any minds change. Applications to buy a Polestar 1 can be made online, with those successful then able to use a configurator to spec the car to their liking before ordering.

Thomas Ingenlath, chief executive of Polestar, said: “With over 7,000 people interested in owning a Polestar 1 since its reveal, we are extremely encouraged by the passion shown for our product. We will now take the next steps towards delivering this beautiful car to our first customers.”

Set to arrive in mid-2019, the Polestar 1 features an electric drivetrain supported by a 2.0-litre, four-cylinder petrol engine, producing 592bhp and 1,000Nm of torque. It’s also capable of travelling 90 miles on battery power alone.

This is the first car to come from the Volvo-owned brand, which was revealed as a spin-off in 2017. The Polestar 1 will be produced in China at a purpose-built facility in Chengdu that will finish construction later this year. Polestar plans to produce just 500 examples of the 1 annually.

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