Polestar, Volvo’s former sports division, continues to evolve as an independent brand within the Chinese Geely group. Although still directly nourished by Volvo’s technology, Polestar is gradually distancing itself from its parent company through a clear philosophy: the creation of high-performance, sporty electric cars.
The first model of the firm, the Polestar 1, is a coupe with carbon fiber bodywork called to serve as the flagship of the young brand. This sports car will be the only plug-in hybrid of the company since, from now on, all its models will be 100% electric. Its power of 600 hp and its autonomy in electric mode of 150 km NEDC make it a fearsome rival for models such as the BMW 8 Series, among others.
The Polestar 2 is a more ambitious proposition from a commercial point of view, as it will be one of the first direct rivals to the successful Tesla Model 3. This saloon will sit on Volvo’s CMA modular platform and take the same powertrain as the Volvo XC40 Recharge P8. Its top-of-the-range version will have more than 400 hp of power, will approve about 470 km WLTP of autonomy thanks to its 78 kWh capacity battery, and will cost around 60,000 euros. However, later an access version will be added that will start from 39,900 euros. The first deliveries of the vehicle, which is already in production, are expected this year.
The company’s third car will be the Polestar 3, a large SUV that will sit on the new SPA 2 modular platform, which will debut the third-generation Volvo XC90 (which will also feature a 100% electric version). Initially, this luxury electric SUV will hit the market throughout 2021, being the first Polestar model to wear the new design line launched by the Precept Concept prototype.
Now, some media have reported that precisely the Precept Concept will serve as the basis for the brand’s fourth model, the Polestar 4. The vehicle will be an executive saloon (segment E) with a sporty character called to compete against the Tesla Model S and especially against the twins Porsche Taycan and Audi e-Tron GT. Both of which are closer in their approach to the Swedish model.
The Polestar 4, which will also make use of the SPA 2 platform, will be presented in the second half of 2022 and will correspond 70% to the Precept Concept. It will maintain both the silhouette and the primary stylistic keys, including the absence of grill, which we can find in Polestar 1 and 2. It is expected to have two electric motors capable of providing a combined total power of 600 hp, while its 120 kWh battery should allow it to exceed 700 km of autonomy.