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- Report: It Looks Like Volvo is Working on a TCR Race Car
- Polestar 1 Production Will be Limited by Sheer Complexity of Assembly
- Polestar Introduces S/V60 Polestar Performance World Champion Editions
When it finally hits showrooms (as it were) Polestar’s new halo performance coupe, the 1, will first launch in the US, China, Germany, the Netherlands, Norway, and, of course, Sweden.
Those markets will also benefit from a Polestar Space, where interested subscribers (more on that in a moment) will be able to look at the car in a physical space.
Expected to open in the middle of 2019, the Polestar Spaces were selected on the basis of customer interest.
Since launching in October, Polestar has received more “expressions of interest” than they have production slots, so the question of where to place the Spaces was more than academic.
Early production will be limited due to the sheer complexity of assembly. Thanks to their carbon-fiber bodies that must be mated to a steel Volvo platform, production is only ever expected to ramp up to 500 per year.
Customers interested in owning a Polestar 1 won’t be able to, even if they’re among the 500 a year who get to drive it. That’s because Polestar will be disseminating its cars on a subscription basis.
In a scheme similar to the Volvo XC40’s subscription service, customers will sign up for a three-year term, with the option to swap out for another Polestar after 24 months.
The Polestar 1 is a hybrid sports car with 600 hp and the ability to travel up to 150 km (95 miles) on electricity alone.