Saturday, May 21, 2022
News Meet the new Polestar 1 and its insane hybrid engine

Meet the new Polestar 1 and its insane hybrid engine

Polestar is officially a stand-alone automaker today. Perhaps maybe not technically, but the brand unveiled its first vehicle, the all-new Polestar 1. If the folks at Polestar manage to pull this off, the automotive world will have gained one heck of a new performance car.

Using a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine provided by Volvo combined with two electric engines, the Polestar 1 gives the driver 600 horsepower and 737 pound-feet of torque. It can also go on electric power only for about 150 kilometers, making it the plug-in hybrid vehicle with the most range on the market. At least on paper.

There will be plenty of tech features as well, starting with an app that lets you unlock the doors without a key or let others get in the vehicle if needed.

There will be a starting run of 500 units produced, and Polestar says you can order your Polestar 1 today although no details were given in regards to pricing. We do know that the first models are expected off the lines in 2019. They will be built in China.

What was once Volvo’s answer to Mercedes-AMG or BMW M is now running on its own, and if the Polestar 1 is what the new automaker has come up with to get the ball rolling, we can’t wait to see what else it has in store.

Trending Now

Canada’s Road Safety Week Highlights Good Driving Habits With a Real Pro

New cars are loaded with passive and active safety systems, but the driver is still in charge. Roughly 160,000 car accidents occur every...

Kia will Unveil a Fleet of Commercial EVs by 2025

The automaker wants to be a leader in sustainable mobility with the help of these vehicles These EVs will range from small pod...

The Toyota Sienna Turns 25 and Gets a Limited-Availability Anniversary Edition

The Sienna took over from the Previa in 1998. Nearly 300,000 have been sold in Canada since. The current 4th generation launched for...

The RWD Cadillac Lyriq will Start at $69,898 in Canada

The entry-level rear wheel drive version will have up to 502 kilometers of range Deliveries of this model will begin in the fall,...

Maserati’s MC20 Spyder Will be Called Cielo

Today is the International Day of Light which is an enlightened time to announce the MC20 convertible’s name. The Global Premiere will be...
Charles Jolicoeur
Charles Jolicoeur was studying to be a CPA when he decided to drop everything and launch a car website in 2012. Don't ask. The journey has been an interesting one, but today he has co-founded and manages 8 websites including EcoloAuto.com and MotorIllustrated.com as General Manager of NetMedia360. He also sits on the board of the Automotive Journalists Association of Canada. Send me an email

1 COMMENT

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.