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News Polestar Reveals its Ambitions for 2025

Polestar Reveals its Ambitions for 2025

Polestar will release 3 new models by 2025

In the electric arena, the Polestar division, affiliated with the Geely Group and of course Volvo, is fascinating. Formerly the sporty wing of the Volvo brand, Polestar became a full-fledged manufacturer in 2020 as the Polestar 1 plug-in hybrid coupe (first introduced in 2017) stepped into the niche of prestige electrified cars. That limited-edition assembled car was then followed by the Polestar 2, a supersized sedan based on the same architecture as the Volvo XC40 Recharge, its squarer cousin from the sister brand.

At the time of writing, Polestar remains a drop in the bucket of electric cars, but the brand has much higher ambitions, intending to increase its sales figures tenfold by 2025. Indeed, the goal would be to sell as many as 290,000 vehicles annually worldwide, a figure lower than the number of Tesla vehicles sold in the last quarter of 2021.

Fortunately for electric car enthusiasts, Polestar intends to add three new models to its current lineup, which includes the rare 1 and the frankly more accessible 2. We already know that the Polestar 3 will be unveiled in 2022, the crossover that will definitely have the Tesla Model X in its sights, not to mention other electric crossovers on the market, including the Audi e-tron. The Swedish automaker has even already shown a photo of its future SUV in full makeup.

The Polestar 4 will also be an SUV, but it will be smaller, and should play more in the niche of the future electric Porsche Macan, the Tesla Model Y and the Audi Q4 e-tron. The latter would be expected a little before the end of 2023 with a range of nearly 600 km, like the Polestar 3 model.

But that’s not all, because the Swedish firm wants to double its lineup of cars by adding the Polestar 5, a sedan-coupe that would also be inspired by the Precept concept unveiled last year. This one would target the latest creations in the segment, such as the Porsche Taycan, the Audi e-tron GT or the Mercedes-Benz EQS, and even the EQE, not to mention Tesla’s Model S of course.

Polestar particularly wants to stand out for its driving pleasure, which is why the automaker will develop its own powertrains in the future, with the estimated output of the first in-house motor reportedly reaching 603 horsepower at the moment, while a two-speed dual-clutch gearbox would also be part of the recipe. And, unsurprisingly, the Swedish division would stand out from Volvo in terms of increased vehicle performance.

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