Polestar is completely new, serving as Volvo's performance and electric-vehicle brand; its goal is to blend high-tech offerings with modern Swedish styling. The Polestar 1 is a plug-in hybrid coupe with a gas engine that combines with three electric motors for a total of 591 horsepower. The Polestar 2 sedanlike hatchback is the brand's answer to the Tesla Model 3; the 2 is an all-electric vehicle with a 402-hp rating, an estimated driving range of 275 miles, and the lifted ride height of a crossover. The Polestars look promising, but we'll have to reserve judgment on how well they succeed in their mission until we are able to drive them. We expect that to happen later in 2019.
The Polestar 2 is an all-electric hatchback with an eclectic design, but its beautiful cabin and intuitive infotainment system are more notable than its looks.
The Polestar 1 looks exquisite, and limited numbers make it exclusive, but this beautiful 2+2 coupe comes with a lofty price tag and some notable flaws.
The uniquely styled and totally electrified Polestar 2 is—fittingly—the second creation from Volvo's standalone performance brand.
The limited-production Polestar 1 pushes the standard for plug-in hybrids, pairing 60 miles of electric driving range with track-car performance.