Volvo contemplated this concept beforehand with the Idea Property.
By combining a vintage-inspired coupe with an environment friendly, but highly effective plug-in hybrid powertrain, the Polestar 1 is undeniably cool. Provided that automobile’s design evokes the Volvo P1800, it solely is smart to think about the automobile as a taking pictures brake just like the later P1800ES (pictured under). X-Tomi Design already has a rendering that envisions the long-roof mannequin.
Moderately than taking direct inspiration from the P1800ES’ large expanse of rear glass, X-Tomi Design evokes cues from the present V90 wagon. The upper roof seems to permit the fitment of extra snug rear seats to switch the tiny bench behind the usual Polestar 1 coupe.
Volvo already thought of a automobile very similar to a Polestar 1 taking pictures brake with its Idea Property (gallery under) in 2014. The design finally developed into the present V90.
Sadly, making a Polestar 1 taking pictures brake won’t be really easy in the true world, or its rear cargo area would not less than endure compromises. The rear seat’s backrest doesn’t transfer as a result of most of the hybrid elements mount there within the trunk. Not having the ability to fold down the bench would reduce the quantity of stuff somebody might haul within the automobile.
Polestar is now a part of Volvo’s effort to construct a devoted division for electrified efficiency autos. Because the title suggests, the 1 is the primary effort from this new work. It rides a model of Volvo’s SPA platform with particular tuning by Polestar. The hybridized powertrain produces 600 horsepower (447 kilowatts) and 737 pound-feet (1,000 Newton-meters) of torque, and the mannequin can go 93 miles (150 kilometers) on a cost.
Manufacturing of the Polestar 1 will start in China in mid-2019. The agency will add a smaller, totally electrical Polestar 2 that yr, too. Finally, the lineup will embody a Polestar three crossover.
Supply: X-Tomi Design
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