Polestar 1
Polestar 1
Polestar 1

2021 Polestar 1

Pros: Striking styling; limited production numbers ensure exclusivity; high-tech body construction and features; invigorating performance

Cons: Steep pricing; small trunk; very cramped rear seats

CG Says: The Polestar 1 is the inaugural offering from Polestar, the luxury electrified-vehicle division of Volvo Cars. The Polestar name originated as Volvo’s in-house tuning division (similar to Mercedes-Benz’s AMG or BMW’s M), and has now become a stand-alone brand as well. The “1” is a high-performance plug-in-hybrid 2-door coupe that can run on electric power, a supercharged and turbocharged 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine, or both. Total system output is an impressive 619 horsepower, and the estimated pure-electric driving range is 60 miles. The Polestar 1 is a very limited-production vehicle (Polestar says it will make only 1500 units globally over 3 years), and it comes as a fully-equipped luxury vehicle; the only option (at $5000) is matte-finish paint.

The Facts
Class Premium Sporty/Performance Car
Body Style(s) 2-door coupe
Passenger Count 4
Drive Wheels all-wheel drive
Manufacturer Polestar
Nation of Manufacture China
Base Prices Base: $155,000

Base Engine
supercharged and turbocharged 2.0-liter 4-cylinder/electric motors
Std. Transmission
8-speed automatic
Avail. Transmission
EPA Gas Engine Combined (mpg)
EPA Electric Engine Combined (MPGe)

Polestar 1
2021 Polestar 1
NHTSA Ratings
Overall - NA

(5 is the highest rating)

Front Crash - NA
Side Crash - NA
Rollover - NA

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