It was just last week that we reported on Volvo ending combustion-only engines and after 2019 will be supplemented with different stages of electrification. We also reported on Volvo saying that Polestar, their longtime performance partner, was spun-off to create bespoke, high-end, performance electric models. Today, we are now learning what their first model may be.
As first reported by AutoCar UK, Polestar is developing a high-end, electric coupé that is said to produce in excess of 600 bhp. This will be the first Polestar model to enter production and not badged a Volvo. Polestar has said they will not share Volvo badging, styling, or equipment, but it’s reported that the coupé will be built on the existing Volvo S60/V60 platform as a base, but Volvo is giving Polestar freedom to bespoke platforms and solutions.
In a statement from Volvo to AutoCar, “Polestar will enjoy specific technological and engineering synergies with Volvo Cars and benefit from significant economies of scale as a result of its connection to Volvo. These synergies will allow it to design, develop and build world-beating electrified high performance cars.”
We hope to see more of the new Polestar Coupé in the coming months. Reports show that the model will be unveiled as early as the Frankfurt Auto Show in September, but I’m skeptical of that right now.