Polestar 1 ready for advance orders as thousands register their interest

Polestar 1 ready for advance orders as thousands register their interest

The Polestar 1, the first auto from the new electric performance brand Polestar, is now available for pre-ordering in 18 countries.

Polestar appeared at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show as a standalone brand alongside parent company Volvo for the first time this year, where Chief Operating Officer Jon Goodman told Auto Express that there were now around 6,000 expressions of interest in the coupe before a confirmed price had even been announced.

"With over 7,000 people interested in owning a Polestar 1 since its reveal, we are extremely encouraged by the passion shown for our product", explained Thomas Ingenlath, Chief Executive Officer, Polestar.

Set to arrive in mid-2019, the Polestar 1 features an electric drivetrain supported by a 2.0-litre, four-cylinder petrol engine, producing 592bhp and 1,000Nm of torque.

As expected, Europe forms the largest chunk of the opening cut, with Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Finland, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Austria, the Netherlands, Belgium, Switzerland and Poland being the available markets for the vehicle on the continent. Prospective customers can also access and online configurator to spec their model before ordering.

The fully-refundable €2,500 deposit - around £2,200 - secures a place in line for the Polestar 1 once it is officially released.

The Polestar 1 is based on Volvo's Scalable Platform Architecture (SPA) seen on the Swedish carmaker's 90 Series models (XC90, S90 and V90), though substantial revisions for this application means that almost 50% of the platform is new and bespoke.

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