Volvo Has Amazing Things In Store For 2019
The Volvo Polestar brand is still at its inception stages but it’s evident that the company has incredible plans for the future. Volvo has announced the launch of the Volvo S90-based Polestar 1 next year, with a hybrid performance coupe of 600 horsepower. As great as this sounds, the car is a limited edition halo car with just 500 to be built annually.
The follow-up model, however, –the Polestar 2– will be a mass-produced car estimated to cost about $50,000 and will be debut in mid-2019 shortly after the Polestar 1 hits the market. While the Polestar 1 is a small car, the Polestar 2 has an estimated sale of 60,000 per annum globally.
The CEO of Polestar, Thomas Ingenlath confirmed at the Roadshow event which held at the Volvo Headquarters in Gothenburg, Sweden that the Volvo Polestar 2 will be built on an electrified version of Volvo’s new Compact Modular Architecture (CMA).
The Polestar 1 uses a modified version of the s90 T8’s twin-engine hybrid powerplant that has a pair of electric motors mounted at the rear axle each of which drives an individual rear wheel. Ingenelath says,
“It’s not just about changing a tuner brand that we had into, you know, something that we glue now under our electric Volvos.They’re not just electric Volvos. They stand for something different.”
Although there are no images of the cars yet, Ingenlath has said that the Polestar 2 will be similar to the Volvo 2016 40.2 Concept but with electrical architecture.
After the release of the Polestar 2, the Polestar 3 is already in the works as the biggest of the series in size, although, more details about that will be revealed much later.