Polestar 1 exits stage with final-edition model
Polestar has confirmed it’s to end production of its Polestar 1 performance hybrid later this year.
Unveiled in 2017, the Polestar 1 served as a halo car, showcasing the brand’s performance and eco credentials thanks to its 609hp powertrain. This comprised a 2.0-litre turbo four-cylinder with twin rear electric motors, giving 1,000Nm of torque and an electric-only range of 124 miles; said to still be the longest of any hybrid car in the world.
“It’s hard to believe that our beautiful halo car comes to the end of its production life later this year,” said Thomas Ingenlath, Polestar CEO. “We pushed boundaries with this car, not only in terms of engineering but also in its design and execution. Polestar 1 set the tone for our brand and its genes are evident in Polestar 2 – as they will be in our future cars to come.”
To mark the end of production, Polestar is launching a special-edition version, featuring a bespoke matte gold exterior paint job with matching callipers and black wheels, and an interior with colour-matched gold stitching. A maximum of 25 will be built.