The 2020 Polestar 1 is weird. In a good way. It’s a plug-in hybrid (PHEV) but it doesn’t make a big deal of its fuel economy. And it’s not a crossover/SUV, which is cause for rejoicing. It’s essentially a grand tourer, or GT, capable of long distances. That’s why it has an engine.
We’re saying there are 10 things you need to know about the 2020 Polestar 1, but the background is that Polestar was an independent tuning house specializing in Volvos before being brought under the corporate wing. Now, Polestar is reborn as a distinct marque with an emphasis on technology and sustainable personal transportation, set up in a new ultra-modern Chinese factory. The Polestar 1 demonstrates the company’s expertise. It’s a statement of intent.