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Volvo News: Rumorpile: Polestar's First Model Could Be A Plug-In Hybrid Coupe

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Almost a month ago, Volvo made the announcement that it will be spinning off Polestar into its own automaker focusing on high-performance electric vehicles. At the time, plans on products would be announced this fall. But Autocar has learned from a source about one of those projects.

The first model is expected to be a coupe, sporting a plug-in hybrid powertrain with 600 horsepower. While the original announcement said the new brand would focus on electric vehicles, sources at Volvo and Polestar say the brand will also focus on high-performance plug-in hybrid powertrains. As we have reported previously, Polestar will share “technological and engineering” efforts with Volvo. This likely means Polestar's new models will use Volvo's modular platforms.

Autocar says the coupe could debut this fall at the Frankfurt Motor Show.

Source: Autocar

 


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48 minutes ago, Frisky Dingo said:

Well, if it looks like that, I wouldn't be mad.

Totally agree, pretty sweet looking coupe. Mercedes Benz should study this on how to make a decent looking auto.

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5 hours ago, balthazar said:

Bah- all these dozens of 'super coupes' all have the same silhouette- it's a cookie cutter segment.
It's also a dead segment.

True, a performance coupe is a very limited market. It might work for a very limited product line from a small company like PoleStar. Still think it is one of the nicer cookie cutter designs and better than MB. 

Wish they had picked something more useful to a bigger audience than a coupe.

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3 hours ago, riviera74 said:

Sorry, but who is buying coupes in large numbers again?

Right.  The coupe market is only shrinking, no reason to go into as a new entrant.  

My question here is why launch an "electric" car brand with a gasoline burning hybrid?  That makes no sense and would kill the brand mission from day one.  And I still think Volvo has trouble selling cars, no one knows what Polestar is, they will sell 1/10th what Volvo does or even less.  

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