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2020 Volvo XC60 Polestar Engineered First Drive: Electric Everyman

2020 Volvo XC60 Polestar Engineered First Drive: Electric Everyman

It's easy to get confused by the badging on the 2020 Volvo XC60 Polestar Engineered. Once a separate tuning firm for Volvo, Polestar then got bought up and brought in-house, only to be subsequently spun off as a standalone maker of performance-electric cars. Among the details of that final deal are plenty of Volvo parts headed into the upcoming Polestar 1 and Polestar 2, while in return Polestar contributes its know-how for feistier versions in Volvo's range.

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Polestar 1 production begins as Volvo EV spin-off stakes its independence

Polestar 1 production begins as Volvo EV spin-off stakes its independence

Polestar has begun production of the Polestar 1, its performance hybrid that the Volvo spin-off hopes will distract GT buyers from the usual BMW or Porsche. The car is being built at Polestar's new production facility in Chengdu, China, a specially-built factory for the Geely-backed automaker.

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Android Automotive OS hands on: Polestar 2 spills its secrets

Android Automotive OS hands on: Polestar 2 spills its secrets

A dashboard revolution is coming, and it's an upstart electric car-maker few drivers have heard of - yet - looking to upend the industry, with a judicious sprinkling of Android along for the ride. Polestar may not be a household name today, but it's riding the bleeding edge of Android Automotive OS. The Polestar 2 isn't expected to hit roads until 2020, but I had a chance for some early time with the Google-powered EV.

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Google and Polestar give apps the keys to the Android dashboard

Google and Polestar give apps the keys to the Android dashboard

Google is opening up Android Automotive OS, the dashboard-centric version of its mobile platform which will launch first on the Polestar 2 EV, to third-party media apps. Set to go live at Google I/O 2019, the company's annual developer event being held next week, the new dev tools are the first of a number of ways Google plans to bring new apps to infotainment systems.

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The 2020 Volvo V60 and XC60 Polestar Engineered are feistier hybrids

The 2020 Volvo V60 and XC60 Polestar Engineered are feistier hybrids

Polestar may be busy working on its Polestar 2 electric sedan, but that hasn't stopped it rubbing some magic onto the new Volvo V60 and XC60 for a hybrid performance upgrade. Following on from the 2019 Volvo S60 Polestar Engineered, the new hybrid wagon and SUV will each get 415 horsepower to play with.

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Polestar 2 First Look: The Model 3 fighter is super-slick

Polestar 2 First Look: The Model 3 fighter is super-slick

The EV devil is in the details, and on that front Polestar 2 is shaping up very nicely indeed. It's our first chance to see the Volvo spin-off electric car company's vision for mass-market electrification in person, and the Geneva Motor Show 2019 debut suggests it was worth the wait.

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The Polestar 2 is Tesla Model 3’s first real competition

The Polestar 2 is Tesla Model 3’s first real competition

Electric car startups aren't in short supply, as new automakers across the world attempt to replicate what Tesla has achieved, but the Polestar 2 promises to be something special. Unveiled earlier today, the new premium EV has the Model 3 firmly in its sights. That takes plenty of confidence, but Polestar has the legacy to back it up.

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Polestar 2 revealed: 2020 premium EV with 275 mile range

Polestar 2 revealed: 2020 premium EV with 275 mile range

The Polestar 2 has been revealed, and with it the Tesla Model 3 has arguably gained its most compelling rival. Second car from Volvo's electric performance spin-off, the Polestar 2 will take aim at the premium compact electric segment that has served the Model 3 so well, when deliveries begin in early 2020.

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The Polestar 2 EV reveal is this week: What to expect

The Polestar 2 EV reveal is this week: What to expect

Polestar 2 is almost upon us, with Volvo's performance electric brand set to reveal its second car. Making its debut ahead of the Geneva Motor Show 2019, the fastback EV sedan promises a number of firsts for the automaker, as it readies a push into the mass market. The Polestar 3 crossover may be waiting in the wings, but it's the Polestar 2 that will set the scene.

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Polestar 2 EV reveal set for February 27: What we expect

Polestar 2 EV reveal set for February 27: What we expect

Polestar will unveil its second car, the Polestar 2, on February 27, Volvo's electric performance brand has confirmed today. The event will see the automaker's all-electric sedan break cover; however, Polestar is doing things a little differently from the usual big car launch.

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Polestar 2 Android-powered dashboard revealed – and a surprise

Polestar 2 Android-powered dashboard revealed – and a surprise

Car dashboards are about to get more interesting, with Volvo's electric performance brand Polestar revealing a sneak preview of the Android-based Google HMI that the companies have been collaborating on. Set to grace the touchscreen of the upcoming Polestar 2, the Swedish automaker's all-electric car, the new interface will be among the first to be completely based on Android.

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Polestar 2 teaser provides first glimpse of Tesla Model 3 competitor

Polestar 2 teaser provides first glimpse of Tesla Model 3 competitor

Volvo's Polestar division has released a teaser image of its upcoming Polestar 2 EV, providing only a tantalizing glimpse of the sedan that follows the Polestar 1 coupe. A roster of early information on the car joins the teaser image, teasing 400HP and a 300-mile range, though all of the final specs haven't yet been revealed. The model will enter production shortly after the Polestar 1.

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