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Polestar 1 crash test highlights strength of carbon fiber

Polestar 1 crash test highlights strength of carbon fiber

We all know that no matter how cool or expensive a car is, they must be crash tested if the manufacturer wants them to be street legal in the US. Polestar has announced that it has conducted the first crash test of its carbon fiber Polestar 1 car. This marks the first time that the Volvo Car Group has assessed the strength of a carbon fiber reinforced polymer in a real crash situation.

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There’s bad news if you wanted a year-one Polestar 1

There’s bad news if you wanted a year-one Polestar 1

EV upstart Polestar has some bad news if you'd been dawdling on getting your Polestar 1 order in, with the first year of production cars already sold out. The handsome hybrid coupe isn't expected to begin production until midway through 2019, but early demand has already fingered every model the Swedish automaker can make.

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The 2019 Volvo S60 Polestar will be rarer than a supercar [Update: Pricing!]

The 2019 Volvo S60 Polestar will be rarer than a supercar [Update: Pricing!]

Volvo's most exciting car of the year will only be offered in depressingly minute numbers, the automaker has confirmed, with sightings of the 2019 S60 T8 Polestar Engineered on the road set to be rarer than a Ferrari or McLaren. Announced alongside the all-new S60 sedan earlier this month, the car will be the first of a new breed of Volvo vehicles given a thorough fettling by the Polestar team.

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2019 Volvo S60 revealed: Swedish style but made in USA

2019 Volvo S60 revealed: Swedish style but made in USA

Volvo has taken the wraps off the 2019 S60 sedan, the latest model in the Swedish automaker's route to reinvention, and its first to be manufactured in the US. Sport sedan sibling to the well-received XC60 crossover and V60 wagon, the new S60 is the third model in the all-new Volvo 60 Series, but also a car of firsts.

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Polestar 1 shows carbon fiber makes perfect sense for hybrids

Polestar 1 shows carbon fiber makes perfect sense for hybrids

It's hard to imagine a modern sports car without carbon fiber showing up somewhere, but for Polestar it's Volvo's first outing with the lightweight material. The automaker - which aims to give hybrid and all-electric cars the sort of halo once reserved for high-displacement gas engines in performance vehicles - has been talking up the tech that goes into cars like the upcoming Polestar 1, a model being pulled by forces quite literally from all directions.

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Volvo’s Polestar Engineered trim powers up new 60 Series hybrids

Volvo’s Polestar Engineered trim powers up new 60 Series hybrids

Volvo may have spun Polestar out as its electrified sports car brand for the future, but it's still looking to the EV experts to give its core model range a performance boost. The automaker has confirmed that the new Volvo 60 Series will be available in a Polestar Engineered form, with its hybrid drivetrain given a more aggressive twist.

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Polestar 1 officially priced at $155,000

Polestar 1 officially priced at $155,000

One key bit of information that has been unknown about the sexy Polestar 1 is the price. That pricing has been officially announced at Auto China 2018. Pricing for the Polestar 1 will be 1.45 million RMB in China, 155,000 euros in Europe, and $155,000 in the US. Details on the subscription pricing for the Polestar 1 have yet to be announced.

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The first Polestar 1 looks amazing going sideways in the snow

The first Polestar 1 looks amazing going sideways in the snow

You might expect Polestar to be treating the very first running prototype of its Polestar 1 hybrid sports coupe with extreme care, but instead it took it to play in the snow. The first Polestar 1 was roped into some extreme weather shakedown action, Volvo's performance- and EV-focused sibling announced today, to see how it holds up in low temperatures.

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Car subscriptions get imaginative at New York Auto Show

Car subscriptions get imaginative at New York Auto Show

Among the shiny new cars, crossovers, and SUVs of the New York International Auto Show this week, enthusiasm for subscription ownership is quietly growing. The smartphone-style model - where, rather than a lease or finance purchase, drivers pay a single fee each month that includes the car, its insurance, servicing, and other common costs - is slowly gaining traction, as unexpectedly good news from Volvo confirmed. In this brave new world of alternative ownership, though, there's still plenty of room to differentiate yourself and your offer.

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Polestar 1 preorders open as EV GT begins its Tesla offensive

Polestar 1 preorders open as EV GT begins its Tesla offensive

Polestar 1, the hybrid sports car from Volvo's electric performance brand, is up for preorder. The first of what Polestar envisions as a series of environmentally conscious vehicles, Polestar 1 promises 600 horsepower from its combination of gas and electric drive, as well as a heady 738 lb-ft of torque.

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Polestar’s CEO thinks he can avoid the Tesla trap

Polestar’s CEO thinks he can avoid the Tesla trap

The Swedes have never been attention-seekers, but there's no denying that, of all the cars at the Geneva Motor Show 2018 this week, the achingly handsome Polestar 1 hybrid coupe stands out. Partly that's down to its new, matte gray paint job, a finish which proved unexpectedly flattering for the design language the car company has inherited from Volvo. At the same time, though, Polestar 1's charm is about more than just design.

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The Polestar 1 looks stunning in Geneva matte gray

The Polestar 1 looks stunning in Geneva matte gray

Polestar may not be quite ready to start shipping its electric sports car quite yet, but that doesn't mean the Volvo sibling can't tease us a little beforehand. Making its debut at the Geneva Motor Show 2018 is the Polestar 1 in its most appealing form yet, a matte gray finish that the automaker would be mad not to carry over to production.

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