Polestar has announced at the 2018 Beijing International Automotive Exhibition a crucial information for anyone interested in purchasing the brand’s first ever car, the list price of a Polestar 1.
Polestar’s high-performance hybrid doesn’t come cheap – with a price tag of RMB 1.45 million (RM898k) in China, €155,000 (RM735k) in Europe and US$155 000 (RM608k) in the United States – that puts the Polestar 1 in the same (pricing) league as an Audi R8 or a Porsche 911 Turbo! Interestingly, the Polestar 1 is the most expensive in China (after conversion) despite being built in Chengdu.
At launch, the Polestar 1 will be available in 18 countries including China, United States, Sweden, Germany, Norway, the Netherlands, Denmark, Finland, the United Kingdom, Spain, France, Portugal, Poland, Italy, Austria, Switzerland, Belgium and Canada.
As of March 2018, the company has collected over 7,000 deposits for the coupé across all markets where the car will be made available. CEO of Polestar, Thomas Ingenlath commented, “We have seen a strong initial response from our first customers. This gives us confidence that our brand has a bright future.”
“In 2019, we will launch our next car, the Polestar 2 – a mid-sized fully-electric car which is well developed in its engineering phase. We will follow that up with the Polestar 3, a stunning electric SUV with a beautiful aerodynamic silhouette that is already in an advance design phase”, Ingenlath added.