Autocar has been driving the production version of the Polestar 1, the Geely/Volvo subsidiary's first customer car.?
Created?originally as the Volvo Concept Coupe and later brought to life as the ￡139,000 Polestar 1 when Polestar was spawned as a brand in its own right, the Chinese-built 1 will be followed by other Polestar models - imaginatively named 2 and so on.?
But while they will be pure EVs, the 1 is a plug-in hybrid, and a bewilderingly complex one: it has a 2.0-litre engine in the front which is both turbocharged and supercharged, and which is augmented by an electric motor. Then there are two more electric motors at the rear, to provide a total power output of more than 600bhp.?
Join Autocar's special correspondent James Disdale as we take to the road in the production Polestar 1 for the first time.