5 things to know about the Swedish manufacturer Polestar!

Polestar, a car brand specializing in high-end vehicles, has a unique history. Here are some anecdotes!

Polestar follows the same path as some brands that have become independent. DS, Cupra or even AMG: the idea of ​​building a range around a so-called subsidiary is not new. Except that Polestar, owned by the group Geely and the brand Volvo, is not as popular today. The fault for example with its absence in France (developed below) or with a desire to produce elitist vehicles in their services and their prices. We give you five pieces of information to learn more!

1 / Many models in the pipeline

The current range of the Swedish manufacturer comprises two models: the Polestar 1 and the Polestar 2. The first is a luxury plug-in hybrid sedan, similar to German rivals when the second is positioned as a competitor to the Tesla Model 3.

For the rest, the manufacturer is still quite vague. The Polestar 3 and Polestar 4 are likely to be Electric SUVs. La future Polestar 5 It will tackle the segment of the large road to compete with bestsellers like the Model S and other Porsche Taycan. The Precept concept somewhat prefigured its arrival with a release announced for 2024.

2 / A motorsport team

Cyan Racing is the official partner of Geely Group Motorsport. This stable created in 1996 worked with Volvo and its subsidiary Polestar to homologate competition models. The department remained independent under the direction of Christian Dahl during the creation of the brand, by allying with the Cyan Racing team.

From S60 Polestar, four or eight cylinders, and C30 prepared have won numerous titles in the world touring car championships, for example.

3 / A preparer for Volvo

Under the name of Polestar Engineered Cars, the company builds cars on the Volvo models base. The chassis as well as various mechanical elements or the braking system are treated as on the current S60 (and its SUV counterpart XC60). The interior also receives treatment to be more sporty.

4 / The brand is prohibited in France!

Polestar was to begin marketing its vehicles in France at the beginning of the year 2021. But for now, it is impossible to access any information via the internet. Indeed, if you want to access it, you will receive the following message. : ” Access to the Polestar site is not accessible to the French public due to territorial restrictions on the use of French brands ”.

This fairly unprecedented problem in the automotive world comes from a complaint filed by Citroën. This indicates the strong resemblance between its own logo and that of Polestar; although the rafters are not positioned in the same way. Especially since the meaning of the Swedish symbol refers to theNorth Star ! All the same, you have to look far enough to see any connection …

5 / Safety above all

Swedish manufacturers and Volvo are renowned for their safe approach. Limited maximum speed, Euro NCAP tests still conclusive (and validated with a five-star rating): Polestar is at the top. The active driving aids, still inferior to what Tesla does, do not suffer from any reproach. We can’t wait to try the new models, preferably in France, if the problems with Citroën get better by then.

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