Polestar is completely new, serving as Volvo's performance and electric-vehicle brand; its goal is to blend high-tech offerings with modern Swedish styling. The Polestar 1 is a plug-in hybrid coupe with a gas engine that combines with three electric motors for a total of 591 horsepower. The Polestar 2 sedan is the brand's answer to the Tesla Model 3; the 2 is an all-electric vehicle with a 402-hp rating, an estimated driving range of 275 miles, and the lifted ride height of a crossover. The Polestars look promising, but we'll have to reserve judgment on how well they succeed in their mission until we are able to drive them. We expect that to happen later in 2019.

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2020 Polestar 1 front
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Posh styling and an electrifying powertrain converge on the enigmatic 2020 Polestar 1—the first car by Volvo's solo performance brand.

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2020 Polestar 2
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$63,000 est.

The uniquely styled and totally electrified Polestar 2 is—fittingly—the second creation from Volvo's standalone performance brand.