February 28, 2019
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Polestar set to launch this week

New electric/performance car brand ready to go

polestar launch teaser video

You probably know the Polestar name from the performance Volvo models that have surfaced in recent years.

Formerly the performance division of Volvo, in June it was announced that Polestar would instead be spun-off into a completely separate brand.

Related: Aerodynamic pack for 2018 Polestar S60/V60

The focus of Polestar moving forward will be on performance electric vehicles.

Since that announcement back in June not much else has come to light, however we now have word that the new Polestar will launch early this week.

The Polestar event will take place in Shanghai, China where its first model will also be uncovered.

That news came with this teaser video and we’re sure you’ll agree that Polestar looks set to have some attitude…

While reports have also surfaced that Polestar will commence its new standalone existing with a 450kW sports coupe that will be at least partially electrified.

Dutch website Auto Motor and Sport believe the car will be capable of a zero to 100km/h sprint in less than four seconds.

Related: 2016 Volvo XC90 R-Design Polestar Review

We will keep you updated on that, and on the official launch of Polestar, in our Polestar News section.

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