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Cars Polestar 1 production could double due to demand

13:33  12 march  2018
13:33  12 march  2018 Source:   autoexpress.co.uk

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Volvo’s new Polestar Brand looks to be off to a flying start, with 5,000 expressions of interest in the Polestar 1 , which could lead to production being doubled . It’s just a few months since the Polestar 1 was revealed – the first car from Volvo’s new Polestar Brand

The company's first car, Polestar 1 , will start production in mid-2019. Polestar also recognises that its customers can 't always plan their future motoring requirements. For this reason, Polestar on- demand services are available.

Polestar 1 production could double due to demand © Auto Express Polestar 1 production could double due to demand

Polestar’s debut model, the hand-built plug-in Polestar 1, could have an extended run due to demand, the company’s COO has revealed.

Polestar was appearing at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show as a standalone brand for the first time this year, where COO Jon Goodman told Auto Express that there were currently around 6,000 expressions of interest in the car, before a confirmed price has even been announced. 

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The Polestar 1 can be ordered from next week on, with a deposit of €2,500, or ,000. When the coupe was announced, the production number was To satisfy even half of the buyer candidates, the production run would have to be doubled , but Goodman told AutoExpress that could "easily" be done.

Initially Polestar was planning a limited run of only 1,500 of the cars, set to be built at the brand’s new facility in Chengdu, China. However, Goodman revealed that number could easily be doubled to meet demand from eager buyers. 

Polestar CEO Thomas Ingenlath told us that the company would start to take deposits of €2,500 from serious customers from the middle of March, although he refused to confirm pricing for the car yet. However, we expect prices to be higher than originally anticipated at around €150,000.

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For that, customers will be getting a hand-built car featuring plenty of carbon fibre and powered by a plug-in hybrid system with a total of 592bhp and 1,000NM of torque. It’ll feature a claimed all-electric range of 93 miles from its battery, while its 338bhp 2.0-litre four-cylinder petrol engine will take you even further.

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Polestar 1 's Limited Availability Due To Intricate Build Process. "We are looking at whether we could do a higher volume than 500 units a year,” Polestar CEO Thomas Ingenlath told Automotive News Europe during a roundtable discussion earlier this week.

The company's first car, Polestar 1 , will start production in mid-2019. Polestar also recognises that its customers can 't always plan their future motoring requirements. For this reason, Polestar on- demand services are available.

And although the Polestar 1 will still be a limited run car, it is likely to be replaced according to Goodman. Once the company has established itself with its cheaper, all-electric 2 (saloon) and 3 (SUV) models, a new 1 could be on the cards. “We’ll always want a flagship,” Goodman told us.

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