Again in June, Volvo introduced that its Polestar in-house efficiency model would spin off and begin work by itself performance-oriented autos. Now, we’re about to see the primary fruits of that labor.
On October 17, Polestar will showcase a brand new automobile, and to get the general public excited, it began placing out small teasers on its Instagram web page. Every of these teasers comes with a quantity, and a consumer on the SwedeSpeed discussion board stitched them collectively in a mosaic. The result’s, nicely, a automobile that appears like a Volvo, which is hardly a shock.
Here is a lot of the teasers stitched collectively — those launched to this point, at the very least. These taillights look fairly acquainted…
Polestar / SwedeSpeed Discussion board
However, not like Volvo’s present steady of latest vehicles, which is nothing however sedans, SUVs and a wagon, this one seems to be a coupe. In response to Motor1’s sources, it is going to be a high-performance coupe placing out in extra of 500 horsepower, however none of that has been confirmed, and possibly will not be till the automobile’s debut.
Given Polestar’s want to construct hi-po electrified choices, it could make sense that this new coupe would carry both a battery-electric or a plug-in hybrid drivetrain. Volvo already has its T8 PHEV drivetrain, which might stay on this new coupe, albeit with a bit extra horsepower.
It bears a little bit of similarity to the Volvo Idea Coupe, a 2013 idea from the Frankfurt Motor Present that gave us hints to Volvo’s present design language earlier than the XC90 debuted. That idea additionally alluded to different options that may develop into accessible on manufacturing fashions, like a semi-autonomous driving system (now Pilot Help) and the aforementioned PHEV drivetrain.