Leonid Popov, 6 hours ago. Photo: Polestar
Recent tests pre-production samples included two weeks of testing in Northern Sweden, above the Arctic circle, where the temperature fell to -28 °C.
The head of the brand Polestar Thomas Ingenlath believes China is a key market for the brand (earlier it was known as the court tuning Studio, but now it is an independent manufacturer of cars). Not by chance the media premiere of the firstborn — a sports coupe Polestar 1 — was held last fall in Shanghai. And at the end of this April dvuhdverka will have a wide audience of Chinese. It will happen at the auto show in Beijing.
During the winter tests the testers tested various combinations of shock absorbers, springs, stabilizer bars and silent blocks.
Representatives Paulstra, a subsidiary of Volvo Cars, told that a recent check of the model in the North of Sweden have affected both the powerplant machine (that’s 600-strong hybrid with front wheel drive from the internal combustion engine, and the rear from a pair of independent electric motors with their planetary gears) and chassis. Especially the drivers were delighted with the vectoring thrust system, said Ingenlath. The boss added that further tests and debugging settings for this “a real car for the driver” will continue throughout 2018. Recall that the pipeline model Polestar 1 should stand in 2019, in 2020 the sales of pure electric hatch (liftback) Polestar 2, and in 2022 they will be joined crossover Polestar 3, also electric car.