Release of cars of a new brand will be adjusted in the Chinese city of Chengdu.
The company Polestar, the former court tuning studio Volvo, announced the start of the construction of the production center, they will collect models of the new brand. A separate platform will appear at the Volvo plant in Chengdu, where the Swedish brand today produces crossovers XC60 and “stretched” S60L and S90L sedans for China and some other countries.
The construction of the new center is expected to be completed by the middle of 2018, and the serial production of Polestar cars should begin in 2019. The Norwegian company Snøhetta was involved in the creation of the assembly line. In Polestar also noted that the company will be the most environmentally friendly in China and “one of the most effective in the world.” The first model, which will be on the conveyor belt, will become the Polestar 1 coupe. According to preliminary data, the production volume of the “two-door” will be only 500 copies per year.
Recall, the world premiere of Polestar 1 took place in October this year. The coupe is built on a modernized Volvo SPA platform. The model received a hybrid installation consisting of a petrol four-cylinder turbo engine 2.0, which drives the front wheels, and two electric motors rotating the rear axle. The total return of the novelty – 600 hp, only on electric traction the coupe will travel about 150 km.
As previously reported, with the exception of Polestar 1, all other brand models will be electric cars. So, by the end of 2019 in Chengdu, the production of Polestar 2 starts – the mid-size car, its main competitor in the company consider Tesla Model 3. Later on the market will be an electric crossover Polestar 3. Machines plan to offer a paid subscription scheme for a period of two or three years: the order is carried out online, then customers will be able to change cars within the model line Polestar and Volvo.