Hibrid & Elektrik

Polestar 1 Bersara Dengan Unit Edisi Emas Matte Terhad

Coupe mewah plug-in-hybrid Polestar 1 akan lebih sukar untuk diabaikan dalam kemasan matte ini.

Pada Jun 2019 ketika pengeluar kereta yang berpangkalan di China, Polestar memulakan pengeluaran model pertamanya, Polestar 1, dunia automotif mengambil perhatian segera kepada grand tourer mewah ini yang mempunyai sistem kuasa hibrid terbaik dalam kelas.

Polestar sehingga masa itu adalah bahagian prestasi mewah Volvo Cars dan setelah Geely Auto mengambil alih Volvo Cars, Polestar dilantik sebagai bahagian kereta prestasi Volvo Cars. Anda mungkin mengatakan bahawa Polestar menjadi bahagian AMG atau ‘M’ Volvo Cars.

Polestar 1 dilengkapi dengan sistem kuasa hibrid yang menghasilkan 600PS dan tork puncak 1000Nm yang menakjubkan yang membolehkannya dipacu selama hampir 150 km hanya dengan kuasa bateri tulen (mod EV sahaja). Harga jual Polestar 1 untuk pasaran Eropah pada masa itu adalah €155,000 (kira-kira RM775,000 sebelum cukai dan kos penghantaran).

Menjelang Mac 2020, Polestar mempunyai model kedua yang siap untuk dijual, Polestar 2 dan ia sudah siap untuk pengeluaran dan jenama kereta berprestasi elektrik ini kini telah menjadi saingan langsung kepada Tesla.

Polestar 2 adalah kenderaan prestasi elektrik bateri tulen dengan jarak semua-elektrik 500km dengan bateri 72-78 kWh dan sistem pacuan semua roda 300kW dual motor. Menjelang Mac 2021, sudah ada berita bahawa Polestar 2 akan dijual di Singapura dan selepas itu kebanyakan negara-negara ASEAN.

Dengan kejayaan model terbaharu ini, berita baru dikeluarkan bahawa Polestar 1 setelah beberapa tahun dalam pengeluaran akan dihentikan. Versi edisi terhad hanya 25 unit akan dibina dan dijual. Ini mengejutkan kerana reka bentuk dan prestasi grand tourer mewah sporty ini sangat mengagumkan dan kami fikir pengeluarannya harus terus menyaingi Tesla dan juga Taycan.

PRESS RELEASE: Our first (and last) electric performance hybrid is a meeting point of obsessive design and technological innovation. With a combined power output of 609 hp and 1,000 Nm of torque, and a purely electric driving range of 124 km (WLTP), which is still the longest of any hybrid car in the world, it is a performance car that can be driven as a full EV in daily use, doubling as a long-distance GT at any moment.

To mark Polestar 1’s end of production this year, we unveiled a special edition at Auto Shanghai. The new version features “Sun” matte gold exterior paint job, complemented by gold-finished brake calipers. Inside, colour-matched gold stitching and seatbelts give the interior an even more distinctive feel. The 21-inch glossy black Diamond Cut alloy wheels are also exclusive to this extremely limited-run Polestar 1.

A maximum of 25 units will be built.

“This car was not designed to fit into a box,” says Thomas Ingenlath, Polestar CEO.  “We didn’t design it to compete with other cars, and neither did we design it to suit a specific target customer. Polestar 1 was about pushing our own boundaries, exploring a new era for Polestar and launching the brand with a strong statement”.

That being said, Polestar 1 has won several awards and broad acclaim, from titles as varied as Autocar Business, GQ Magazine, Forbes and most recently won Insider’s car of the year (sharing the top spot with Polestar 2). And when the golden halo was exposed to the objective scrutiny of the press, what they had to say was a resounding confirmation of our view. 

  • “Of course, Volvo Cars’ performance brand wants to make sure that the hybrid GT of your dreams gets a great sendoff.” – Hot Cars
  • “Sweden’s stunning plug-in-hybrid luxury coupe will be even harder to miss in this matte finish.” – Road Show
  • “Polestar 1 is about to cross the great divide, but at least it does so in a fashionable manner.” – Teknikens Värld (article in Swedish) 

Thomas Ingenlath comments: “We pushed boundaries with this car, not only in terms of engineering but also in its design and execution. Polestar 1 set the tone for our brand and its genes are evident in Polestar 2 – as they will be in our future cars to come.”

Gold, then, seems like the perfect colour for a unique vehicle to bid an equally unique farewell.

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Ross Hadi

Ross Hadi

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