2020 Polestar 1 review: A weird flex and a moot point

So fresh and so modern, you’d never know this is a seven-year-old design.

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The best thing about the 2020 Polestar 1 is the way it looks. It’s the 2013 Volvo Concept Coupe come to life with a plug-in hybrid powertrain. But despite being the first car to launch under the standalone Polestar brand, it in no way lays the groundwork for any of the company’s future models. Really, the Polestar 1 is just a rolling billboard for a carmaker most people have never heard of — and a gorgeous one, at that.


  • Absolutely stunning design
  • 60 miles
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