Volvo’s new hybrid is the ‘One’ and it'll have you swooning

Polestar has started its new venture as Volvo’s standalone electric performance car brand with three planned models. In mid-2019, the first to be released will be the ‘One’, and with its high performance numbers and sleek design, it’s definitely worth the wait…

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The first car announced from the Volvo and Polestar collaboration, the ‘One’ is a two-door, 2+2 seat grand touring coupé that will feature an ‘electric performance hybrid’ drivetrain, allowing it to be propelled by both batteries and an internal combustion engine. On pure electric power alone, the car will boast a range of 150km — the longest of any hybrid car on the market. And with 600hp and 1000Nm of torque on tap, there’s no doubt that the ‘One’ will be a performance car through and through. Although based on Volvo’s scalable platform architecture, the hybrid will feature some new components, including Öhlins continuously controlled electronic suspension, a carbon-fibre body, and a double electric rear axle. With its sleek design, it's sure to be one of the best-looking cars on the road when it’s released.

Photos: Polestar

Not quite ready for the electric revolution? You can find a handful of conventionally powered classic Volvos listed for sale in the Classic Driver Market.