Polestar 1 review - is it really worth £140K?

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This is the Polestar 1!
It’s been a long-time coming, but Mat’s finally got his hands on the first car produced by Volvo’s performance division since they've gone it alone!
When it comes to the looks, there’s no denying that the Polestar 1 is a gorgeous set of wheels. Not only that, but you’ll also be doing your bit for the environment if you invest in one of these, as it’s a plug-in hybrid that can drive for 77 miles on electric power alone - the most of any PHEV available today!
But just because it’s a hybrid doesn’t mean it’s down on power, as under the bonnet you’ll find a 2-litre supercharged engine which, along with two electric motors, can deliver 609hp and an amazing 1000Nm!
Sadly, there’s one downside… It costs £139,000!!! So, is it worth it? You’ll have to keep watching to find out!
00:00 Intro
00:43 Price
01:34 Exterior Design
03:04 Interior
04:30 Practicality
05:03 Infotainment
05:53 Back Seats
07:13 Boot
08:28 Five Annoying Features
10:28 Five Good Features
12:16 Engines & Hybrid Tech
13:38 0 - 60mph
14:46 Drifting
16:50 Everyday Driving
19:52 Twisty Road Driving
22:22 Verdict
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  • If you could, would you really spend £140k on a Polestar 1?! If not, what would you buy instead? Let us know BELOW!

    carwowcarwowPrieš 17 dienų
    • Taycan

      Dinosaur JRDinosaur JRPrieš val
    • Used F12

      coops66coops66Prieš 15 val
    • A house

      Sebastian StrömbergSebastian StrömbergPrieš 21 val
    • Lexus LS..

      Elvin KimElvin KimPrieš dieną
    • Gt63s

      Abdulla MohammedAbdulla MohammedPrieš 4 dienas
  • Normal me: Watches reviews for the love of cars Carwow me: Watches reviews for the fun of Mat's humour

    Gaurav ThakurGaurav ThakurPrieš 17 minučių
  • This is an example of the car industry being greedy, and thinking of we offer affordable finance it will be sold. Silly silly car.

    chris cunninghamchris cunninghamPrieš val
  • I like how it looks but £130 K ? You must be in drugs to get this over bentley it aston martin etc.

    max factormax factorPrieš 9 val
  • Huge, overpriced car with boring interior, small boot and no place in back seats? Yeah, no.

    ZlatanZlatanPrieš 10 val
  • Lincoln?)

    андрей аааандрей аааPrieš 11 val
  • A massively over priced misjudged car, however give 50 years and it'll be a rare valuable classic.

    Wills 2Wills 2Prieš 12 val
  • This car isn't even worth 60k lmao, you'd have to have a 73 IQ and a huge inheritance to buy this car in the 6 digits.

    ZXZXPrieš 15 val
  • Iv seen one driving down the 405 near Irvine area. They look pretty slick I’ll be honest but 140k is gnarly.

    chris georgechris georgePrieš 15 val
  • For people complaining aboutthe price, the new Audi E-Tron and the Tesla Model S cost more than 100000£ as well.

    Man of cultureMan of culturePrieš dieną
  • For the price, it should be able to reach 60 in flat 4's or lower. The VW GOLF R is faster than that. I dont get what the car is. Its not a sports car, its not a real luxury coupe, its not a pure electric sports car. Does it want to be a posher mirai? What?

    Alexis LedesmaAlexis LedesmaPrieš dieną
  • This isnt worth more than 70K, thats the truth... Its twice as expensive as what it should be, and its a freakin Hybrid, not even a BEV. At 140K this got literally not a single chance compared to the Etron GT, Taycan Turbo or the Model S plaid in anything, just no chance what so ever. Even at 70-80K it would struggle to compete with the base Model S and Taycan... Ive seen possibly every new BEV thats made on the roads in Norway, but never have i seen this, no one buys it. Just because its "only made" 1500 of em doesnt make it valuable, its insane how many there is that seriously thinks making a limited quantity of an item makes it more valuable..

    Gaming NorwegianGaming NorwegianPrieš dieną
  • It's a nice looking car but the price is silly. And why the hell is it a hybrid instead of an EV? And why is it so huge on the outside and so small on the inside?

    drxymdrxymPrieš dieną
  • My favorite part of this video : 9:47

    Vnm 04Vnm 04Prieš dieną
  • It's a joke is what it is. But even then, still no ha-ha.. so it's a bad joke as well 😒

    Frank WhiteFrank WhitePrieš 2 dienas
  • 5:07 "you turn the car on with this... *little nob* "

    Ben CarpendaleBen CarpendalePrieš 2 dienas
  • Is anyone else thinking “what a waste of 140K” 😂😂😂

    Promise MusicPromise MusicPrieš 2 dienas
  • need for speed heat!

    NatašaNatašaPrieš 2 dienas
  • This car is garbage!!!

  • I guess this is the one I wanna sit behind the wheel without my pets inside the cabin.

    noomy 663noomy 663Prieš 2 dienas
  • If money or the price is the prob, meaning that u haven't worked hard enough. Nuff said. Btw, it's better than i8 and it sends u further than Ur Lamborghini and Ferrari.😂 Work hard dude money don't fall from sky.

    Yiiseng ChuoYiiseng ChuoPrieš 2 dienas
  • 140k for a chinese car? no way.

    bananajoe123bananajoe123Prieš 2 dienas
  • Chinese car in swedish clothes then

    ValValPrieš 3 dienas
  • In terms of value price capabilities is the worst car I have ever seen...nice honest review.. 😊

    Vlad RosuVlad RosuPrieš 3 dienas
  • @2:56 condensation in headlamps??

    m _khansterm _khansterPrieš 3 dienas
  • He obviously hate this car

    Alyph ZackyAlyph ZackyPrieš 3 dienas
  • Mat, you are screaming for money... too bad, your charm is gone

    Adi DAdi DPrieš 3 dienas
  • The rims look really cool, when they skip in the snow

    kolim jonekolim jonePrieš 3 dienas
    • It's a shame it's so expensive and not very good in general because I think it's one of the nicest looking new GT cars I've seen in years.

      kolim jonekolim jonePrieš 3 dienas
  • The Audi e-tron RS is £6k cheaper than this thing... That alone is reason enough to buy it over this. Volvo being Volvo, tsk tsk tsk

    Scott Adams G [Scotianbank]Scott Adams G [Scotianbank]Prieš 4 dienas
  • Head to Carwow & get 50% off to make it reasonably priced!

    Paolo HPaolo HPrieš 4 dienas
  • all the sweds like this comment

    Alfons ClaessonAlfons ClaessonPrieš 4 dienas
  • Volvo polestar was already dieng. Instead of making a supercharged turbocharged electric vehicle which oviously failed, this is what they came up with??

    Dhruv AggarwalDhruv AggarwalPrieš 4 dienas
  • Maybe try the pure electric mode for drifting as that's RWD only

    MrBasinatorMrBasinatorPrieš 4 dienas
  • “Like a dying ox.” 😂😂

    Ailsa NiAilsa NiPrieš 4 dienas
  • I LOVE the back

    MrBasinatorMrBasinatorPrieš 4 dienas
  • People who take your money and you get nothing in return are called scammers

    robin curstonrobin curstonPrieš 5 dienų
    • Screams volvo 🤔

      Ailsa NiAilsa NiPrieš 4 dienas
  • The most boring thing you could spend 140k on ladies and gentlemen

    falconmiesterfalconmiesterPrieš 5 dienų
  • Does anyone know where he is driving at 20:07? Does anyone know the suburb or road?

    Antony BakerAntony BakerPrieš 5 dienų
  • every coupe review he does... ooo lets check out the back seats, yeh lets spend some time bashing my head to show u cant fit... ITS A COUPE ITS MADE FOR 2 PEOPLE + SOME JUNK...ITS NOT A FAMILY CAR YOU BANANA

    John McCulloughJohn McCulloughPrieš 5 dienų
  • But it really looks nice

    Karlsruhe's Bad driversKarlsruhe's Bad driversPrieš 5 dienų
  • The rims look really cool, when they skip in the snow

    dcoog anmldcoog anmlPrieš 6 dienų
  • ROFL for that money you can get a sick mercedes AMG who wants this plastic piece of shit hahaaha

    VinAr RunVinAr RunPrieš 6 dienų
  • It’s performance is poor for the price, space is poor for the target audience, it’s too much like a volvo, hopeless boot, terrible seats, rides like a 20 year old minicab, terrible driving dynamics and £140k. Just buy a V90 with the best engine if you must have a Volvo.

    Bac BurritoBac BurritoPrieš 6 dienų
    • Cool car, cooler jacket

      dcoog anmldcoog anmlPrieš 6 dienų
  • Not nice😢

    ORLANDO GomezORLANDO GomezPrieš 6 dienų
  • It's a shame it's so expensive and not very good in general because I think it's one of the nicest looking new GT cars I've seen in years.

    John CarryJohn CarryPrieš 6 dienų
  • 4:23 😆

    Rover WatersRover WatersPrieš 6 dienų
  • Hard to believe there will be anyone out there prepared to waste £140K on this thing, it's bloody awful. Only 2 seats that are realistically useable unless you're a family of midgets (no offence intended to shorter people). I cannot conceivably see how anyone could make a case for buying this car, couldn't fit your golf clubs into the boot, let alone 2 peoples clubs. It does look ok and seems quite nice inside but honestly........there's so so much better out there and for far less money and if you have that kind of money, what possible reason would there be to buy this car. Not for me thanks.

    Nicholas NcNicholas NcPrieš 6 dienų
  • everyone gangtsa until mat pulls out his specialist timing gear

    harley.bbn0harley.bbn0Prieš 6 dienų
  • 140K of actual real money for this?! 😲 Whoever made this price up needs to low down mushroom consumption.

    seeni gztyseeni gztyPrieš 7 dienų
    • With that many ads you ought to be on Channel 4. Ad settings are available. Consider reducing the number of ads. 🙄

      seeni gztyseeni gztyPrieš 7 dienų
  • A pull start 1

    Is HuntIs HuntPrieš 7 dienų
  • Screams volvo 🤔

    Luke JoeLuke JoePrieš 7 dienų
  • I'm not paying 140 grand for this even in monopoly money....

    Sherif GhoneimSherif GhoneimPrieš 7 dienų
  • Ain’t bothering watching the vid. The answer is ,no.

    God of Hell FireGod of Hell FirePrieš 7 dienų
  • The fact that it is made in China is a good reason not to buy this.

    MicroCloudHDMicroCloudHDPrieš 7 dienų
  • 4:20 When your child wants candy acting be like:

    cantraID 3cantraID 3Prieš 7 dienų
  • those boots though...beware of the fashion police, Matt

    Fra PasFra PasPrieš 7 dienų
  • I've seen Matt having more fun in Polish Fiat 126p than this.

    oiuet souiuoiuet souiuPrieš 8 dienų
    • have some access to the technology. I love the car, not sure about the price but other than that i really like it. It definitely stands out from the crowd.

      oiuet souiuoiuet souiuPrieš 8 dienų
  • Cool car, cooler jacket

    Jan BetonJan BetonPrieš 8 dienų
  • Your jacket is rank

    Robert MoranRobert MoranPrieš 8 dienų
  • a swedish mustang

    KuhkKuhkPrieš 8 dienų
  • looks nice but.......really? that much for a front wheel drive car?

    Y00NIVERSEY00NIVERSEPrieš 8 dienų
  • What’s the 0-60 tester you use

    KeiyanKeiyanPrieš 8 dienų
  • The side looks slightly weird. At least near the back from a design perspective

    Nice personNice personPrieš 8 dienų
  • I've seen Matt having more fun in Polish Fiat 126p than this.

    Quick Expert ReviewsQuick Expert ReviewsPrieš 8 dienų
  • what a stupid piece of trash is this car....

    Християн ДимовХристиян ДимовPrieš 8 dienų
  • With that many ads you ought to be on Channel 4. Ad settings are available. Consider reducing the number of ads. 🙄

    Jason -Jason -Prieš 8 dienų
  • Can a supermodel cook a good curry or roast? Well they look good enough just to do nothing of any value. I give you the Polestar.

    AmsterAmsterPrieš 9 dienų
  • Definitely a collector's car at that price.👎 With only 1500 ever being made at least it will be exclusive. It's a shame it doesn't drive as well as it looks.

    rahmannrahmannPrieš 9 dienų
  • It may be rubbish but it's gorgeous. Such a stunning looking car.

    TheJoeMBTheJoeMBPrieš 9 dienų
  • 9:15 This weird sound really reminds me of the moving sounds of "tripod" in the movie "war of the world" lol

    eioshen boboieioshen boboiPrieš 9 dienų
    • POLESTAR? The same like the Benz in AMG. Volvo=Polestar forever ;)))))

      eioshen boboieioshen boboiPrieš 9 dienų
  • Shite...

    Top CatTop CatPrieš 9 dienų
  • The price is in rupees !

    zenith nardinzenith nardinPrieš 9 dienų
  • Like

    Bob AjobBob AjobPrieš 9 dienų
  • The car is an absolute beauty, and its innovative. All it needs is some great engine sound mimic system (great 5 cylinder sound or i6) and Volvo does them so they will probably have some access to the technology. I love the car, not sure about the price but other than that i really like it. It definitely stands out from the crowd.

    MartinMartinPrieš 9 dienų
  • Looks like a KIA...

    HHPrieš 9 dienų
  • And Iphone 12 are not overpriced,,,,,, i think it is good you focus on cars. price,,,, SO ? it cost 270.000 pounds in Denmark.

    GainstrupGainstrupPrieš 9 dienų
  • This is the best car review I’ve ever seeeen 🤣

    min yoongi for lifemin yoongi for lifePrieš 9 dienų
  • a volvo and audi knockoff

    ppp qppp qPrieš 9 dienų
  • Good luck selling that ugly crap Volvo!

    Kal KaliraiKal KaliraiPrieš 9 dienų
  • nice car,but £140k. nah.

    colango98colango98Prieš 9 dienų
  • overpriced garbage, and no its not worth being collectible

    Kzn NznKzn NznPrieš 9 dienų
  • mrWatson is a creature that is superior to everything and everyone, please be respectful, it may not be nice for him to try that stick on you.

    Serdar göksuSerdar göksuPrieš 9 dienų
  • And Mat knows Polestar very well although presents it to be a Chinese Volvo now🙈 He showed his insides in this Polestar 2 blog: ltclub.info/online/pnql1M2KcYV72Zw/vaizdo-ra-as How knowledge can “disappear” so fast from Mat’s mind; what is to be believed😇

    jos van Hattumjos van HattumPrieš 9 dienų
  • Looking at the nürnburg test video you get a completely other picture🤔 ltclub.info/online/fICTsMSehZJ5z88/vaizdo-ra-as Makes you ask if this „journalist“ (Mat) really can drive a car, or is here something else going on🤔

    jos van Hattumjos van HattumPrieš 9 dienų
  • What's with the dislikes.. think those didn't like the car..

    Sorin NeatuSorin NeatuPrieš 10 dienų
  • 140k what the...did they just out apple'd apple? even half that is daring

    Tri PoloskiTri PoloskiPrieš 10 dienų
  • POLESTAR? The same like the Benz in AMG. Volvo=Polestar forever ;)))))

    Marek BrisudaMarek BrisudaPrieš 10 dienų
  • I like it, but if I had that amount of money I'd buy that Bentley instead.

    Mateusz WojtkiewiczMateusz WojtkiewiczPrieš 10 dienų
  • They are gonna sanitise the car properly after watching this review because of highly awkward expressions from mat 😂😂😂

    qopoy dnonqopoy dnonPrieš 10 dienų
    • They are gonna sanitise the car properly after watching this review because of highly awkward expressions from mat 😂😂😂

      qopoy dnonqopoy dnonPrieš 10 dienų
  • 140 grand, they’re having a laugh surely? Probably the last car you would buy for that money.

    Mark KnightMark KnightPrieš 10 dienų
    • Yeah, underneath the fancy "Polestar" badge, it's just a Volvo. A pretty good Volvo, but a Volvo none the less

      Scott Adams G [Scotianbank]Scott Adams G [Scotianbank]Prieš 4 dienas
  • Polestar sounds like a stripper name

    Zaq StvnsnZaq StvnsnPrieš 10 dienų
  • Before watching it... No £140k on a car is not worth it. I’d pay off my mortgage and retire early instead of driving around in a Volvo.

    CraigCraigPrieš 10 dienų
    • @Photo 4k I mean that a yobs car you are showing me there, but a second hand Golf (in non-chav spec) is a sensible motor.

      CraigCraigPrieš 10 dienų
    • After watching it... Yes, it’s not worth it.

      CraigCraigPrieš 10 dienų
  • Worst car ever made

    Hunter Biden's CrackpipeHunter Biden's CrackpipePrieš 10 dienų
  • Hey

    TurboLurboTurboLurboPrieš 10 dienų
  • Why should I buy Chinese Volvo if I can for same money buy Bmw or Mercedes? I dont see point of this car! Anyway, who is buying Volvo this days? Probably nobody!

    482 644482 644Prieš 10 dienų
  • As someone who owns a 2018 Polestar... I can share my disappointment. I've heard other reviewers mention the wind noise also... that's like my biggest pet peeve. Swedes should have kept the brand instead of tainting it with this mess.

    EvillincolnEvillincolnPrieš 10 dienų
  • where did you buy the jacket from???

    Ali Al-ZubaidiAli Al-ZubaidiPrieš 10 dienų
  • BIN IT !!!

    Neil BennetNeil BennetPrieš 10 dienų
  • So while it got the looks it lacks the brains

    Leonardo WhiteLeonardo WhitePrieš 10 dienų
  • GREAT REVIEW! 😆😆😆💯💯

    H SH SPrieš 10 dienų