Polestar 6 to launch electric roadster in 2026
Polestar 6 : The O2 concept car showcased by Polestar is finally set to see the light of day as the company has confirmed that it will be an electric roadster called the Polestar 6. Flagship EV maker Volvo has announced that the car will go into production in 2026.
interested buyers can now book the Roadster online. Polestar hasn’t revealed pricing for the Polestar 6, but it’s expected to be more expensive than its current models. The Polestar 6 will face some stiff competition from Tesla, which has already started work on its Roadster.
The Polestar 6 will be an all-new model, and the brand’s first convertible, and is on track to debut for the 2026 model year. We’ve only seen a concept so far, but expect to learn more about the production model closer to the car’s on-sale date.
Polestar 6 Review :
The Polestar 6 is the firm’s first convertible. Apart from its low-slung stance, character lines, curves and short overhangs, the Polestar 6 can give any Italian sports car a run for its money. Along with its aggressive design language, the roadster will also sport a folding hard top. Being the company’s halo car, Polestar CEO Thomas Ingenlath has already declared it the brand’s ‘hero car’.
Polestar will begin the rollout of the Polestar 6 by launching the LA Concept Edition limited to 500 units first. This version will get the signature polyester blue paint scheme with unique 21-inch wheels mirroring the O2 concept.
The reason customers will have to wait until 2026 for the electric Roadster is because the company will have to launch three more cars before the Polestar 6. The EV maker is lining up for the launch of the Polestar 3, the first sports utility, in October this year. Cars in its lineup. It will be equipped with an autonomous high driving feature with Lidar sensors from Luminar and NVIDIA. Next in line are SUV coupes, the Polestar 4, and the Polestar 5 will be a four-door GT.
Polestar 6 Performance :
Although Polestar is tight-lipped about specs, the Roadster will be based on an aluminum platform, which is also used by the Polestar 5. This high-performance 800-volt electrical architecture is developed in-house and is focused on driving dynamics. and vehicle handling.
The convertible will be powered by twin motors with an output of 872bhp and 900Nm of torque. The Polestar is targeting a 0-100 kmph time of 3.2 seconds and a top speed of 250 kmph. The company is targeting a range of around 480 km to 500 km. This is the same powertrain that will be used by the Polestar 5 as well.
Polestar 6 Interior and features :
Like other Polestar cars, the convertible will have a simple cabin design but will provide a luxurious feel using recycled materials such as fishing nets, recycled PET bottles and cork vinyl. The Polestar 6 will get an Android-based Portrait infotainment system and a digital driver console.
If it borrows the displays from the Polestar 5, it will get a 15-inch multimedia screen and a 12.5-inch instrument display. Based on the concept, the roadster could be equipped with sophisticated sensors that would detect the driver’s eyes and adjust the screens accordingly. The Polestar 6 will also feature a rectangular-shaped steering wheel and a single rotary dial to control the infotainment system.