Costs & verdict
Everyday costs, plus how reliable and safe it is
Ask people to guess its price and most will tell you that the Polestar 1 probably costs around the money as a BMW 8 Series Coupé. It doesn't. It might undercut the Aston Martin DB11 and Bentley Continental GT, but it's way more expensive than the Porsche Panamera 4S E-Hybrid (matching the top-of-the-range Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid instead) and Lexus LC Coupé. Remember, the 1 is basically a Volvo S90 inside and underneath, not a bespoke, exquisitely tailored product.
However, while all of those cars have extensive options lists, the only options for the 1 are its wheel and body colours. That means you get tonnes of toys as standard, including heated front seats and steering wheel, keyless entry, Nappa leather seats and a panoramic roof.