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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  • carwow
    carwow8 天 前

    If you could, would you really spend £140k on a Polestar 1?! If not, what would you buy instead? Let us know BELOW!

  • BoyOnCrack


    5 小时 前

    Polestar 2

  • frederick mcclary

    frederick mcclary

    天 前

    Me? A Tesla Model X and a down payment on a house

  • Sukhdev Choon

    Sukhdev Choon

    2 天 前


  • Brewster


    2 天 前

    BMW M8

  • Gabriel Green

    Gabriel Green

    2 天 前

    I would rather by a Lamborghini Uras than a Polestar 1

  • colango98
    colango9818 分钟 前

    nice car,but £140k. nah.

  • Kzn Nzn
    Kzn Nzn24 分钟 前

    overpriced garbage, and no its not worth being collectible

  • Serdar göksu
    Serdar göksu57 分钟 前

    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.

  • jos van Hattum
    jos van Hattum2 小时 前

    And Mat knows Polestar very well although presents it to be a Chinese Volvo now🙈 He showed his insides in this Polestar 2 blog: cnboth.info/dron/sh-p-n/p3qppsuQbrik2XE.html How knowledge can “disappear” so fast from Mat’s mind; what is to be believed😇

  • jos van Hattum
    jos van Hattum2 小时 前

    Looking at the nürnburg test video you get a completely other picture🤔 cnboth.info/dron/sh-p-n/fYCXgsKkgsWiz6Q.html Makes you ask if this „journalist“ (Mat) really can drive a car, or is here something else going on🤔

  • Sorin Neatu
    Sorin Neatu5 小时 前

    What's with the dislikes.. think those didn't like the car..

  • Tri Poloski
    Tri Poloski7 小时 前

    140k what the...did they just out apple'd apple? even half that is daring

  • Marek Brisuda
    Marek Brisuda8 小时 前

    POLESTAR? The same like the Benz in AMG. Volvo=Polestar forever ;)))))

  • Mateusz Wojtkiewicz
    Mateusz Wojtkiewicz11 小时 前

    I like it, but if I had that amount of money I'd buy that Bentley instead.

  • qopoy dnon
    qopoy dnon11 小时 前

    They are gonna sanitise the car properly after watching this review because of highly awkward expressions from mat 😂😂😂

  • qopoy dnon

    qopoy dnon

    11 小时 前

    They are gonna sanitise the car properly after watching this review because of highly awkward expressions from mat 😂😂😂

  • Mark Knight
    Mark Knight13 小时 前

    140 grand, they’re having a laugh surely? Probably the last car you would buy for that money.

  • Zaq Stvnsn
    Zaq Stvnsn14 小时 前

    Polestar sounds like a stripper name

  • Craig
    Craig15 小时 前

    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.

  • Craig


    14 小时 前

    @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.

  • Craig


    15 小时 前

    After watching it... Yes, it’s not worth it.

  • Hunter Biden's Crackpipe
    Hunter Biden's Crackpipe16 小时 前

    Worst car ever made

  • Green_Mamba- 1992
    Green_Mamba- 199217 小时 前


  • 482 644
    482 64417 小时 前

    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!

  • Evillincoln
    Evillincoln17 小时 前

    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.

  • Ali Al-Zubaidi
    Ali Al-Zubaidi17 小时 前

    where did you buy the jacket from???

  • Neil Bennet
    Neil Bennet17 小时 前

    BIN IT !!!

  • Leonardo White
    Leonardo White17 小时 前

    So while it got the looks it lacks the brains

  • H S
    H S18 小时 前

    GREAT REVIEW! 😆😆😆💯💯

  • pow1983
    pow198318 小时 前

    99mph for 140k - I'd feel robbed

  • Resonance
    Resonance19 小时 前

    Laughs in Elon

  • RetroGamerVX
    RetroGamerVX21 小时 前

    No chance I'd buy this being priced around same price as a Bentley lol

  • Felix Zinger
    Felix Zinger22 小时 前

    some piece of shit on wheels 😌

  • TKF1
    TKF122 小时 前

    Its horrid and this is coming from someone who has spent most of their life inside volvos

  • bilij pdan
    bilij pdan23 小时 前

    They are gonna sanitise the car properly after watching this review because of highly awkward expressions from mat 😂😂😂

  • g pi
    g pi天 前

    Looking forward to seeing those "intelligent" people owning Polestar, haha.

  • Sneakerz On Deck

    Sneakerz On Deck

    42 分钟 前

    Like the “proper”, “smart”, “techies” owning Tesla🤣

  • Yiming Jack
    Yiming Jack天 前

    Mat is the type of guys who wears a Burberry jacket with work boots

  • bilij pdan

    bilij pdan

    23 小时 前

    mats low key tryna flex the jacket, i see you boi

  • Farhat Iqbal
    Farhat Iqbal天 前

    5:11 all the good things stop say hello to the heaven of criticism Volvo and Polestar are having a harsh time because they are only allowed to use 3 and 4 cylinder engines. I can't blame them for getting permission for the Chinese company that owns them was a very nice company but they were on the limits of small engines and will become a zero Simpson zone. Fun fact making an electric car is really harsh and at one point in the earth all of those materials will run out and as people are charging their cars and a wide goes off in the industrial site where electricity is made. People will die because of this and I would prefer the combustion engine because not all people can afford electric cars and neither can they charge them if they are in a house. Without a garage or it's too small. I'm sorry to say but there will never be an electric lorry or van. They might have a decent range but you can no longer have the ice amenities of before such as air conditioning when your range drops significantly. I don't see how this will work out and you don't get the fun from a combustion engine on your commute to work. Just if you want the world to survive just put a load of petrol particulate filters on them or DPF on them with a lighter exhaust so it is only 1kg heavier making much less emissions. And that is how you solve problems. People will move out of Europe somewhere else because of the tax payments and simply they can't afford it here. And the ULEZ zones. People are charged and the rich parliament on wait aren't we paying for their expensive cars?

  • Farhat Iqbal

    Farhat Iqbal

    天 前

    Amazon have a disgusting autocorrect Simpson was emission and wide is wire

    LBNMKRS天 前

    Its a fucking Geely ffs.

  • Bolia Fops
    Bolia Fops天 前

    mats low key tryna flex the jacket, i see you boi

  • RVI mobile
    RVI mobile天 前

    ..they should get bankrupt with such a crap of car

  • Motoring Chef
    Motoring Chef天 前

    It's name sounds like "Porn Star", so it's a No. Then and more worse, its made in China, the biggest NO to this car

  • Bolia Fops

    Bolia Fops

    天 前

    Omg this is f..... art im in love ❤️

  • gtoss chddy
    gtoss chddy天 前

    They are gonna sanitise the car properly after watching this review because of highly awkward expressions from mat 😂😂😂

  • gtoss chddy

    gtoss chddy

    天 前

    most I liked about this car.

  • Richard Green
    Richard Green天 前

    I thought it was a volvo wtf 😳

  • Rajine Ravichandran
    Rajine Ravichandran天 前

    This car reminds of the Audi A5 3DR

  • DonuttMan23
    DonuttMan23天 前

    As a diehard volvo/polestar fan I have to say this car is not up to it's best. Way too overpriced for what you get. No launch control. Can't even drift. I mean I would rather buy an m5 competition for half the price and get 100x better performance out of it. Sorry but it's not worth it. The polestar 2 however seems to be much better.

  • Mike
    Mike天 前

    What are those 😂😂😂😂😂

  • Jonathan Carrell
    Jonathan Carrell天 前

    On the timing gear it said sub 11 quarter mile. Was that from this car or the last tested?

  • Shareef Alsayed
    Shareef Alsayed天 前

    Imagine a GT that’s even more economical, handles and drives way better, is more practical, more luxurious, is from an infinitely more reputable and special brand and is half the price of this. It’s called a Porsche Taycan. Half price. You can drive away in a brand new Taycan and $80k left over or part with all that money to drive a lesser car just to be one of 1500 possible oafs who would rather be an exclusive member of a club that sounds a lot like porn star that is a sub brand of another that sounds like vulva.

  • K P
    K P天 前

    What if I told you the value of *ANY* of this car's competitors is absolutely terrible. If you're concerned about value, get something like a Mercedes Coupe, or even an 8 series.

  • Ultraguy87


    小时 前

    I think the LC500 is probably the best value-wise.

  • K P
    K P天 前

    If I were looking for luxury I would get a E Class coupe over a Bentley, but the Bentley just has a level of exclusivity that's very alluring. And for the same reason one would get a Bentley over an E Class, I would get *this* over a Bentley. This looks massively better imo ( I know I just triggered some sensitive people lol) and is something you don't ever see on the road.

  • Jordan Polatol
    Jordan Polatol天 前

    mats low key tryna flex the jacket, i see you boi

  • Akshit
    Akshit天 前

    Nobody 9:14 me and da bois going to school

  • LOVER Boy
    LOVER Boy2 天 前

    Need for speed H E A T

  • seeriu ciihy

    seeriu ciihy

    天 前

    As beautiful as it is 140k 🤮. I'd sooner spend the money on model s plaid+ if I wanted modern tech and speed or for design a Vantage

  • gOtze1337
    gOtze13372 天 前

    thx for the honesty, matt !

  • seeriu ciihy

    seeriu ciihy

    天 前

    Hi smoke grass 😂🙈💪🙂😎

  • Briceni
    Briceni2 天 前

    More like a star on parole. Reminiscent of a washed up Lyndsay Lohan.

  • Pero Peric
    Pero Peric2 天 前

    Omg this is f..... art im in love ❤️

  • Tom-Erling skar
    Tom-Erling skar2 天 前

    I think it's nice! But for that price you got options. If it was cheaper it would be better then more expensive choices (If that makes sence) but if you put it together with cars in the same price range it just don't add up. Sorry my bad English! I'm from Norway. Thanks for the video!

  • Andrew Young
    Andrew Young2 天 前

    Turned this off halfway through because of all the adverts

  • Kawaljit Singh
    Kawaljit Singh2 天 前

    In terms of price, it is too expensive. Driving characteristics are the crap. Appearance is good. By the way you forgot to say about the side mirrors. 🤪 They're cool. They are the most I liked about this car.

  • bilisha coli
    bilisha coli2 天 前

    140K of actual real money for this?! 😲 Whoever made this price up needs to low down mushroom consumption.

  • King_JJ _1
    King_JJ _12 天 前


  • La7Ya 33
    La7Ya 332 天 前

    i am actually watching my videos in portrait mode

  • bilisha coli

    bilisha coli

    2 天 前

    This car has some weird design going on amd the backseat is compromized by the class roof. I dont think this car will be a huge success. Its like the designers couldnt deci

  • anjoLas
    anjoLas2 天 前

    Bowers and Wilkins ? yeah, sounds goo...no ! BANG & OLUFSEN

  • Broken TV
    Broken TV2 天 前

    Another car for the mid-class 😛

  • Ric O
    Ric O2 天 前

    This car is appalling it just looks good.

  • seeriu ciihy
    seeriu ciihy2 天 前

    They are gonna sanitise the car properly after watching this review because of highly awkward expressions from mat 😂😂😂

    HAYDNBBH2 天 前

    Mat looks like a child in that car, the dash is so high

  • kamil bajowy
    kamil bajowy2 天 前

    Hi smoke grass 😂🙈💪🙂😎

  • kamil bajowy

    kamil bajowy

    2 天 前


  • Darren O'Reilly
    Darren O'Reilly2 天 前

    As beautiful as it is 140k 🤮. I'd sooner spend the money on model s plaid+ if I wanted modern tech and speed or for design a Vantage

  • seeriu ciihy

    seeriu ciihy

    2 天 前

    The rims look really cool, when they skip in the snow

  • AD Steel
    AD Steel2 天 前

    It’s a beautiful looking car. Nice proportions and finish. At least from video perspective.

  • Beef The Chief
    Beef The Chief2 天 前

    In Volvos and Ford’s of old there was a sequence you could press to full disable the ESP

  • Shiner3lima
    Shiner3lima2 天 前

    Ha ha. 140k? What a pile of shite.


    You must be joking to pay £140k for this car.

  • hurst518
    hurst5182 天 前

    Axle tramp on a £140k car?! Nice wing mirrors though.

  • jazzmickge1
    jazzmickge12 天 前

    Panel Gaps! (sort of) in the Tesla and some over cars the hidden door handle is just the handle so there is only 1 outline (the handle). Why does Polstar have a hidden door handle inside of a fitted door handle?? What I'm saying is; there is a door handle cut out for the door handle cut out for the hidden door handle. Not a smooth finish really....

  • モホロビチッチZLATAN
    モホロビチッチZLATAN2 天 前

    I like volvo but Tesla is more better.

  • jazzmickge1
    jazzmickge12 天 前

    What about the Polstar 2?? They're pushing that model right now, so shouldn't you review that one??

  • Maza
    Maza2 天 前

    This car has some weird design going on amd the backseat is compromized by the class roof. I dont think this car will be a huge success. Its like the designers couldnt decide if they wanted to make a sporty looking car or a luxurycar and ended up doing a bit of both. Seriously those chrome trims in the windows and that little spoilerflap in the back. The front mask could be from a kia its so ugly. Id rather buy a regular T8 volvo. Or a polestar S60. Im not even going to mention the price.

  • giannisgt28rs
    giannisgt28rs2 天 前

    gordon murray lern you nothing volvo...ljght cars plz.

  • TheFreakonhell
    TheFreakonhell2 天 前

    Dafuq is wrong with them? 140k?? "How to ruin yourself..." We got about 400-500 brand new Bently Continentals on german streets, every year... But only 24 Polestar 1's yet...

  • Mister Anonymous
    Mister Anonymous2 天 前

    It appears this car is only expensive battery on wheels, though good looking.

  • scaramaxxx scaramaxxx
    scaramaxxx scaramaxxx2 天 前

    is volvo: that equals boring and kinda gay..

  • sannio komi
    sannio komi2 天 前

    The rims look really cool, when they skip in the snow

  • sannio komi

    sannio komi

    2 天 前

    2 of the same ads in first 2min, fuckin christ.

  • ridge
    ridge3 天 前

    The car is beautiful it is and i could have ignored everythng else i dont like including the price but 600hp-1000nm and all they could get out of it was 4.2seconds 0-60? Really?

  • Lawrence Law
    Lawrence Law3 天 前

    Me : Im going to buy a Polestar 1. The World : Why? Me : I wanna be the only one who drives it coz no one is ever gonna buy it. The world : 🤔

  • SUGS 1
    SUGS 13 天 前

    Its a S90 with 2 doors, a battery and 2l petrol engine. Save your money for an Audi etron GT RS...👍

  • 525PKKS
    525PKKS3 天 前


  • Robert McNeil
    Robert McNeil3 天 前

    The pause....star

  • İsa Şahin
    İsa Şahin3 天 前

    What is this price? Joke??

  • Amzo Tall
    Amzo Tall3 天 前

    Wooof.. That price and all those basic features against the standard set by Tesla.. Talk about shooting yourself in the foot.. 😖

  • Prince Richard
    Prince Richard3 天 前

    Its definitely not worth that much money

  • Annichen Lilaas
    Annichen Lilaas3 天 前

    The gear shifter is crystal


    I LOVE PORSCHE ... although Yanni sold his one after two months

  • Cars with Ivan
    Cars with Ivan3 天 前

    Design is great, prince not so much!

  • Esther Mezhu

    Esther Mezhu

    天 前


  • Esther Mezhu

    Esther Mezhu

    天 前

    Most underrated comment of yours on carwow I ever saw.

  • Mujtaba Kamal
    Mujtaba Kamal3 天 前

    Why I find it the replica of Volvo s90 🤔

  • Soinas Doyi
    Soinas Doyi3 天 前

    The rims look really cool, when they skip in the snow

  • Mohammed Haq
    Mohammed Haq3 天 前

    seems an overly complicated drivetrain... the audi and BMW hybrid systems (whilst range is not great in Audi) is seamless. for the price, this car makes little sense.

  • Justin Conn
    Justin Conn3 天 前

    Drive a Polestar! Designed by chinese strippers!

  • Soinas Doyi

    Soinas Doyi

    3 天 前

    They were smoking crack when they priced that car...

  • JBD
    JBD3 天 前

    I've seen a surprising amount of these Polestars on the road here in southern Sweden so apparently someone's buying them

  • NoNegotiations
    NoNegotiations3 天 前

    2 of the same ads in first 2min, fuckin christ.

  • Henry Lee
    Henry Lee3 天 前

    S90 COUPE

  • planflykt
    planflykt3 天 前

    Totally agree. They should have made this to a Volvo with their normal drivetrains to a reasonable price.

  • Oh henry
    Oh henry3 天 前

    Mat is trying his hardest to find positive things about the car ooo man

  • Person, Woman, Man Camera TV
    Person, Woman, Man Camera TV3 天 前

    donuts in a Volvo? yeah right

  • Smartaks7
    Smartaks73 天 前

    Volvo replica

  • Martin Krejci
    Martin Krejci3 天 前

    Overpriced...even for half of the price tag, nice lookin interior however for that amount of money I'd rather get 911.