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!
Chapters
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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Kommentarer

  • carwow
    carwow10 dager siden

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

  • Chuck Osram

    Chuck Osram

    23 timer siden

    i dont think i coud anything else on the world buy than tesla model s plaid + for 140 k and it is the most ez question ever

  • Andy Imrie

    Andy Imrie

    Dag siden

    Any other 140k car

  • cpear760

    cpear760

    Dag siden

    Dodge Challenger GT AWD

  • Heretic7-616

    Heretic7-616

    Dag siden

    Gallardo

  • Parvez Hassan

    Parvez Hassan

    2 dager siden

    NO WAY!! THIS CAR IS CRAP! I would rather have a db9

  • Luke Joe
    Luke Joe4 minutter siden

    Screams volvo 🤔

  • Sherif Ghoneim
    Sherif GhoneimTime siden

    I'm not paying 140 grand for this even in monopoly money....

  • God of Hell Fire
    God of Hell Fire2 timer siden

    Ain’t bothering watching the vid. The answer is ,no.

  • MicroCloudHD
    MicroCloudHD3 timer siden

    The fact that it is made in China is a good reason not to buy this.

  • sapphireID 3
    sapphireID 34 timer siden

    4:20 When your child wants candy acting be like:

  • Fra Pas
    Fra Pas7 timer siden

    those boots though...beware of the fashion police, Matt

  • oiuet souiu
    oiuet souiu15 timer siden

    I've seen Matt having more fun in Polish Fiat 126p than this.

  • oiuet souiu

    oiuet souiu

    14 timer siden

    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.

  • Jan Beton
    Jan Beton17 timer siden

    Cool car, cooler jacket

  • Robert Moran
    Robert Moran18 timer siden

    Your jacket is rank

  • Kuhk
    Kuhk18 timer siden

    a swedish mustang

  • Y00NIVERSE
    Y00NIVERSE19 timer siden

    looks nice but.......really? that much for a front wheel drive car?

  • Keiyan
    KeiyanDag siden

    What’s the 0-60 tester you use

  • Nice person
    Nice personDag siden

    The side looks slightly weird. At least near the back from a design perspective

  • Quick Expert Reviews
    Quick Expert ReviewsDag siden

    I've seen Matt having more fun in Polish Fiat 126p than this.

  • Християн Димов
    Християн ДимовDag siden

    what a stupid piece of trash is this car....

  • Jason -
    Jason -Dag siden

    With that many ads you ought to be on Channel 4. Ad settings are available. Consider reducing the number of ads. 🙄

  • Amster
    AmsterDag siden

    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.

  • rahmann
    rahmannDag siden

    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.

  • TheJoeMB
    TheJoeMBDag siden

    It may be rubbish but it's gorgeous. Such a stunning looking car.

  • eioshen boboi
    eioshen boboiDag siden

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

  • eioshen boboi

    eioshen boboi

    Dag siden

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

  • Top Cat
    Top CatDag siden

    Shite...

  • zenith nardin
    zenith nardinDag siden

    The price is in rupees !

  • Bob Ajob
    Bob AjobDag siden

    Like

  • Martin
    MartinDag siden

    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.

  • H
    HDag siden

    Looks like a KIA...

  • Gainstrup
    GainstrupDag siden

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

  • min yoongi for life
    min yoongi for life2 dager siden

    This is the best car review I’ve ever seeeen 🤣

  • ppp q
    ppp q2 dager siden

    a volvo and audi knockoff

  • Kal Kalirai
    Kal Kalirai2 dager siden

    Good luck selling that ugly crap Volvo!

  • colango98
    colango982 dager siden

    nice car,but £140k. nah.

  • Kzn Nzn
    Kzn Nzn2 dager siden

    overpriced garbage, and no its not worth being collectible

  • Serdar göksu
    Serdar göksu2 dager siden

    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 dager siden

    And Mat knows Polestar very well although presents it to be a Chinese Volvo now🙈 He showed his insides in this Polestar 2 blog: noprojects.info/camera/video/06urps6ScIZ3pm4 How knowledge can “disappear” so fast from Mat’s mind; what is to be believed😇

  • jos van Hattum
    jos van Hattum2 dager siden

    Looking at the nürnburg test video you get a completely other picture🤔 noprojects.info/camera/video/qbGZgsWmhJN1nKE Makes you ask if this „journalist“ (Mat) really can drive a car, or is here something else going on🤔

  • Sorin Neatu
    Sorin Neatu2 dager siden

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

  • Tri Poloski
    Tri Poloski2 dager siden

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

  • Marek Brisuda
    Marek Brisuda2 dager siden

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

  • Mateusz Wojtkiewicz
    Mateusz Wojtkiewicz2 dager siden

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

  • qopoy dnon
    qopoy dnon2 dager siden

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

  • qopoy dnon

    qopoy dnon

    2 dager siden

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

  • Mark Knight
    Mark Knight2 dager siden

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

  • Zaq Stvnsn
    Zaq Stvnsn2 dager siden

    Polestar sounds like a stripper name

  • Craig
    Craig2 dager siden

    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

    Craig

    2 dager siden

    @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

    Craig

    2 dager siden

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

  • Hunter Biden's Crackpipe
    Hunter Biden's Crackpipe2 dager siden

    Worst car ever made

  • Green_Mamba- 1992
    Green_Mamba- 19922 dager siden

    Hey

  • 482 644
    482 6442 dager siden

    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
    Evillincoln2 dager siden

    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-Zubaidi2 dager siden

    where did you buy the jacket from???

  • Neil Bennet
    Neil Bennet2 dager siden

    BIN IT !!!

  • Leonardo White
    Leonardo White2 dager siden

    So while it got the looks it lacks the brains

  • H S
    H S2 dager siden

    GREAT REVIEW! 😆😆😆💯💯

  • pow1983
    pow19832 dager siden

    99mph for 140k - I'd feel robbed

  • Resonance
    Resonance2 dager siden

    Laughs in Elon

  • RetroGamerVX
    RetroGamerVX3 dager siden

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

  • Felix Zinger
    Felix Zinger3 dager siden

    some piece of shit on wheels 😌

  • TKF1
    TKF13 dager siden

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

  • bilij pdan
    bilij pdan3 dager siden

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

  • g pi
    g pi3 dager siden

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

  • Sneakerz On Deck

    Sneakerz On Deck

    2 dager siden

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

  • Yiming Jack
    Yiming Jack3 dager siden

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

  • bilij pdan

    bilij pdan

    3 dager siden

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

  • Farhat Iqbal
    Farhat Iqbal3 dager siden

    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

    3 dager siden

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

  • LBNMKRS
    LBNMKRS3 dager siden

    Its a fucking Geely ffs.

  • Bolia Fops
    Bolia Fops3 dager siden

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

  • RVI mobile
    RVI mobile3 dager siden

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

  • Motoring Chef
    Motoring Chef3 dager siden

    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

    3 dager siden

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

  • gtoss chddy
    gtoss chddy3 dager siden

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

  • gtoss chddy

    gtoss chddy

    3 dager siden

    most I liked about this car.

  • Richard Green
    Richard Green3 dager siden

    I thought it was a volvo wtf 😳

  • Rajine Ravichandran
    Rajine Ravichandran3 dager siden

    This car reminds of the Audi A5 3DR

  • DonuttMan23
    DonuttMan233 dager siden

    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
    Mike3 dager siden

    What are those 😂😂😂😂😂

  • Jonathan Carrell
    Jonathan Carrell3 dager siden

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

  • Shareef Alsayed
    Shareef Alsayed3 dager siden

    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 P4 dager siden

    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

    Ultraguy87

    2 dager siden

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

  • K P
    K P4 dager siden

    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 Polatol4 dager siden

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

  • Akshit
    Akshit4 dager siden

    Nobody 9:14 me and da bois going to school

  • LOVER Boy
    LOVER Boy4 dager siden

    Need for speed H E A T

  • seeriu ciihy

    seeriu ciihy

    4 dager siden

    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
    gOtze13374 dager siden

    thx for the honesty, matt !

  • seeriu ciihy

    seeriu ciihy

    4 dager siden

    Hi smoke grass 😂🙈💪🙂😎

  • Briceni
    Briceni4 dager siden

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

  • Pero Peric
    Pero Peric4 dager siden

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

  • Tom-Erling skar
    Tom-Erling skar4 dager siden

    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 Young4 dager siden

    Turned this off halfway through because of all the adverts

  • Kawaljit Singh
    Kawaljit Singh4 dager siden

    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 coli4 dager siden

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

  • King_JJ _1
    King_JJ _14 dager siden

    DO ASTON MARTIN DBX LIKE IF YOU WANT THEM TO DO THIS

  • La7Ya 33
    La7Ya 334 dager siden

    i am actually watching my videos in portrait mode

  • bilisha coli

    bilisha coli

    4 dager siden

    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
    anjoLas4 dager siden

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

  • Broken TV
    Broken TV4 dager siden

    Another car for the mid-class 😛

  • Ric O
    Ric O4 dager siden

    This car is appalling it just looks good.

  • seeriu ciihy
    seeriu ciihy4 dager siden

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

  • HAYDNBBH
    HAYDNBBH4 dager siden

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

  • kamil bajowy
    kamil bajowy4 dager siden

    Hi smoke grass 😂🙈💪🙂😎

  • kamil bajowy

    kamil bajowy

    4 dager siden

    ?🤔😜

  • Darren O'Reilly
    Darren O'Reilly4 dager siden

    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

    4 dager siden

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

  • A.D. Steel
    A.D. Steel4 dager siden

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

  • Beef The Chief
    Beef The Chief4 dager siden

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

  • Shiner3lima
    Shiner3lima4 dager siden

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

  • PIPUTN MESAWANG
    PIPUTN MESAWANG4 dager siden

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

  • hurst518
    hurst5184 dager siden

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

  • jazzmickge1
    jazzmickge14 dager siden

    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ZLATAN4 dager siden

    I like volvo but Tesla is more better.

  • jazzmickge1
    jazzmickge14 dager siden

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

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