Polestar Destined For Thailand In 2025, Malaysia Still Undecided

As part of its aspirations to expand retail and commercial activities, Polestar, Volvo’s electric vehicle offshoot brand, has just revealed that it will enter the Thai market in 2025, in addition to six other countries. With this addition, Polestar will now operate in two ASEAN markets: Thailand and Singapore, having first launched there in 2021.

In 2025, the Swedish EV brand will be entering France, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Poland, and Brazil in addition to Thailand. According to the news release, “local distribution partnerships” will be used to operate in each of these new territories, including our Asian neighbour.

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Only the Model 2 is currently available in Singapore through Polestar, which is being managed by dealer partner Wearnes Automotive. However, the Polestar 3 and 4 should also be released shortly with the latter having just been introduced at Polestar Space Singapore. It is expected to retail for SGD195,000 (about RM680k) without COE.

The Standard Range Single Motor variant of the Polestar 2 fastback sedan costs roughly SGD249k (about RM868k), whereas the Long Range Dual Motor variant with Performance Pack costs approximately SGD309k (approximately RM1.08 million).

On the specs and performance front, the Thai-spec Polestar 2 should mirror the capability of the Singapore-spec model, given that all models are imported from China.

Nearer home, sister brands Zeekr and Lynk & Co will be launching in Malaysia shortly, while Polestar has not yet disclosed any plans to enter Kuala Lumpur and beyond.

Like the Polestar 4 and Smart #3, the Zeekr X sits on Geely’s Sustainable Experience Architecture (SEA) platform.

CARLIST THOUGHTS

To finally have Polestar land in one of Southeast Asia’s biggest markets—with plans to initially launch at least 3 models—is a significant development and one that should excite many EV fans in the region. Whether we in Malaysia will get the car, or when it will arrive are aspects that Polestar still has to reveal.

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