Pininfarina designed Polestones 01 recreational SUV arrives with rear kitchen, starts at $48,000.
Polestones 01 will be available in three versions and 7- and 6-seater options – the 6-seater comes in two trims.
It uses a CATL battery pack that allows a 235 km (146 miles) drive on electric power alone.
“Range-extending system” acts as a generator for the battery pack, allowing it go a total 1,115 km (692 miles).
Rox Motor-owned Chinese electric vehicle startup, Polestones Automobile, has officially unveiled its first car, a Land Rover Defender-inspired Polestones 01 SUV designed by Pininfarina Shanghai Team.
Dubbed a mid-sized intelligent luxury SUV, the recreational truck designed for long-distance trips comes with airline-style seats and an outdoor kitchen.
The Polestones 01 will be available in three versions and 7- and 6-seater options. The 6-seater, which comes in two trims starts at $49,400 USD, while the 7-seater is offered at $48,420 USD.
Polestones 01 uses a dual-motor setup that produces 470 horsepower and a CATL battery pack that allows a 235 kilometers (146 miles) drive on electric power alone.
As part of the “range-extending power generation system”, the Polestones 01 uses a tiny 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine, which acts as a generator for the CATL battery pack, allowing a total 1,115 kilometers (692 miles) drive.
Inside, the Polestones 01 has leather-wrapped dashboard equipped with an LCD dual screen. In addition to the airline-style seats, the Polestones 01 comes with a roof-mounted screen.
Other features includes an industry-first rear-end compact kitchen revealed when the rear door is opened. The “restaurant system” comes with an induction cooker, water dispenser, storage, and workspace.
Speaking on the design philosophy, Matteo Piguzzi, Vice President Design at Pininfarina Shanghai, said :
“Oriental aesthetics advocate less is more. We harnessed the Chinese character ‘SHI’ throughout the design of the Polestones 01. ‘SHI’ is derived from Chinese classics: Library Theory and Practice. It is embodied in the smart and dynamic headlight design, the three-dimensional and gentle taillights, and the square and stately air-intake grille.”