For now, the Swedish carmaker has released just this teaser image of the car, but it’s believed the vehicle will draw inspiration from the 40.2 concept shown in 2017 (pictured above in the second and third images).

The newcomer is a key part of Volvo’s plan to electrify (either fully, or partially via hybrid powertrains) its model line-up over the coming 12 months. Although the company hasn’t released any tech details or comprehensive imagery of the Polestar 2, it says the model will be a four-door “fastback”.

The Polestar 2 will allegedly be the first vehicle to feature Google’s new human-machine interface technology and the in-car version of Google Assistant.

In terms of market positioning, the Polestar 2 will be pitched against the Tesla Model 3, which would suggest a price tag in the Dh150-200k bracket. There’s no detailed info on the electric powertrain, but it’s believed it will produce up to 400bhp in top versions and offer a touring range of 400km-plus.

Polestar COO Jonathan Goodman has hinted in an interview with UK’s Autocar magazine that the company wouldn’t go down an overly adventurous design path with its all-new EV (as Jaguar has done with its i-Pace).

“The global electric car market was worth four million units in 2017, but it’s quite widely expected to be worth 29m units by 2025,” Goodman said. “EV owners will come from all walks of life. So, it’s a mistake to assume that, because the cars are electric, you have to make them quirky or futuristic.”

"Other brands may be doing that, but if we’re looking at a market worth 30m cars within seven years, it isn’t going to be niche, it’s going to be mainstream. So, you just design a great-looking car – not one with a big blue flash down the side.”