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See what you missed: August Polestar presentation

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Posted 21 Aug 2021 — by Cathy Luebke
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Andrew Caron, Space Manager for Polestar Scottsdale, brought us up to speed with Courtesy Automotive Group’s history, values, and experience bringing the Polestar brand to the Phoenix market. Given the small size of our group, a lively Q&A conversation followed. You can download the recording from the link here.

Polestar 2 electric on tap for Aug. 19 Zoom

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Posted 07 Aug 2021 — by Cathy Luebke
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Sparks are starting to fly on Phoenix’s electric circuit with Polestar and Lucid joining Tesla with storefronts at Scottsdale Fashion Square.

Polestar reps Andrew Caron and Jason Church will join PAPA’s Thursday, Aug. 19, Zoom meeting to talk about the new Polestar 2 sedan, the local electric market and how Courtesy Automotive Group partnered with Volvo’s former race unit on its growing line of electrics.

Jason is Courtesy’s COO; Andrew is space manager for the Scottsdale Polestar location.

Currently, the $61,200 ($53,700 after federal tax credit) fully loaded Polestar 2 Launch Edition is the only model available. Like many electrics it is quick off the line with a zero-to-60 sprint of 4.5 seconds. Its two electric motors combine for a comparable 408 horsepower. Range is pegged at 233 miles. 2022 will bring lower-cost options of the 2 plus a Polestar 3 SUV to be built in South Carolina.

Learn more at PAPA’s Aug. 19 meeting, which starts at 8 p.m. A short business session will precede the Polestar presentation, which will be followed by plenty of time for questions.

Email invites should be going out next week. If you don’t receive a link to the Zoom meeting by Aug. 16, contact Tyson Hugie at tysonhugie@yahoo.com.

Honda Ridgeline on board for April 15 meeting

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Posted 07 Apr 2021 — by Cathy Luebke
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Honda is in the midst of launching its updated 2021 Ridgeline pickup, and PAPA members will have a chance to learn about the brand’s unique take on midsize trucks at the group’s April 15 virtual meeting.

“I’m sure you are aware that the Ridgeline is the only pickup constructed with a strong and highly rigid unibody,” says Carl Pulley, Honda media relations manager. That together with its fully independent suspension and torque vectoring all-wheel drive gives the new Ridgeline superior on- and off-road handling, and a quiet and comfortable ride, he says.

Also for 2021, Ridgeline received substantial styling changes to provide a more rugged look that better matches its true truck capabilities, which include the heaviest standard payload in its class and largest standard bed in its segment, Pulley says.

The one-hour meeting will begin at 8 p.m. with a review of PAPA news followed by a PowerPoint presentation and video walkaround of the Ridgeline. A Q&A session will follow.

You should have received an email invitation with a link to the Thursday, April 15, meeting. If not, please contact Tyson Hugie, tysonhugie@gmail.com.