A luxury car brand is bidding to open its first Scottish showroom inside a Glasgow shopping centre.

Swedish firm Polestar has lodged plans to convert the former Argos store in Silverburn into a new high-tech 'automotive space' to showcase its futuristic fleet of electric vehicles.

The Volvo-owned firm has premises in London, Manchester and Solihull, with the Silverburn showroom its first proposed venture north of the border.

Plans submitted to Glasgow cirty Council say that Polestar will use the 1600sq metre unit - which has been empty since Argos shut up shop in 2019 - to display show cars and allow visitors to explore and learn more about the various features of its top-of-the range vehicles.

The manufacturer's showrooms are unlike conventional forecourts, instead focusing on the concept and unique engineering processes used to build their range of electric vehicles.

Barrhead News: Polestar showroomPolestar showroom (Image: Polestar)

A Polestar spokesperson explained: "We view our spaces like art galleries, where the cars are the exhibits, allowing people to familiarise themselves with the cars and the brand without pressure or distraction."

Customers will not be able to drive purchases from the showroom. These will be delivered from a separate site to customers following purchase.

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If approved, three vehicles will be on display at any given time, with the unit open Monday to Friday from 10am to 9pm, Saturday between 9am and 7pm and on Sundays from 10am to 7pm.

It is expected a number of sales and customer service jobs will be created if the plans are given the green light.

The application is currently under consideration by council planners, with a decision expected in the coming weeks.