Polestar 2 (2020–)
- February 2019: Polestar reveals Polestar 2 ahead of Geneva Motor Show debut
- October 2019: Polestar 2 priced from £49,900
- October 2019: Polestar 2 Performance Pack priced at £5000
Polestar reveals Polestar 2 ahead of Geneva Motor Show debut
Polestar has revealed its first all-electric car as a rival to the upcoming Tesla Model 3.
Production of the compact electric car is set to start early in 2020, with prices of the launch edition model starting at €59,900 (around £51,000). After the first 12 months on sale, an entry-level model will be introduced for €39,900 (£34,000).
The five-door fastback has two electric motors and a 78 kWh battery that will provide a range of around 310 miles. Based on Volvo’s adaptable Compact Modular Architecture platform (CMA), the Polestar 2 will have a 27-module battery pack integrated into the floor. This contributes to the rigidity of the chassis as well as improves the car’s noise, vibration and harshness (NVH) levels – road noise has been reduced by 3.7 dB compared to a traditional chassis, says the brand.
The all-wheel drive electric powertrain in the Polestar 2 produces 408PS and 660Nm of torque. This translates to a 0-62mph acceleration time of less than 5 seconds.
In common with all Polestar cars, the Polestar 2 will only be available for ordering online.
Polestar 2 priced from £49,900
Pricing for the Polestar 2 electric performance fastback has now been confirmed for all European launch markets. Polestar 2 enters production in early 2020 and initial deliveries will begin from June.
Polestar 2 has a high specification for initial production, including options such as the Pilot package and Plus package. Routine servicing and maintenance, for the first three years, with pick-up and delivery, is also included.
The 300kW all-wheel drive powertrain has a large 78kWh battery pack which offers range flexibility and a dynamic drive. The car features a suite of driver aids, including the highly advanced Pilot Assist, helping to ensure that the high-performance drive is also a safe one. The panoramic roof keeps the cabin light and airy, while pixel headlights provide maximum illumination at all times.
The infotainment system powered by Android Automotive OS is a first for any vehicle. This provides access to Google Assistant, Google Maps and the Google Play Store. Phone-as-Key further underlines the digital nature of the vehicle, while a sophisticated Harmon Kardon sound system is also included.
Reservations are currently possible at Polestar.com where prospective buyers can reserve their place in the queue with a refundable deposit.
With a digital retail model, all Polestar cars will be purchased online and directly from Polestar. The brand will be opening Polestar Spaces where Polestar Specialists will be able to assist customers with product information and test drives. The first of these inner-city locations will open before the end of 2019, with a total of 50 spaces planned globally by the end of 2020.
Polestar 2 Performance Pack priced at £5000
The pack comprises a 4-piston Brembo front brake setup, adjustable Öhlins dampers and 20-inch forged alloy wheels, complemented by gold seatbelts and valve caps.