Polestar 2 model range to be expanded
Polestar, the Chinese car manufacturer that is part of Geely Auto, broadens its offer. There was only one version of the Polestar 2 model available; as of now, there are 2 other variants.
The car will be available with one or two electromotors, two different battery packs, and three option packs. “2021 is the year where the Polestar 2 will really be gathering momentum worldwide,” says CEO Thomas Ingenlath.
“With the new, cheaper versions, we intend to offer the same character and premium feel of the initial car. Even the most affordable Polestar 2, without options, will be well equipped and deliver the same visual impact.”
There will now be a basic version at € 45 900, and the full option Launch Edition (still available) will cost 67 900, all in.
Three power versions, two battery packs
The Polestar 2 had two electromotors resulting in 300 kW/408 hp of power delivered to the front and rear wheels. The basic version will only have an engine in the front (and driving the front wheels) of 165 kW/224 hp coupled to a reduced battery pack of 64 kWh capacity, at the cost of € 45 900. The WLTP range of this model will lie around 420 km.
The same engine develops 170 kW/231 hp when coupled to the already known 78 kWh capacity battery pack. This new version will have the longest range available, 515-540 km, compared to the 450-480 km range of the top model with the same battery pack and two engines. This version will sell at €49 900, while the dual-engine version starts at € 53 900.
Three option packs
From the beginning, a Performance pack (€ 6 000) was available on the Polestar 2. It will stay exclusive for the Dual Motor version and contains the adjustable Öhlins dampers, the Brembo brakes, the 20-inch wheels, and some specific design details.
Two other option packs are now also proposed. The Plus pack (€ 4 500) offers a panoramic roof, a premium Harman Kardon sound system, and heated steering wheel, rear seats, and windscreen wipers. The interior is also more upmarket, including electrically adjustable seats in front.
Finally, the Pilot pack (€ 3 500) consists of advanced driver aid systems (ADAS) like adaptive cruise control, 360° round view, blind-spot info, cross-traffic alert, rear collision warning, etc. Pixel-LED headlamps are also included.
People who don’t like the ‘vegan’ textiles used in the interior can still order Nappa leather upholstery, seat ventilation, metallic paint, larger wheels, or a retractable towbar.
The new versions are available to order (online) and will be in the showroom ‘Spaces’ from September onwards.