The Polestar 2 is a new all-electric premium five-door fastback with two electric motors and a 78 kWh battery capacity that will enable a targeted range of 310 miles.
The all-wheel drive electric powertrain in Polestar 2 produces 300 kW (408 hp) and 660 Nm. This translates to a 0-62 mph acceleration time of less than 5 seconds.
It will compete against the Tesla Model 3, with the range starting at a guide price of 39,900 euros. For the first 12 months of production, the guide price of the launch edition is 59,900 euros.
Based on Volvo Car Group’s adaptable Compact Modular Architecture platform (CMA), the Polestar 2 has a 27-module battery pack integrated into the floor which contributes to the rigidity of the chassis as well as improving the car’s noise, vibration and harshness (NVH) levels.
The standard dynamic chassis can be enhanced by the Performance Pack that improves driving dynamics with Öhlins dampers, Brembo brakes and unique 20-inch forged wheels.
Polestar is setting up strategic collaborations to give Polestar 2 owners easy and hassle-free access to the world’s largest public charging networks.
Polestar 2 is one of the first cars in the world to embed an infotainment system powered by Android. The Android backbone provides a digital environment for apps and vehicle functions to co-exist, and brings embedded Google services to a car for the first time – including the Google Assistant, Google Maps with support for electric vehicles and the Google Play Store5.
Phone-as-Key technology enables car sharing and a more integrated ownership experience, as well as Polestar’s connected services such as pick-up and delivery. It also allows Polestar 2 to sense the driver upon approach.
In common with all Polestar cars, Polestar 2 will only be available for ordering online. The guide purchase price for the launch version of Polestar 2 is 59,900 euros with subscription pricing to follow at a later date.
Production of Polestar 2 begins in early 2020 in China for global markets in both left- and right-hand drive.
Polestar 2 will make its first public appearance at the 2019 Geneva International Motor Show in March, and then embark on a global roadshow in Europe, North America and China throughout 2019. Polestar 2 will also be available in a network of soon-to-be-opened Polestar Spaces that will provide physical viewing and test drive opportunities.
Initial launch markets include China, the United States, Canada, Belgium, Germany, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden and the UK. Other markets are under consideration for future expansion.