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Polestar 2 model range expands to three variants

The Polestar 2 model range is expanding to three variants, including the existing all-wheel drive model and two front-wheel drive versions with standard range and long range.

Three powertrains are now available. The existing 300 kW (408 hp) dual motor set-up (which gives all-wheel drive) with a 78 kWh battery pack is joined by two front-mounted single motor variants (meaning front-wheel drive) – available either with the same long-range 78 kWh battery and a 170 kW motor, or a smaller, standard-range battery (64 kWh) and a 165 kW motor.

The existing long range, dual motor model with a 78 kWh battery pack delivers 300 kW (408 hp) and 660 Nm of torque, offering a range of 279-298 miles and costing £45,900.

A new long range, single motor model with a 78 kWh battery pack delivers 170 kW (231 hp) and 330 Nm of torque, offering an improved range of 320-335 miles and costing £42,900.

A new standard range, single motor model with a 64 kWh battery pack delivers 165 kW (224 hp) and 330 Nm of torque, offering a range of 260-273 miles and costing £39,900.

There are also three optional equipment packs: Performance Pack (£5,000), Plus Pack (£4,000), and Pilot Pack (£3,000).

The existing optional Performance Pack remains available for the long range dual motor variant only, and includes adjustable Öhlins dampers, Brembo brakes, forged 20-inch alloy wheels and signature ‘Swedish gold’ details inside and out.

The Plus and Pilot packs, which have previously been standard on the launch version, are now optional.

The Plus Pack includes high-level premium equipment including the full-length panoramic glass roof, premium Harman Kardon audio system with 13 speakers, heated steering wheel, heated rear seats and wipers, WeaveTech upholstery, Black Ash deco panels, fully-electric heated front seats with memory, and a new heat pump.

The heat pump reduces the need to use valuable battery capacity to prepare and sustain the cabin climate. It capitalises ambient heat, as well as residual thermal energy from the drivetrain, to reduce climatisation load by as much as 50%. In colder climates and most effectively between 5-15 degrees Celsius, as much as 10% can be gained in range. Constant development also means that future improvements and more significant gains can be deployed via over the air updates.

The Pilot Pack includes enhanced safety and driver assistance features, such as the Pixel LED headlights with LED front fog lights, Driver Assistance with Adaptive Cruise Control and Pilot Assist, a 360-degree surround view camera, all-round parking sensors, and Driver Awareness including Blind Spot Information System (BLIS) with steering support, Cross Traffic Alert with brake support, and Rear Collision Warning.

A handful of specific single options remain available, including ventilated Nappa leather upholstery (requires Plus Pack), metallic paint, 20-inch alloy wheels and a semi-electric folding tow bar.

Order books for the new variants are open in all original launch markets. These markets include China, Sweden, Norway, the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, the UK, Switzerland, the USA and Canada.

Customers order exclusively online at – and will be able to see and test drive the new versions of Polestar 2 in person from September 2021, where safe and permitted, at one of the over 40 Polestar Space retail environments across all ten markets.

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