The Polestar 2 model range is expanding to three variants. The all-electric performance fastback is now available in entry-level single motor configuration with a starting price around 40,000 euros – making it accessible to a wider audience.
All version of the Polestar 2 have 19-inch wheels, signature LED light designs front and rear, and Polestar’s signature frameless mirrors, making them equally appealing and enjoyable.
A second vegan-friendly upholstery option, like the WeaveTech vegan upholstery launched in 2020, has been made available, and standard equipment includes an eight-speaker sound system, front and rear parking sensors and a reversing camera.
Connectivity and digital integration also continue as Polestar 2 hallmarks. The famed Android Automotive OS-powered infotainment system with its 11-inch centre display and 12.3-inch driver display is featured as standard on all models. Integrated into the new Polestar app with other vehicle functionality controls is the new Polestar Digital Key, which is also included as standard, as is Over-the-Air updatability which allows Polestar to release software updates to owners remotely on a regular basis. The new Polestar app and Polestar Digital Key begin rolling out to all Polestar 2 owners OTA from May 2021.
Polestar 2 was awarded a 5-star Euro NCAP safety rating in March 2021, thanks to innovative structural safety developments, eight airbags, and safety assistance features which include vehicle, pedestrian, cyclist and road edge detection support.
“2021 is the year in which Polestar 2 will really gain momentum,” comments Thomas Ingenlath, Polestar CEO. “We launched with a strong offer which has set a great tone for the car. Now, we expand the offering with additional versions – each maintaining its unique design, premium quality and fun driving experience.”
Thomas Ingenlath continues: “What we have successfully managed with the new versions is to avoid stripping the lower-priced models of their character and premium feeling. Even the most affordable Polestar 2, with no optional equipment, has great visual consistency and high level of standard equipment.”
Three powertrains are now available. The existing 300 kW (408 hp) dual motor setup with a large 78 kWh battery pack, is joined by two front-mounted single motor variants – available either with the same long-range battery and a 170 kW motor, or a smaller, standard-range battery (64 kWh) and a 165 kW motor.
|Variant||Battery cap.||Output||Preliminary consumption (WLTP)||Preliminary range (WLTP)|
|Long range Dual motor||78 kWh||300 kW (408 hp)|
|19.5-20.3 kWh/100 km||450-480 km|
|Long range Single motor||78 kWh||170 kW (231 hp)|
|17.1-18.3 kWh/100 km||515-540 km|
|Standard range Single motor||64 kWh||165 kW (224 hp)|
|17.1-18.0 kWh/100 km||420-440 km|
To further improve accessibility, optional equipment packs have been designed to add value without plaguing the ordering process with too many single options. 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 like the full-length panoramic glass roof, premium Harman Kardon audio system with 13 speakers, WeaveTech upholstery, Black Ash deco panels, fully-electric heated front seats with memory, heated rear seats, steering wheel and wiper blades, 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 climatization 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 OTA 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.
The Polestar 2 variants will realise Polestar’s original pricing range between around 40,000 and 60,000 euros.
|Variants and packs||Reference pricing based on German market (excluding incentive and handover)|
|Long range Dual motor||EUR 51,500|
|Long range Single motor||EUR 48,500|
|Standard range Single motor||EUR 45,500|
|Performance Pack||EUR 6,000|
|Plus Pack||EUR 4,500|
|Pilot Pack||EUR 3,500|
Order books for the new variants are open in Polestar’s launch markets. These markets include China, Sweden, Norway, the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, the UK and Switzerland. Order books in the USA and Canada will open at a later date.
Customers order exclusively online at Polestar.com – 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.