Let’s start from afar: the company Polestar once left the “house” of Volvo – it can be seen in the general design, right? At the same time, it is focused on the production of electric cars, and at a fairly high level: powerful and expensive, with large batteries and a reserve of power. This story started only a few years ago, in fact we are now seeing the first Polestar models. However, the turn for updates and changes has already come. For example, for the Polestar 2 electric car.
The most important external change of the Polestar 2 model is a new “face” that is formed by a smooth insert between the headlights. Previously, there was an imitation of a radiator grille, and now there is a panel that the developers themselves called SmartZone because this panel houses a front view camera and a distance control radar. Also, the electric car received new 20-inch wheels, and all changes in the interior are generally related to the expansion of the standard equipment.
However, technical changes are much more important. Yes, the mono-wheel drive version of the Polestar 2 now gets rear-wheel drive instead of front-wheel drive. Moreover, with the change in the location of the electric motor, its power also increased – from now on, the minimum for the Standard Range Single Motor version is 220 kW or 299 “horses” (previously it was 170 kW). This version has a battery with a capacity of 69 kWh.
The Long Range Single Motor version will offer more. Thanks to the battery, increased to 82 kWh, we also have an increased mileage – up to 635 km according to the WLTP cycle: this is the most long-range version in the Polestar 2 model line.
Finally, if maximum power and dynamics are required, buyers can choose the Dual Motor (421 hp) or even the Performance (476 hp) versions – both offer four-wheel drive and 0-100 km/h acceleration in 4.5 or even 4.2 seconds respectively. However, they lose in terms of mileage – we have 592 km even with a large battery.
And which version of Polestar 2 would you choose for yourself? You’ve got to take into account the fact that the price even for the basic version only starts at 50 thousand euros…