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Polestar is the brand new electric brand of Volvo has put the wraps off its brand new two-speed electric motor ahead it’s Geneva debut.
The Polestar 2 is the first fully-electric car from the fledgling electric car startup Polestar. The 2 like the name suggests is the second vehicle of Geely’s Swedish brand following one performance car.
The brand new car, called the ‘first electric vehicle to be able to compete with Tesla Model 3’, is a five-door sedan which draws design inspiration from the higher-priced Polestar 1 and Volvo models such as the S90.
It is a fastback five-door all-electric car with room for four adults and impressive performance, which comes with a an incline of a sedan and a cross-over ride height and, most importantly it’s an electric car.
The Polestar 2 has a lot to offer, we’ll explore its performance, price, design and range in this review.
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Polestar introduces a brand new front-drive design for 2022, as well as reducing the price all over the entire board. The single-motor front-drive model has an estimated distance of 265 miles, by the EPA, and the dual-motor model comes with a range of 233- 249 miles.
The option to choose individual packages is also offered, along with the option to choose specific packages instead of getting them all together.
Polestar 2 is built on the same Compact Modular Architecture (CMA) as the Volvo XC40 crossover, albeit the motorized version is equipped with a 78.0-kWh lithium-ion battery beneath the floor.
The five-door fastback is powered by two electric motors. The motor’s juice is provided via a 78 kWh battery pack, which gives an estimated range of 500 km.
The battery pack of 27 modules is built into the floor, adds to the stiffness of the chassis, and improves the car’s noise, vibration, and harshness (NVH) level. Polestar states that road noise is decreased by 3.7 decibels compared to the traditional chassis.
The fact that two motors are powered implies that the 2 is an electric motor with an all-wheel drive with an output of 300kW (408bhp) and 666 Nm. The 0-100 kmph speed is scheduled to be ‘under five seconds.
Polestar 2 Interior
Despite sharing the same platform as the Volvo XC40 crossover, the Polestar 2 is still a distinctly different vehicle. The car rides high and has a chunky roof and LED running lights reminiscent of Thor’s hammer.
And while it may not have a start button, it isn’t a car to sit in for too long. It’s easy to forget that it is an electric car, and the interior is gorgeous.
The interior of the Polestar 2 is comfortable and surprisingly spacious, although it lacks storage spaces. While there are no door pockets or cupholders, the seat heaters do work well.
The interior of the Polestar 2 is pure Swedish chic. The dashboard, door panels, and center stack are all shaped and arranged to please the eye.
In addition, there are heated rear seats if you opt for the Plus package. While the cabin is fairly crowded at normal speeds, the Polestar 2 does ride firmly, even at higher speeds.
The vehicle’s increased firmness helps the car be more manoeuvrable in mid-corner and allows the driver to tap into the electric torque earlier.
As for the interior, the Polestar 2 is as futuristic as stylish. The car has a slick, modern design and is fully connected to the internet, and you can even use your smartphone to control its infotainment system.
The Polestar 2 is the first car to have Google Automotive Services built-in. It offers features like Google Maps and Google Music and can communicate with its driver through voice commands.
Infotainment technology of the Polestar 2 runs Android, which makes it among the first cars in production to utilize this technology. The infotainment system is set on an 11.0-inch freestanding portrait touchscreen and works like a smartphone.
You can save apps and contact lists and navigate using the large virtual buttons. The Polestar 2 also features Android Auto connectivity, which is ideal for those with smartphones or tablets.
The base model features an embossed textile upholstery, 3D diamond-patterned plastic trim, and heated front seats. Furthermore, the car is equipped with a 2-zone climate control system.
Polestar 2 Exterior
The car is adorned with a hexagonal grille as well as 21-inch wheels. Polestar 2 BTS Edition 270 features a slender bonnet and a hexagonal grille featuring the stacked squares and LED headlights that have T-shaped DRLs.
It comes as Thunder and Snow shade with a Black body stripe option. It’s surrounded by frameless mirrors, stylish door handles as well as 21-inch aluminum-cut diamond wheels. A modern LED light blade, as well as an antenna with shark fins, grace the rear.
Polestar 2 Price In India
In the United States, the price of Polestar 2 BST Edition 270 starts at $45,900 (around Rs. 36 lakh in India). Car deliveries are expected to start by the end of the year. From 270 vehicles, 47 units would be reserved for American customers.
Polestar 2 Price
|Dual Motor||38 lakhs ($49,900)|
|Single Motor||36 lakhs ($45,900)|