Polestar cars has announced two additional versions of the Polestar 2 Electric Fastback. Now available with two powertrains and curated equipment packs, the electric performance fastback can be flexibly configured to suit a customer’s needs.
The design across the Polestar 2 Fastback variants remains the same. Exterior and interior design is largely indistinguishable between the three models. The minimum specs include 19-inch wheels, signature LED light designs front and rear, and drag-reducing frameless mirrors. Much like the WeaveTech vegan upholstery introduced in 2020, the new embossed textile upholstery is a vegan material and is available in two color executions, both matched to 3D-etched décor panels. Other notable standard features include an 8-speaker high performance stereo, front- and rear parking sensors, and a rear backup camera.
Connectivity and digital integration also continue as premium conveniences of the Polestar 2. Google’s new Android Automotive OS powers the infotainment system via an 11-inch center display and 12.3-inch dashboard display, featured as standard on all variants. Integrated as standard into the new Polestar app is the Polestar Digital Key, which complements other vehicle controls at the touch of the driver’s smartphone. Over-the-Air updatability allows Polestar to release free software upgrades 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, nine airbags, and safety assistance features which include vehicle, pedestrian, cyclist and lanekeeping support. This safety accolade was recently joined by one for good looks- receiving a design award from Red Dot, where Polestar 2 has been named “Best of the Best” in the product category for 2021
The new single motor Polestar 2is a formidable entrant to the premium EV segment. The single motor Polestar 2 retains the 78 kWh battery of the dual motor variants, enabling the vehicle to deliver an EPA range of approximately 418 km. The car will go even further on a charge when fitted with the new Plus Pack, thanks to the addition of a heat pump. The single motor Polestar 2 also features 231 HP, up from the 204 HP on each axle of the dual motor variant.
The dual motor Polestar 2 is now available in a simplified configuration, offering more flexibility to create a bespoke vehicle that suits the customer’s needs. The dual motor Polestar 2 features an estimated EPA range of 386 km, and can go even further on a charge when fitted with the new Plus Pack, thanks to the addition of the aforementioned heat pump.
Remaining in the lineup is the Polestar 2 Launch Edition. Available now for immediate delivery across in North America, the Launch Edition offers a fully-loaded vehicle at a slight price advantage vs. adding individual packages to a dual-motor Polestar 2. Still waiting on news for the Middle East.