Polestar 2, the first fully-electric car from Volvo’s sub-brand will be launched in the United States in late 2020 priced from $59,900. The Polestar 2 will be made available in 10 global markets across Europe, China and North America.
Powered by a 78 kWh battery pack, the Polestar 2 offers a range of up to 470 km (WLTP) in a single charge. The car gets an all-wheel-drive layout and produces a maximum power of 408 hp and a peak torque of 660 Nm. The performance electric fastback can go from 0 to 100 km/h in less than 5 seconds. The Tesla Model 3 challenger is also the first car in the world to come equipped with an infotainment system powered by Android and features voice command through Google Assistant, Google Maps and Google Play Store.
Polestar recently revealed more details about the Performance Pack that will be available with the Polestar 2. Priced at 6,000 euros, the option will be available at launch and includes Öhlins DFV dampers, 20-inch forged alloy wheels four-piston, Brembo braking system, Swedish gold seatbelts and tyre valve caps.
Serial production of the Tesla Model 3 rival has already began and reservation holders will be given priority for deliveries. Polestar CEO Thomas Ingenlath has said that the company started the production of Polestar 2 under challenging circumstances of the coronavirus pandemic and the achievement is the result of huge efforts from the factory staff and the supply chain management team.
Like its parent brand Volvo, Polestar 2 will feature top-class safety standards and gets new Acoustic Vehicle Alert System (AVAS) technology, and will also be the first car in the group to be fitted with front-inner-side airbags. Apart from the safety features, Polestar 2 gets new generation Advanced Driver Assistance System (ADAS) technology along with Pilot Assist that provides acceleration, braking and steering assistance up to 130 km/h.