Article By Richard Aucock

More affordable Polestar 2 variants confirmed

Polestar is launching more affordable versions of its 2 EV, with prices set to start from £39,900 to help the Telsa Model 3 rival gain momentum

The Polestar 2 is now more affordable thanks to the introduction of an additional battery option and availability of a single-motor powertrain alongside the existing dual-motor setup.

A total of three different powertrains are now available. The entry-level setup pairs the 64kWh standard range battery with a single 224hp motor. This version has a range of up to 273 miles. It costs £39,900.

The long range single motor boosts the battery to 78kWh; it produces slightly more power, 231hp, and has a range of up to 335 miles.

This version is the longest-range Polestar 2 on sale, and costs £42,900.

The range-topper is a long range dual motor version, producing a total of 408hp and offering a range of up to 298 miles. It costs £45,900.

“2021 is the year in which Polestar 2 will really gain momentum,” said Polestar CEO Thomas Ingenlath.

“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.”

Mr Ingenlath promised the brand has “avoided 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.”

All Polestar 2 feature 19-inch alloy wheels, LED lights front and rear, plus the firm’s “signature” frameless mirrors. There’s also premium audio, all-round parking sensors and a rear-view camera.

Newly introduced for 2021 is a standard vegan textile seat upholstery, available in two colours, which is matched to a new type of 3D-etched trim panels.

The expanded Polestar 2 range is open for ordering now.

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