Polestar 2, is now in the EVs market of USA & UK—and the rumor mill suggests it’s even better than we thought. While that might be hard to believe given how good the original Polestar 2 was, read on to find out everything you need to know about the 2022 Polestar 2, including its new front-drive configuration and drastically lowered prices. We’ll also discuss some of the new individual options that will come with the new model!
2022 Polestar 2 Introduction:
The Polestar 2 offers an all-new front-drive configuration and drastically lowers the price of entry. No wonder it’s already a fan favorite! The new single-motor, front-drive model has an EPA-rated range of 270 miles, and dual motor version’s range rises from 233 to 249 miles. The starting price is $38,400 (USD). While you wait for 2022 and your chance to own a genuine, affordable EV with batteries you can use elsewhere in life (don’t ask how they pull that off), there are other things you need to know about your favorite electric vehicle brand from Volvo. Here’s our comprehensive review of all things Polestar!
Polestar 2 Range:
The new single-motor, front-drive model has an EPA-rated range of 270 miles, and the dual-motor model’s range rises from 233 to 249 miles. The 2 also offers new individual options — top speed and suspension tuning — that can be specified at time of purchase or at a later date. It is expected that those who will buy these differentiating features will be early adopters who are willing to pay more.
2022 Polestar Exterior Design:
The Polestar 2 ditches its predecessor’s BMW 3-Series sedan body style for an edgier two-door coupe shape with narrow A, B, and C pillars. The vehicle’s aesthetic echoes that of other contemporary Volvo products; its rear window, for example, has a similar shape to that of 2019 S60 sedan . Its wheels sit further from its fenders than on other recent Volvo models—although not as wide as those found on today’s XC90 crossover. The overall look is simple but attractive, reminiscent of entry-level luxury coupes such as Audi A5 and Mercedes CLA.
Interior Design Of 2022 Polestar:
Polestar wants you to forget everything you thought you knew about electric vehicles. The Swedish automaker, which is owned by Volvo, is introducing its first electric car on Wednesday—and it has some seriously bold ideas for how EVs should look and drive. When people think of electric cars, they’re often quick to imagine a two-seater that’s minimalistic and utilitarian (think: Tesla Model S). The Polestar 2 flips that script: It has two doors, four seats and six cameras instead of side mirrors. Designed like a sports car with an urban edge, it might be considered ostentatious if it didn’t promise a slew of new features that could revolutionize how EVs are used.
Polestar 2 Infotainment System:
The 2022 Polestar 2 comes standard with an 11.3-inch touchscreen display, as well as support for Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The screen also supports over-the-air updates that allow for new features, interfaces, and apps to be installed via Wi-Fi. An optional all-digital 10.1-inch HUD is available on models equipped with a sunroof and headliner fabric (not leather). In lieu of physical buttons on standard touchscreens, drivers can swipe through menus or use voice commands to call up functionality on all versions of 2022’s display system. A retractable AirTouch 3D mouse is stored in a slot behind both front seats; owners can pick it up when they need it, then stash it away when they don’t.
2022 Polestar 2 Battery Pack And Motor:
Like its predecessor, the Polestar 2 uses a Tesla-style lithium-ion battery pack, but it can now be configured in more varied ways. The entry-level S model comes with a single motor that’s good for 200 hp and 243 lb-ft of torque. The dual-motor D model gets 340 hp and 406 lb-ft from its motors—one at each axle—and increases range from 233 miles to 249 miles. All versions come with regenerative braking capability and four selectable driving modes: Standard, Eco, Comfort, and Performance. A glass roof is optional on all models; you’ll need to shell out an extra $2K for Premium or $3K for Ultra Trim in order to add it.
Pricing And Availability:
The Polestar 2 is available in spring of 2022. The entry-level model starts at $33,900 and includes front-wheel drive and an 86-mile range. The higher trim level starts at $40,300 for FWD and $43,800 for AWD (259 mile range). A cargo trailer will also be offered from Volvo to accommodate purchases of multiple vehicles. Deliveries are expected to begin in summer 2022, with production slated for 1 million units over a six year period. This is based on projected demand for electric vehicles globally. Customers can make appointments at Volvo dealerships around the world beginning early 2022 in order to get their name on a delivery list.