Polestar 2 range expanded with single-motor models

  • Now available with single- and dual-motor powertrains
  • Long- and standard-range battery packs now available
  • Three option packs available to make ordering simpler

The Polestar 2 range has been expanded to include lower-priced dual- and single-motor powertrains with long- and standard-range battery options, as well as three new option packs designed to make speccing simpler.

The current 408hp dual motor setup with 78kWh battery pack is joined by two front-wheel drive single motor variants – available with the same long-range battery and a 232hp motor, or a smaller, standard-range battery (64kWh) and a 225hp motor

Both single-motor models have a claimed 0-62mph time of 7.0 seconds, compared with the 4.5 seconds of the dual motor model. Claimed battery range for the standard model is 261-273 miles and 320-336 mile for the long-range version.

What equipment is available?

There are Plus and Pilot packs, which can now be specified when ordering any Polestar 2. The Plus Pack gets you a full-length panoramic glass roof, premium Harman Kardon audio system and fully-electric heated front seats with memory, heated rear seats, steering wheel and wiper blades, and a new interior heat pump.

The Pilot Pack focuses on safety, and you get uprated Pixel LED headlights, Driver Assistance with Adaptive Cruise Control and Pilot Assist, a 360-degree surround view camera, all-round parking sensors, and Blind Spot Information System (BLIS) with steering support, Cross Traffic Alert with brake support, and Rear Collision Warning.

The existing optional Performance Pack is available for the Long-range Dual-motor variant only.

Polestar 2 interior

How much is it and when's it on sale?

You can configure and order these new models now, with test drives and deliveries commencing in the autumn of 2021.

The expanded range now starts at £39,900, which means it doesn’t come under the £35,000 price break that would have seen it receive the £2,500 government Plug-in Car Grant. The long-range single motor comes in at £42,900, while the dual motor costs from £45,900.

What this means for you

If you're in the market for an electric family car that isn't a Tesla Model 3, your options have certainly expanded. The Polestar 2's former high entry price has been reduced to such a point that it's now available for not much more money than some of its more mainstream rivals, seriously expanding its appeal.

The other interesting facet of Polestar 2 ownership is that you'll be hard pushed to tell which model it is on the road, given that exterior and interior design is largely indistinguishable between variants.

It's not even as if the entry-level models are lacking in equipment – they all come with 19-inch wheels, LED headlights and frameless mirrors. Other standard features include high performance audio with eight speakers, front- and rear parking sensors and a rear-view camera.

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Polestar 2 (2021) driving, rear