Parkers overall rating: 4.1 out of 5 4.1

Grey 2020 Polestar 2 rear three-quarter

Should you buy a Polestar 2?

The Polestar 2 is an impressive electric car and adds welcome to the premium electric saloon segment. Its only real direct rival today is the Tesla Model 3, but the competition will swell in the coming years as German premium brands release new EVs of a similar type. Its new Android infotainment system is delightfully simple to use and the design outside and in is fresh and appealing.

We’d certainly recommend taking a look at the 2 if you fancy something a bit different to the Tesla Model 3, especially if you value interior quality. We’d avoid the standard range as it can’t travel particularly far on a charge in the real world, but the long range is a better bet. The dual motor Performance Pack is both rapid and capable, but its rather expensive.

Because Polestar doesn’t believe in a dealership model, and so doesn’t have any traditional showrooms, you'll need to buy your 2 online using an app, which is also used to arrange servicing and aftercare. There are two retail spaces planned in Manchester and London, where you can pore over materials and trims, to get a good idea of how your chosen configuration will look. More so-called Polestar Spaces will follow at high-street locations in big conurbations across the UK.

It might lack the look-at-me gimmicks that other electric cars boast while the interior space isn’t amazing, but we’d certainly recommend sampling one if you’re after an electric executive car.

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