The all-electric Polestar 2 will receive cosmetic tweaks and could get more power as standard
Polestar recently gave the Polestar 2 model a software update that included a host of upgrades including a range boost and quicker charging speeds. Now it appears the Swedish electric car brand is planning on tweaking the exterior design of its liftback model.
It looks like Polestar will play it safe with the design changes. The front grille could be the biggest difference, with what looks like some new vertical strakes appearing behind some camouflage on this test car. The grille, of course, will be blanked over in the name of aerodynamic efficiency.
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Furthering range on the updated Polestar 2 could be a set of brand new alloy wheels, but elsewhere it’s the same blocky style we’ve become accustomed to on Polestar’s entry-level model. As it’s positioned as a liftback (a raised-up saloon with a hatchback boot), the Polestar 2 is pitched as a rival to the likes of the Tesla Model 3, BMW i4 in the saloon market as well as the Kia EV6, Ford Mustang and Volkswagen ID.4 in the family SUV sector.
An update earlier this year saw the Polestar 2 receive new colours, wheel designs and the availability of leather upholstery across the lineup. The battery capacity was increased to 69kWh, allowing for a 287-mile range in the single-motor Standard Range variant. Charging speeds up of to 130kW now means the Polestar 2’s battery can go from 10-80 per cent in around half an hour.
The Long Range Polestar 2 can achieve a maximum range of 331 miles with the larger 78kWh battery, whereas the the Long Range dual motor version loses some range (292 miles) but has the fastest 0-62mph time at 4.5 seconds.
The Polestar 2 currently costs from £43,150 and with the potential for more equipment as standard and a higher range, we expect a rise in the EV’s starting price tag.
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