A second, even more affordable version of the second Polestar model has arrived. The second Polestar model is—the Polestar 2, natch. It was introduced in preliminary form in 2019, following the Polestar 1, a luxury sedan, and began the process of filling out the lineup with its role as the affordable crossover: $63K base, far beneath the $156K base of the slick Polestar 1.
Volvo purchased Polestar Performance in 2015, and wasted little time in spinning off the brand into its own company.
This version of the Polestar 2 comes with a single-motor powertrain with a 78 kWh battery, and boasts 231 horsepower. It can travel 260 miles before needing a charge. A battery upgrade option improves the rating, but the standard battery should do the trick for most buyers needing a daily driver.
The Polestar 2’s interior is dressed in vegan upholstery. An 8-speaker sound system, 11-inch touchscreen-controlled infotainment, and digital instruments are also featured.
Pricing has not yet been revealed, but the single-motor Polestar 2 comes in with a base sticker of €40K in Europe; at current exchange rates, that’s a little less than $48K.