Polestar pumps up the 2

Riley Riley

Polestar has pumped up and is talking up its new-look Polestar 2 due here in the second half of the year.

Single-motor versions are now rear-drive, powered by a newly developed permanent magnet motor and silicon carbide inverter.

Power is up from 170 to 220kW, with maximum torque rising from 330 to 490Nm.

That’s brought down the dash from 0-100 km/h to as little as 6.2 seconds — 1.2 seconds less.

Dual-motor versions now have a rear-drive bias to give the car a sportier feel.

A new rear motor becomes the primary drive source, supported by a new asynchronous motor on the front axle.

Total power output rises from 300 to 310kW and torque from 660 to 740Nm, with 0-100 km/h taking 4.5 seconds.

The front motor can now be disengaged completely when not needed, boosting efficiency.

When the driver wants more power, it re-engages instantly and seamlessly.

But wait there’s more. With the optional Performance Pack, up to 350kW of power is available, with 0-100km/h taking just 4.2 seconds.

The increase in power, performance and driving enjoyment is also available to purchase as a download for any eligible Long range Dual motor cars.

The old and the new . . . We think they’re talking about the grille, or lack of it?


All Polestar 2 versions feature upgraded lithium-ion batteries, with a positive impact on efficiency and capacity and charging times.

Long-range versions now feature 82 kWh batteries, standard-range versions retain a capacity of 69 kWh.

The front motor disconnect function on the Long range Dual motor version is particularly effective at maximising range, which is now up to 592kma significant increase of 105km.

Standard range Single motor versions are now capable of up to 518km, an increase of 40km, and the Long range Single motor version can now achieve up to 635km WLTP — an increase of 84 km.

SmartZone makes its debut on Polestar 2 and hosts some of the vehicle’s most important active safety features, including the front facing camera and mid-range radar.

The 20-inch forged alloy wheels in the Performance Pack have been updated to align with Polestar 3.

Australian customers will be able to order the 2024 model year Polestar 2 in the second quarter of 2023, with first deliveries expected in the third quarter of 2023.


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