Polestar has taken the next step in its development as the electric performance brand with the reveal of the new Polestar 2. The all-electric fastback brings electric performance cars to a broader and increasingly progressive audience.

Only online orders accepted
In common with all Polestar cars, the Polestar 2 will only be available for ordering online. The expected purchase price for the launch version is 59,900 euros (equivalent to about RM278,000) with subscription pricing to follow at a later date. Production begins in early 2020 in China for global markets in both left and right-hand drive versions.

Initial launch markets include China, North America, Canada, Belgium, Germany, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden and the UK. Other markets are under consideration for future sales.

0 – 100 km/h in less than 5 seconds
The Polestar 2 is powered by 2 electric motors which send a total of 300 kW (408 ps) and 660 Nm to all four wheels. This can give the car a 0 – 100 km/h acceleration time of less than 5 seconds, it is claimed.

A 78-kWh battery capacity enables a targeted range of 500 kms. The 27-module battery pack is integrated into the floor and contributes to the rigidity of the chassis as well as improves the car’s NVH (noise, vibration and harshness) levels.

The standard dynamic chassis can be enhanced by the Performance Pack that improves driving dynamics with Ohlins dampers, Brembo brakes and unique 20-inch forged wheels. Polestar’s signature gold seatbelts, brake calipers and valve caps complete the performance visuals.

Being an electric car, there is always the question of recharging and Polestar answers this important question with a smart, convenient and extensive approach. With a connected digital solution available both in-car and on mobile devices, Polestar is setting up strategic collaborations to give owners easy and hassle-free access to the world’s largest public charging networks.

Powered by Android
The Polestar 2 will be one of the first cars in the world to embed an infotainment system powered by Android. The Android backbone provides a solid and adaptable digital environment for apps and vehicle functions to coexist, and brings embedded Google services to a car for the first time.

Only 500 units of the Polestar 1 will be built, each to cost around US$155,000 (about RM651,000).

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