Published on February 28th, 2019 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez0
Polestar 2 From Volvo Looks Like A Winner
Created to offer family cars and sports cars, this new brand intends to market only green vehicle, namely, hybrid or fully electric.
Polestar, belonging to Volvo (with Geely as the owner), took the next step in developing it as a brand of electric performance by introducing the new Polestar 2. This vehicle is called as an all-electric fastback that brings an electric car performance to a wider audience.
The soon to be announced Polestar 2 is no mystery about its ambitions: it intends to compete directly with the Tesla Model 3, which means that it will also be fully electric. This Polestar there will be a little more compact. Its indicative price is 39,900 euros which seems to make it very competitive. This price is for Europe only and local taxes are not included.
The Polestar 2 is equipped with two electric motors and a battery pack with a capacity of 78 kWh, which should be enough to provide a range of about 500 km. The car is built on the CMA platform and it boasts a high power of 408hp for a torque of 660Nm. It will be able to accelerate from 0-100 km/h in less than 5 seconds. A performance package will also be available as an option with Öhlins shock absorbers, Brembo brakes and 20-inch wheels (just like with the all new Volvo S60 T8.
The Polestar 2 will also be the first car in the world to use Google’s Android platform as the basis for its information system. Users will be able to rely on Google Maps, Google Assistant and Google Play Store services. The 11-inch screen will of course be operable via voice command as well as via your smartphone.
The dashboard is just as digital; the steering wheel is similar to the one found in all new Volvo cars. There is an optional sound system from Harman Kardon. The cabin comes with an option where instead of leather upholstery, some textiles will be used, and the company affirms its protection from animals.
Interestingly, the owner’s mobile phone will be used as the key, and the power of the electric car starts once a person sits behind the steering wheel. The starter is somewhat integrated into the driver’s seat.
Other features include Pixel LED sophisticated headlights with 18 small LEDs each, proximity lighting that allows a unique welcome light sequence, frameless side mirrors and a unique Polestar lighted logo that is reflected on the panoramic glass roof.
Note that the car can only be ordered via the internet and all reservations can be made right now as the production will start in China in early 2020.