Polestar kicks off 2023 by announcing a major update to the only model available so far. Yes, that fastback that boasts of being the first car on the market to use a multimedia system powered by Google and of which more than 100,000 units have been sold since its launch in 2019. Its competition is fierce, with Tesla Model 3 of We should try to take the prominence of a part of D that it knows amazingly, without forgetting the BMW i4 or the recently arrived Hyundai Ioniq 6, etc. To achieve this, the Swedish model relies a series of changes that affect not only its aesthetics, but also its performance, equipment and autonomy.
General characteristics of the Polestar 2 2024
Aesthetically, it must be recognized that the changes introduced are subtle, to the point that if you look at this car from the rear you will not recognize if it is a MY2024 or an earlier one and that is because the major image change is in front. . That is what is called The SmartZone, a nearly closed grill that leaves only a small opening at the bottom for air flow, adopting a design similar to the Polestar 3. This element is responsible for supporting some of the most important active safety features of the vehicle, such as the front camera and the mid-range radar. Along with the grille change, the Polestar 2 receives new 20-inch forged wheels, although only for the version with the Performance Pack.
There is no change inside, so it continues to offer a minimalist design where the main protagonist is Android Automotive operating system, which can be enjoyed through the 11-inch central touch screen. Below it there is a space for wireless charging of mobile devices (now included as standard), as well as a unique gear selector that is part of the car’s generous center console. The instrument panel, as it could not be otherwise, is digital and offers two different display modes.
Polestar 2 2024 technical sheet
- Height: 4.60 meters
- Width: 1.86 meters
- Height: 1.47 meters
- War: 2.73 meters
- Trunk: 405 – 1,095 liters + 41 l in the front trunk
- Engine: electric with 272, 299, 421 or 476 HP
- Transmission: automatic single ratio
- Acceleration (0-100 km/h): 4.2 – 6.4 seconds
- Top speed: 205 km/h
- Autonomy: up to 655 kilometers
- Energy consumption: 14.8 – 17.2 kWh/100 km
- Battery capacity: 69 or 82 kWh
- Maximum charging power: 205 kW DC (135 kW Standard Range); 11 kW AC
Polestar 2 2024 Details
The big change for the Swedish fastback comes on the technical side, with new internally developed engines as the main protagonists. This not only causes efficiency and performance to improve, but also means a significant change since Single-engine variants became rear-wheel drive. This permanent magnet synchronous propeller is responsible for increasing the power from 224 to 272 HP, with a maximum torque of 490 Nm (previously 330 Nm), or even more. reaches 299 HP in Long Range versions. Thanks to this, an increase in acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h is achieved in 1.2 seconds, offering a limited top speed in all variants of 205 km/h.
Polestar says that the dual-motor versions now give greater prominence to a rear axle located in the aforementioned motor described in the previous paragraph, while the front axle receives a new asynchronous propeller that can be disconnect to improve efficiency. In total, the system offers 421 or 476 HP, depending on whether the Performance Pack is selected or not, with high torque ranging from 660 to 740 Nm. With this, the performance once again improved because the car was able to reach 100 km/h from a standstill in 4.2 seconds (two tenths less than before). The Swedish company says that the 476 hp is also available as a downloadable wireless software update for the dual-motor versions.
“Switching from front-wheel drive to rear-wheel drive in the single-motor variants and recalibrating the torque ratio in the dual-motor variant for a greater rear-drive feel required the Polestar 2 driving experience to a new level. The updated Polestar 2 is a more fun and agile car, which retains its complexity and perfect sense of control, while becoming more mature and offering more comfort.” said Joakim Rydholm, head of chassis development at Polestar.
Another important innovation is that all Long Range versions are associated with a new lithium-ion battery produced by CATL, with a capacity of 82 kWh, thanks to which the Swedish model can go up to 22% more and charge 34%. % faster. With its presence, the user can benefit from reaches 655 kilometers, which represents an increase of 104 kilometers. The entry variant of the Polestar 2 range, for its part, uses a 69 kWh battery supplied by LG Chem.
Polestar 2024 range, price and launch
Available in 27 markets worldwide, the updated Polestar 2 includes expanded safety equipment as standard, including blind spot detection and cross-traffic alert with brake assist, plus auto-dimming rearview mirrors and a 360-degree surround-view camera. The first units are starting to arrive, although those with an engine won’t be available until December. The prices are as follows:
- Polestar 2 Standard Range Single Motor – 51.690 euros
- Polestar 2 Long Range Single Motor – 54.390 euros
- Polestar 2 Long Range Dual Motor – 59.400 euros
- Polestar 2 Long Range Dual Motor Performance Pack – 65,400 euros
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