Car manufacturer Polestar from Sweden has unveiled a new edition of its Polestar 2 e-car. The new Polestar 2 (2024) comes in a fresh design as a high-performance hatchback sedan and relies on rear-wheel drive.
Polestar 2 (2024) unveiled: All info and details
After the bullish Polestar 3 e-SUV, the manufacturer is first focusing on a redesign and is relaunching its sleek sedan as the Polestar 2 (2024). A whole lot changes in the new-generation model, most notably the design.
The new hatchback sedan gets a new grille based on that of the 3. However, the now closed front section is to house the SmartZone, which houses cameras and sensors.
The rear and sides are also restructured, while the manufacturer has given the sedan new alloy wheels in a fresh design. On request and for an additional charge, they are also available as black, forged and polished 20-inch alloy wheels.
The Polestar 2’s LED headlights combine energy-efficient technology with a sophisticated design inspired by original art. They automatically adjust their luminosity according to ambient brightness. A new adaptive taillight bar is emblazoned at the rear:
Combining a futuristic shape with forward-looking technology, the 288 LEDs in the taillight brace can be switched on and off individually to regulate luminosity. “On sunny days, the LEDs shine brighter to improve visibility, and in the dark they reduce their luminosity slightly to save power,” the manufacturer says.
In addition, the brace is said to play a special welcome and goodbye sequence when you touch the door handle on the outside.
Under the hood of the Polestar 2 (2024)
There’s also a lot going on under the hood of the Polestar 2 (2024). Here, the electric motor of the base variant moves from the front to the rear, which should make a noticeable difference, especially in combination with the permanent magnet motor and a silicon carbide inverter.
The new electric motor produces 220 kW (compared with 170 kW, as before). Maximum torque also rises to 490 Newton meters, reducing acceleration from a standstill to 100 km/h to 6.2 seconds.
In the all-wheel drive version, a new asynchronous motor is added to the rear-wheel drive on the front axle. Here, output then rises to 310 kW with 740 Nm of torque, compared with 300 kW and 660 Nm as before. From standstill, the Polestar 2 (2024) then accelerates to 100 km/h in just 4.5 seconds.
At the same time, the manufacturer was able to reduce consumption and increase the range. The sedan is expected to consume 15 kWh/100 km and to have a range of up to 635 kilometers according to the WLTP standard. That would be 84 km more than its predecessor.
The 2 will also be offered as a long range version with an 82 kWh battery – the normal battery is still 69 kWh. At the same time, a new design has increased the charging speed of the Long Range battery. Up to 205 kW are now possible, with the standard variant still 135 kW at the peak.
Prices and availability
With all the improvements to the Polestar 2 (2024), it’s little surprise that they’re also tightening the price screw a bit. At least 50,190 euros will be due for the electric sedan, with the Long Range variant it is at least 53,890 euros with single engine. Deliveries are expected to start in September 2023, assuming pre-orders are already possible.