The forthcoming 2022 Polestar 2 is a versatile model that comes in different body styles. That includes a four-door hatchback with sedan proportions and a crossover ride height, but above all, it’s an electric car. Fans of Volvo’s performance division will recognize the Polestar model, which now denotes pure-electric and plug-in-hybrid cars, with the Polestar 1 coupe falling under the latter. The weird look of the 2 isn’t very appealing, but its hatchback form and reduced price make it more practical and affordable.
Of course, its interior is luxuriously decorated and equipped with an easy-to-use multimedia system. The Polestar 2 is available with one or two electric motors. The model with a single motor has front-wheel drive and has a driving range of around 260 miles. The dual-motor 2 has a shorter range, but it compensates with all-wheel drive and much greater power for faster acceleration. Here’s everything you need to know about the 2022MY and its refreshments.
Polestar 2 Design, Dimensions
New 2022 Polestar 2 is not the best-looking car in the segment. However, it still offers a very distinctive design. The LED headlights are looking very modern,and we like the rear section breaking lights that span the whole width of the vehicle. It’s one of those models that will undoubtedly attract attention, perhaps even more than the considerably more recognizable Tesla on the road.
Polestar 2 is 3.5 inches shorter and 1.5 inches higher than the Tesla Model 3. It sits on a familiar Volvo’s Compact Modular Architecture. The upcoming model flawlessly combines many design elements. Some pieces, for example, are comparable to the XC40 crossover. Other design features are borrowed from the S60 sedan. The result is a nice-looking eletric hatch with an athletic stance.
The cabin of the 2022 Polestar 2 nicely combines different materials. It has sleek lines, a beautiful colorschemes, and smaller switchgear. The Polestar 2 is using a few elements from its Volvo siblings, such as the steering-wheel buttons and physical controls. Still, the layout is simple and modern. Polestar wraps the inside in eco-friendly vegan cloth to match the electrical drivetrain. However, you can still buy a optional leather upholstery.
The power-operated liftgate opens to reveal a cargo compartment with 14 cubic feet of room. The frunk has an additional cubic foot of storage. Drivers are greeted by a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster as well as a prominent portrait-oriented touchscreen similar to an iPad. Lastly, Polestar is using Google’s Android OS infotainment system.
Driving Range, Charging
The 2022 Polestar 2 comes with a dual-motor, all-wheel-drive version as an option. However, the single motor variant with 231 horsepower is sitting on the front axle. If you want more power, there is a more potent Launch Edition. This variant has an electric motor on both axles and produces 402 horsepower and 487 lb-ft of torque.
The Polestar 2 shares the CMA architecture with the Volvo XC40 crossover, while the electrified version of the platform houses a 78.0-kWh lithium-ion battery pack beneath the floor. Fast charging up to 150 kilowatts is supported by the electrical infrastructure. Thanks to that, you can charge your model to 80 percent in 40 minutes. Lastly, Polestar 2 delivers 260 miles of driving range with the single-motor configuration.
2022 Polestar 2 Release Date, Price
The base 2022 Polestar 2 will cost $54,000. On the other hand, Launch Edition will be available for around $62,000. This luxury all-electric hatchback will hit the dealerships in the second half of 2021.