Polestar has announced big changes for the 2024 Polestar 2, with improved range, efficiency and performance. At the same time, the car maker is lowering the carbon footprint of its vehicle manufacturing process.
Thanks to new motors and larger batteries, the Polestar 2 Long Range Single Motor can travel 654km, with a new 82kWh battery on board. Importantly, the single motor variants are now also rear-wheel drive instead of front-wheel drive.
This key change ensures an increase in efficiency, but also improves the overall driving experience. With it comes 220kW of power and 490Nm of torque (up from 170kW and 330Nm), and a new 100km/h sprint time of 6.2 seconds.
The dual-motor version now has a rear-drive bias, with a new asynchronous motor. The combination delivers 310kW and 740Nm (up from 300kW and 660Nm), vastly improved traction, greater overall efficiency and higher performance.
Up to 350kW is available with the optional Performance Pack (for Long Range Dual Motor vehicles only), delivering a 0-100km/h sprint time as low as just 4.2 seconds. A number of safety and technology improvements have also been made.
These include the addition of blind spot monitoring with steering wheel support, cross traffic alerts with brake support, and 360-degree surround view cameras. Wireless phone charging is now standard on all versions.
The updated Polestar 2 range is available now, with prices starting from $67,400 plus on-roads. To find out more, check out the Polestar website. If you’re keen on one and need finance, talk to CreditOne.