You can now buy a Polestar 2 for under £40,000
The three new additions to the Polestar 2 range now means that you can purchase a Polestar 2 for as little as £39,900.
Written by: Rahil Hashmi
Today, Polestar announced their new lineup for the Polestar 2 which now consists of three variants; the cheapest of which starts from just £39,900.
Standard range Single motor
This variant is probably the most important one from the Polestar 2 lineup seen as it makes the transition to electric accessible to more and more people.
Powered by a 64 kWh battery pack, the Standard range model boasts a generous 224 horsepower. The range isn’t too bad either as the Polestar 2 Standard range can travel 260-273 miles.
Starting from £39,900, this variant of the Polestar 2 will most likely prove to be the most popular.
Long range Single motor
For an extra £3,000, you can upgrade to the Long range Single motor variant.
At 78 kWh, it’s battery pack is even larger. Power wise, there isn’t too much of a difference as the larger battery pack only gets you an extra 7 horsepower.
It’s safe to say that range is where the Long range Single motor has the cheaper variant beat. While the Standard range Single motor can travel 260-273 miles, Polestar claims that this variant can travel anywhere from 320-335 miles.
Long range Dual motor
And finally, there’s the most expensive variant: the Long range Dual motor.
With This variant produces almost double the power of the standard car.
With regards to range, it sits in between the Long range Single motor and Standard range Single motor as it can travel 279-298 miles.
For some reason, Polestar also saw it fit to announce their three packs... despite the fact that all three were already available and two of them were previously standard.
For £3,000, you can get yourself the Pilot Pack which includes “enhanced safety and driver assistance features”. This includes the Pixel LED headlights with LED front fog lights, a 360-degree camera, Pilot Assist, parking sensors and Driver Assistance with Adaptive Cruise Control.
Although some of these features, one could argue that useful pieces of tech - such as the 360-degree camera - justify the Pilot Pack’s £3,000 pricetag.
Another pack which can be specced with the Polestar 2 is the Plus Pack.
This package mainly focuses on the interior of the vehicle. With it, you get a Harmon Kardon audio speaker-system, heated steering wheel, heated rear seats and more.
This pack really does up the driving experience of the car and makes the Polestar 2 feel more like a luxury vehicle and less like a normal car.
At £5,000, the Performance Pack is the most expensive package offered with the Polestar 2.
This package has always been available however it can only be purchased with the Long range Dual motor variant.
If you care so much about performance to the point whereby you find yourself going for the 408 horsepower version of the Polestar 2, you may want to consider going for the Performance Pack. It comes with a range of special parts to increase driving pleasure such as adjustable Öhlins dampers and Brembo brakes. You also get a nice set of forged 20-inch alloy wheels.
It will certainly be interesting to see how the addition of these three new variants affects the popularity of the Polestar 2.