Polestar 2: Pricing confirmed for 408hp all-electric fastback

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Author: | Updated: 03 Oct 2019 13:08

Polestar have revealed their first all-electric fastback will cost £49,900 OTR in the UK (£46,400 with the plug-in grant), with initial deliveries beginning from June 2020.

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With a digital retail model, all Polestar cars will be purchased online and directly from Polestar.

“We have seen very keen interest in Polestar 2 since revealing it earlier this year. By confirming European pricing, we show the outstanding value this high specification vehicle represents,” comments Thomas Ingenlath, Chief Executive Officer of Polestar.

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A premium fastback, Polestar 2 debuted at the Geneva Motor Show earlier this year and aims to bring electric performance cars to a broader and increasingly progressive audience.

The 300 kW all-wheel drive powertrain has a large 78 kWh battery pack which offers range flexibility and a dynamic drive as well as a claimed range of 310 miles.

Add to that an emphasis on performance via 408hp and 660 Nm torque, with a 0-62mph time of less than 5 seconds, and its credentials become apparent.

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Does the supercar-rivalling Polestar point to a future of usership instead of ownership?

The standard dynamic chassis can further be enhanced by a Performance Pack which improves driving dynamics via Öhlins dampers, Brembo brakes and unique 20in forged wheels.

Polestar 2 is one of the first cars in the world to embed an infotainment system powered by Android. This means Google services including Google Assistant and Google Maps are ready to use in a car for the first time.

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Phone-as-Key technology further adds to this by enabling car sharing and more integrated ownership experience, as well as Polestar’s connected services such as pick-up and delivery.

Maximilian Missoni, head of design at Polestar, comments: “We decided to bring something different to the segment. Our avant-garde design has evolved from Polestar 1 into an edgier, bolder statement.”

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