A new photo of the 2020 Polestar 2 has leaked ahead of its official reveal at the 2019 Geneva motor show. Here’s everything you need to know about this upcoming four-door, all-electric coupe.
image of Polestar 2 EV
zero-emissions and serious performance
Price and release date
estimated £40,000; 2020
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2020 Polestar 2 price and release date
The 2020 Polestar 2 is a four-door coupe anticipated to be an alternative to the Tesla Model 3. So, with the Model 3 expected to cost about £40,000 in the UK, you’ll likely pay a similar amount for the Polestar 2.
Polestar is yet to give any hints regarding when the 2 will go on sale, but its upcoming unveiling at this year’s Geneva motor show hints that some point in 2020 is a safe bet. What the manufacturer has said, though, is that you will be able to pay for the 2 either upfront or on a subscription basis.
2020 Polestar 2 specs
Unlike the brand’s first car – the petrol-electric Polestar 1 – the 2020 Polestar 2 will be entirely electric-powered. It will be able to muster up 400hp, with a range of up to 300 miles – about the same as you’ll get from a top-of-the-range Tesla Model 3. The 2 is expected to be four-wheel-drive, with a 0-62mph figure of approximately five seconds.
This newly leaked photo, spotted in a Polestar phone app, gives more clues about the 2’s exterior styling than ever before. Admittedly, the picture is far from high quality – analysing it for any juicy details is like trying to mine gold from an anthill. However, the birds-eye-view shot reveals a body reminiscent of the sleek four-door Audi A5 Sportback. Visibility in the 2 looks like it will be pretty generous thanks to the large windscreen and rear window. Plus, most of the roof appears to be taken up by that panoramic glass. At the back, the taillights conjoin thanks to a red – likely LED – strip, which adorns what seems like an OK-sized boot. The only downside is the wide-looking rear pillars – these could make blind spots a bit tricky.
Inside, the Polestar 2 gets a Google-powered infotainment system called the Android HMI (Human Machine Interface). The system is voice-controlled, similar to Siri or Alexa, and recent photos have shown it including Google Calendar, a Google Maps-integrated sat nav, a built-in phone, Google Hangouts, an MP3-compatible stereo, road-sign-reading tech, arcade-style video games and automatic climate control. How many of these features will be optional extras remains to be seen.
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