Entry-level Polestar 2 Standard Range revealed: prices, specs and release date

Ryan Hirons
April 13, 2021

A new, cheaper, entry-level version of the Polestar 2 has been introduced using a smaller battery and a single electric motor. Read on for full details. 

  • Polestar 2 Standard Range revealed
  • Single-motor version of electric hatchback
  • 64kWh battery and 224hp
  • 261 miles of range
  • New option packs available
  • Priced from £39,900

A new entry-level version of the Polestar 2 has been introduced, bringing a smaller battery to the electric car, making it cheaper to buy. This new model has 261 miles of range and costs from £39,000.

Polestar 2 Standard Range batteries and performance

This new version of the Polestar 2 uses a 68kWh battery

Serving as the entry-point to the electric hatchback’s lineup, the Polestar 2 Standard Range uses a 64kWh battery rather than the 78kWh unit in more expensive models. It’s linked up to a single motor, with a power output of 224hp.

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This new entry-level version of the Polestar 2 does have a shorter range than more expensive versions, but its 261-miles range is still very respectable.

The Standard Range car has 261 miles of range

If that’s not enough for you, a Long Range version with 320 miles of range is also available. This car uses a 78kWh battery and a 231hp motor.

Polestar 2 Standard Range equipment

All versions of the Polestar 2 get an 11-inch infotainment system and 12.3-inch digital driver’s display

Though it uses a smaller battery than the rest of the line-up, the Polestar 2 Standard Range still comes with a pretty generous amount of equipment.

As standard, you get 19-inch alloy wheels, LED lights front and back plus all-round parking sensors. There’s an 11-inch infotainment system too, along with a 12.3-inch digital driver’s display rather than analogue dials and gauges.

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If you fancy a little more equipment, there’s a choice of optional upgrade packs, too. The Plus pack brings a 13-speaker Harman Kardon audio system, electrically adjustable front seats and a heating function for the steering wheel and front and rear seats.

There’s also the Pilot pack that adds upgraded LED headlights, adaptive cruise control with semi-autonomous driving features and some extra safety kit, including blind-spot monitoring and rear collision warning. This will set you back £3,000.

Polestar 2 Standard Range price and release date

Pricing for the Polestar 2 Standard Range kicks off at £39,900 and it is now available to order. Polestar has confirmed the new car will be available to test-drive in September, so you can expect the first UK deliveries in summer 2021.

Not sure which new car is best for you? Compare the latest electric car offers available through carwow or read an in-depth Polestar 2 review for more information. 

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