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