Published on March 1st, 2019 | by Hammer0
Polestar 2 Unveiled Ahead Of Geneva Motor Show
Polestar has taken the next step in its development as the electric performance brand with the reveal of the new Polestar 2 – a premium five-door electric fastback that brings electric performance cars to a broader and increasingly progressive audience. It offers avant-garde design and a unique customer experience in the premium compact electric segment.
Based on Volvo Car Group’s adaptable Compact Modular Architecture platform (CMA), Polestar 2 is equipped with a 78 kWh (Europe) battery and two electric motors that allows the all-wheel drive system to output 300 kW (408 hp) and 660 Nm (487 lb-ft) translating to a 0-100 km/h acceleration time of less than 5 seconds and enables it to target a driving range of 500 km (WLTP).
The standard dynamic chassis can be enhanced by the Performance Pack that improves driving dynamics with Öhlins dampers, Brembo brakes and unique 20-inch forged wheels. Polestar’s signature gold seat belts, brake callipers and valve caps complete the performance visuals.
Highlighting the technology spearhead role that Polestar plays within the Volvo Car Group, Polestar 2 is one of the first cars in the world to embed an infotainment system powered by Android. The Android backbone provides a solid and adaptable digital environment for apps and vehicle functions to coexist, and brings embedded Google services to a car for the first time – including the Google Assistant, Google Maps with support for electric vehicles and the Google Play Store.