The second model under the new Polestar brand has been officially presented. The fully electric Polestar 2 liftback will be quite capable of taking bread out of the Tesla Model 3’s mouth, given its price.
Soon enough after the premiere of the Polestar 1 hybrid coupe, the Swedish automaker introduced its second model, the electric Polestar 2.
Geely’s subsidiary assures the price of the new electric vehicle will be about 45,000 dollars. But there is a ‘proviso’: such an interesting offer will be available only after the mass production of the Polestar 2 is set up.
In the meantime, at the start of sales, customers will be able to purchase more expensive versions from the first batches priced at 60,000-70,000 dollars.
It is hard to say whether the owners of Tesla should worry now. The Model 3 beats all records of sales in the US EV segment. Well, there is no background for its market position decline so far.
As for the Polestar 2, the claimed range is 311 miles (500km). The power of two electric motors reaches 408hp, torque is 487 lb-ft (660Nm), 0-62 mph acceleration takes 5 seconds.
From a technical point of view, the Polestar 2 slightly exceeds the Tesla Model 3. Its aggressive sporty appearance is impressive. This is a mass global model, and everything suggests that Polestar 2 will have versions from 40,000 dollars.
Therefore, the model has a good chance to take its place in the niche of luxury EVs.