Everyone’s going electric in this new age of generation. So, why not go with the hype as well? If that’s what you’re thinking about these days, then this article is for you. The Polestar 2 is a sleek and ultra-modern model that will be a great rival to all the EV models.
Before anything else, here’s a little information about the Polestar 2. It is an electric sedan with a pair of motors that can give up to 408 horsepower and 275 miles of range for around $45,000. Polestar 2 may look a little similar to a Volvo, but that’s because Polestar is Volvo’s electric car division. It is the brand’s first shot to win over the Tesla Model 3.
If you want to know more about the Polestar 2 and how it became the brand’s perfect match for a Tesla Model 3, here is something you need to know:
Why is it a great match?
For increased strength and durability, Polestar provided a vegan-friendly weave tech material that sums up the sleek look of the interior. The seating also has an unconventional look/ The backrests has an embossed textile with geometrical patterns. You will also notice the 3D etched deco on the horizontal part of the dash and just inside of the tunnel console as well as the sloping panel.
Specially Optimized Apps
Polestar is famous for its Android-based infotainment platform. They have been working towards maximizing the use of Google Play Apps and matching it with the car’s system. For instance, the app Chargepoint allows drivers to plan routes that have nearby charging stations to make sure they don’t get in trouble midway. It also gives charging speed capabilities and prices, allowing you to make payments from the center screen. The Easypark app is also available. It allows one to pay for parking without leaving their vehicle. These types of accessibilities really give convenience to the drivers.
The panoramic roof, composed of tinted, laminated glass, will be enjoyed by rear passengers. It increases the sensation of space in the cabin while decreasing glare and UV rays. There is no cross-roof support, and it stretches from the front sun visors to the forward of the rear hatch. When traveling in the country at night, passengers would have an uninterrupted view of the moon and stars.
Extra Storage Room
The Polestar 2 has a storage compartment under the large front bonnet, which is surprising because it reveals nothing mechanical or electrical. Only a single carry-on bag and charging wires will fit in the 35-liter storage space. When you fold down the back seats, the cargo space is similar to that of traditional compact SUVs.
A high-end sedan with a crossover design
Take a look at it, and it’s undeniably a luxury five-door fastback! More than the Model 3, it looks to be influenced by a tall crossover style, and it fits nicely in with the Model Y “crossover” vibe. It’s like combining the Model 3 and Model Y into one electric vehicle category, which is intriguing.
Volvo is also in the development of this joint venture “EV,” which is on the Compact Modular Architecture (CMA2) that you can see in Volvo’s 40-Series sedans and SUVs, as well as the XC40. Geely, which has another joint venture with Daimler to re-engineer the Smart car series, co-engineered it.
A clean and modern cockpit design
The touchscreen controls the majority of the driver and machine interface in current cars, and this development is unstoppable. The enormous 11-inch portrait-style touch in the Polestar 2’s center console is faithful to Tesla-inspired cockpits, with little or no hard surfaces like buttons to interact with.
Android comes included with the infotainment system, which includes voice control and Google services. The instrument panel will have all indicators that will notify the driver of the status of the vehicle, particularly the power supply! Engineers are developing a seamless interface for the vehicle’s systems to connect with any mobile device.
Top-grade safety features
There is little information available about the Polestar 2’s complete set of safety measures. However, one would expect it to come with top-of-the-line safety features as standard equipment. A performance package with Ohlins dampers, Brembo brakes, and 20-inch forged wheels allows for greater braking and body control.
When it comes to autopilot or driving AI systems, everything is kept under wraps. Pixel LED headlamps to give better lighting for night driving.
If the driver has their key fob or phone, the Polestar 2 identifies them when they approach. The headlights twinkle with 84 LED Pixels, while the taillights sprint outward from the center. The ‘Phone-as-Key’ technology, which substitutes the physical key with a smartphone application, is standard. The sensors can detect the driver’s phone from up to ten meters away and modify the seat and mirror placements according to the driver’s preferences.
Stiff Battery Case
The Polestar 2 has a massive 75 kWh battery, which is housed in an aluminum box beneath the passenger compartment and weighs over 1000 pounds. The cage adds to the car’s rigidity, which is likely why the Polestar 2 feels secure on the road even without the structural roof cross-member that spans the B-pillars. It’s also common in models with glass roofing. The large battery’s central location reduces the car’s center of gravity, making it more like a mid-engined sports car.
The Vanguard System
Volvo is known for being a safety leader, so it’s only natural that some of its principles would be carried down to its sub-brand. Polestar has installed inner-side airbags in the front seats, which are required in all markets. They provide an additional layer of protection for the limbs and front passengers. Pilot Assist, Cross-Traffic Alerts, and Blind Spot Information Systems were also added by Polestar.
Pricing is reasonable and competitive
The cost of owning a high-quality electric vehicle is one of the major stumbling barriers. When Volvo and Geely’s EV production ramps up in China, prices will vary from EUR 39,900 to EUR 59,900. Last 2020, it was offered in major EV markets; being late is not an option.
There will be a pricing battle, but the Polestar 2 aspires to be Tesla’s top competitor. In comparison, the Tesla 3 is sold at a premium, and the high-performance variant is prohibitively expensive to purchase. This is where the Polestar 2 wants to acquire traction and expand its market!