Swedish electric performance brand Polestar announced a starting MSRP of $49,900 for the significantly updated 2024 Polestar 2, which will begin customer deliveries in summer of 2023. Both the single motor and dual motor variants feature more range, new motors, enhanced performance and increased standard equipment. In addition, Polestar 2 is eligible for the IRA Clean Vehicle credit of $7,500 on lease transactions.
The newest Long range Single motor Polestar 2 features a plethora of standard equipment and much faster charging – now up to 205 kW DC. Included now as standard for all variants are the Blind Spot Information System with steer assist, Cross Traffic Alert with brake support, park assist sensors, 360-degree cameras, and auto-dimming door mirrors. The award-winning vehicle now has an increased estimated EPA combined range of up to 320 miles, a rear-wheel drive configuration, and an all-new motor producing 299 hp – 68 more than its predecessor. This new drivetrain further enhances the vehicle’s already outstanding handling characteristics and performance.
Starting at $55,300, the Long range Dual motor Polestar 2 now comes with the Pilot Pack as standard equipment, previously a $3,400 option. This includes Pilot Assist driver assistance aids, Adaptive Cruise Control, Emergency Stop Assist, Rear Collision Warning and Mitigation, and LED front fog lights with cornering function. Furthermore, the dual motor Polestar 2 features a rear-biased drivetrain with a new, asynchronous rear motor, increasing the overall power output to 421 hp and 546 lb-ft of torque, while improving range with an estimated EPA range of up to 276 miles.The new front electric motor can be disengaged when not required, further enhancing efficiency and extending range.
For customers desiring even more performance, the dual motor Polestar 2 is available with the optional Plus and Performance packs. The Performance Pack includes upgrades such as low-drag Brembo brakes, newly designed forged alloy wheels, Öhlins DFV (Dual Flow Valve) adjustable dampers, an uprated 455 hp, a 0-60 mph sprint of 4.1 seconds, and “Swedish Gold” accents including the seat belts.
The optional Plus Pack for $2,200, which was previously $4,200, includes a range-enhancing heat pump, premium sound by Harman Kardon, a large panoramic moonroof with a reflected Polestar symbol, heating for the steering wheel, rear seats and wiper nozzles, and an interior air quality system, among other additions.
The 2024 Polestar 2 carries over its overall vehicle safety rating of 5 stars by the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). This is the highest possible score a vehicle can achieve in NHTSA’s New Car Assessment Program (NCAP) and places the Polestar 2 amongst the absolute safest vehicles on sale today.
2024 Polestar 2 deliveries are scheduled to begin in August 2023.