Information Polestar’s widespread Sedan is getting an improve.
Jan 24, 2023, 11:24 am EST
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Early final 12 months, the spectacular Polestar 2 electrical sedan lastly got here to the U.S. in a barely extra inexpensive bundle than in different areas. As we speak, ten months later, the Swedish carmaker introduced the all-new 2024 Polestar 2 with a slight redesign and longer vary.
Polestar’s 2024 mannequin 12 months refresh features a minor design change to the entrance finish and tweaks to the battery, vary, energy, and charging speeds. Nonetheless, the largest information is the extra inexpensive single-motor variant is vastly completely different beneath.
The one-motor Polestar 2 new is available in rear-wheel drive as an alternative of FWD, and the newly redesigned (and larger) battery will get it to 300 miles of vary on a single cost. Different specs embrace 299 horsepower and 361 pound-feet of torque that’ll get you from 0-60 in solely 5.9 seconds.
For comparability, the 2023 single-motor FWD mannequin this replaces solely delivered round 230HP, 243 pound-feet of torque, and 270 miles of vary. This implies the brand new 2024 mannequin 12 months is quicker and goes additional, all whereas wanting just a little higher.
Polestar’s greater 82 kWh battery pack now affords DC quick charging as much as 205 kW, which is a pleasant little improve as properly. Twin-motor configurations obtain comparable efficiency jumps and might even disengage the entrance motor whereas cruising down a freeway for improved vary.
And at last, the one large change to the entrance finish is a closed-off design together with what Polestar calls the SmartZone. A bundle of tech hiding within the fascia trim with a front-facing digicam and radar sensors, which it’ll use for security options like its driver monitoring system.
These can order the brand new 2024 Polestar 2 right this moment beginning at $48,400, and it’ll ship later this 12 months.