The all-electric Polestar 2 will cost £49,900 when it goes on sale in the UK next year.
As the name suggests, this is Polestar’s second vehicle, but unlike the Polestar 1, this new car will be available in right-hand-drive.
The 300kW Polestar 2 features an all-wheel-drive powertrain and a large 78kWh battery pack. The Swedish EV company, which is owned by Volvo and Geely, is targeting a range of 500km (310 miles).
Both AC and DC charging work with the car, with the Polestar 2 supplied with a 7-metre AC charging cord and a 4.5-metre DC lead for faster charging.
The Polestar 2 will be available via online sales only, and customers can pay a refundable £1,000 deposit to secure a place in the queue. The £49,900 price tag includes routine servicing and maintenance for three years plus pick-up and delivery.
A number of ‘Polestar Spaces‘ will open around the world where customers will be able to speak to specialists and take test drives in the next-generation EV. The first of these inner-city locations will open before the end of the year, with a further 50 ‘Spaces’ planned by the end of 2020.
The Polestar 2 is the first car to come with an infotainment system powered by Android, which offers the latest Google Assistant software. Fittingly, it has a large 11.15-inch touchscreen infotainment system, along with a 12.3-inch digital driver display.
There’s no start button in the Polestar 2: the car powers up as soon as the driver is seated, with their smartphone acting as a key. Wireless charging is fitted as standard.
Predictably, the Polestar 2 also comes with the latest safety equipment that will be familiar to Volvo drivers. Semi-autonomous driving is available via Pilot Assist.
Polestar launched in 2017 with the Polestar 1 – a low-volume hybrid GT with 600hp and an electric range of 150km (93 miles). The Polestar 2 is “designed to compete around the Tesla Model 3“ and will be joined by a Polestar 3 as an electric SUV.