Polestar 2 is a threat to Tesla Model 3, Audi e-Tron GT

The Polestar 2, the Swedish brand’s first volume-centric offering, may well be the challenger that Tesla’s Model 3 and Porsche e-Tron GT feared. The 5-door sedan, basically disguised as an SUV, has ideal proportions and adds to the practicality of the car. Visually, the Polestar is inspired by Volvo’s design philosophy, a clean and minimalist approach. Up front is the familiar black grille flanked by Thor’s hammer-shaped Pixel LED headlights and frameless side mirrors, which not only act as a welcome sequence using proximity sensing, but also illuminate the panoramic sunroof with the Polestar logo.

Up front is the familiar grille in black flanked by Thor’s hammer-shaped Pixel LED headlights and a frameless side mirror.

Building on Volvo’s global footprint and using the CMA architecture that also underpins the Volvo XC40, the Polestar 2 is no slouch when it comes to design, luxury or performance. Available in three variants: Long Throw Double Motor, Long Throw Single Motor and Standard 165kW Single Range Motor, which can be paired with Pilot, Plus or Performance packages that allow customers to choose their combination according to their needs. A battery is a 79 kWh unit that can give the car a range of 450 to 480 km, integration with the battery floor improves chassis stiffness and NVH levels.

In its penultimate variant, the all-wheel-drive car produces 408 hp and 660 Nm of torque, resulting in an acceleration time of less than 5 seconds. The car aims to fight the Tesla Model 3 as well as the Porsche e-Tron GT, both of which have been around for quite some time, gaining the lion’s share in the electric performance segment.

As is the norm with high-end electric vehicles, the Polestar 2 has a first-class infotainment system.

As is the norm with high-end electric vehicles, the Polestar 2 has a top-notch infotainment system and was the first in the world to integrate Google’s Android Auto operating system at the time of its release. launch, accessible via the 11- 1-inch central screen and a 12.3-inch pilot screen combined with a powerful 8-speaker system. The operating system is developed in collaboration with Google and facilitates the integration and in-depth use of Google-based applications like Assistant, Google Maps and Playstore. Additionally, given the operating system’s open development options, application developers can build custom applications for use in Polestar faster than other automotive software. The vegan WeaveTech fabric was used for the upholstery and is available in two colors.

Visually, the Polestar is inspired by Volvo’s design philosophy, a clean and minimalist approach.

Polestar is progressing to gain ground in new markets, thanks to Volvo’s global presence. The Swedish company plans to expand into Asia-Pacific and already has a strong presence in China with two manufacturing plants.

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