Now, Polestar has begun accepting a reservation for Polestar 2, according tomedia reports. The Polestar 2 is the company’s first all-electric vehicle and a response to the Tesla Model 3. The company announced in early 2019 that Polestar 2 will start production at co-owner Geely’s China Road Bridge plant in March and has pledged to adopt some Volvo styles.
Initially, the Polestar 2 offered only one configuration option, the Long Range Twin Engine Version, which uses a 78kWh battery, which the automaker hopes will reach 275 miles (about 443 kilometers) of range during the EPA test cycle.
It will carry two electric motors — one in front and one at the back — and combine to deliver 408 horsepower of output and 487 pound-feet of torque. The 100 km acceleration time is 4.7 seconds.
The Polestar 2 starts at $59,900, but buyers eligible for the federal electric car tax credit will receive up to $7,500, bringing the price of the Polestar 2 down to $524,000. Void Black is the standard color for the car, and there are a variety of options for Snow, Carper, Thunder, Moon and Midnight, for which consumers need to support $1,200.
As for the interior of the car, Polestar 2 offers two options, the Slate WeaveTech with Black Ash kit or the Charcoal WeaveTech with Black Ash kit, but consumers can pay an additional $4,000 for breathable Nappa leather and rebuilt wooden trim.
It is understood that the original Polestar 2 configuration introduced the Pilot kit as a standard. The kit includes Pilot Assist, which provides adaptive cruise control and lane keeping assistance, blind spot warning, cross traffic warning, and tail-end collision warning and mitigation. It also includes 360-degree camera, front and rear parking aids, forward collision warning and other functions.
The Plus kit is also standard and includes a fixed panoramic sunroof, Pixel headlights, LED headlights, heated wiper blades and headlight cleaning. The interior of the car is supported by a heated seat, heated steering wheel and driver’s seat with a four-way circuit waist support. It also comes with a Harman Caton high-quality audio system, a 15W wireless phone charging board and an additional USB charging connector in the back. All cars will feature dashboards based on Android Automotive.
At the same time, consumers can spend $5,000 to get the Performance kit. It will include ohlins dual-flow valve shock absorbers, raised Brembo front brakes, 20-inch 4-Y spoke black polished alloy wheels, gold valve covers and gold seat belts, and a high-gloss black roof.
In addition, consumers can pay $1,200 for a set of 20-inch wheels. Finally, there is a set of mats and retractable tow bar knots ($1,200) and a truck top bracket ($350).
Polestar is understood to have accepted cash payments and also provided A loan and lease agreements for Polestar 2 (the latter with a term of up to 24 months). The cars currently ordered are expected to be delivered until September.