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2024 Polestar 2 brings energy, vary upgrades

Polestar on Tuesday revealed its most vital replace for its 2 hatchback for the reason that mannequin’s 2021 launch.

The up to date Polestar 2 arrives later this 12 months as a 2024 mannequin, and can convey with it extra energy and vary, plus a rear-wheel-drive choice for the primary time. There may even be some delicate styling updates, although solely model die-hards will discover these.

Efficiency enhancements had been realized through new motors and inverters, and a extra highly effective battery, Polestar stated.

The only-motor model of the Polestar 2 now options the motor on the rear axle, which ought to assist ship a sportier really feel than what the present front-wheel-drive model delivers. The brand new motor can also be rated at 299 hp and 361 lb-ft of torque, up from the present 231 hp and 243 lb-ft. With the additional oomph, Polestar estimates the 0-60 mph time will enhance by 1.1 seconds, down to five.9 seconds.

2024 Polestar 2

2024 Polestar 2

The twin-motor all-wheel-drive Polestar 2 additionally receives a rear-drive bias to assist ship that basic rear-wheel-drive really feel. The entrance motor can also be sometimes disengaged to assist effectivity. Energy can also be elevated right here, with the brand new numbers registering at 421 hp and 546 lb-ft of torque, up from 408 hp and 467 lb-ft. The 0-60 mph time on this configuration is a claimed 4.3 seconds.

Consumers looking for extra efficiency can add a Efficiency Pack to the dual-motor mannequin, which ends up in energy growing to 455 hp and the 0-60 mph time correspondingly dropping to 4.1 seconds. Different options of the Efficiency Pack embrace Brembo brakes, distinctive 20-inch cast alloys, Öhlins adjustable dampers, and gold-colored seat belts.

2024 Polestar 2

2024 Polestar 2

The only-motor Polestar 2 is fitted with a brand new 82-kwh that Polestar estimates will ship an EPA-rated vary of as much as 300 miles, versus 270 miles for the present mannequin.

The twin-motor mannequin sticks with a 78-kwh battery however is predicted to see its EPA-rated vary enhance by 10 miles to 270 miles, due largely to the entrance motor’s disengage characteristic.

2024 Polestar 2

2024 Polestar 2

Polestar hasn’t proven the inside of the 2024 2 however stated a wi-fi telephone charger and suite of driver-assist options have been made commonplace. The motive force-assist options, beforehand a part of an out there Pilot Pack, incldue useful objects like blind-spot warning with steering assist, cross-traffic warning with braking assist, a surround-view digital camera, adaptive cruise management, and Polestar’s Pilot Help system designed to maintain the automobile centered in its lane and a secure distance from the automobile in entrance throughout freeway driving.

Exterior styling tweaks are restricted to a revised grille that integrates most of the automobile’s digital camera and sensor techniques, in addition to a brand new design for the 20-inch wheels included within the Efficiency Pack. In each instances the brand new designs mirror comparable designs discovered on the not too long ago revealed 2024 Polestar 3 mid-size SUV.

Polestar hasn’t introduced pricing for the 2024 2. Nonetheless, given the enhancements, a rise on the 2023 mannequin’s $49,800 beginning value is probably going.

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