The design is very Volvo-like, which is unsurprising given that it’s built on Volvo’s Compact Modular Architecture. [credit:
The Polestar 2 is one of the cars I’m most looking forward to driving this year. It’s an all-electric fastback sedan from the brand of the same name, with Polestar having been spun off by Volvo and its Chinese parent company as a new brand for performance BEVs. Production of the brand-new BEV started last month in China, ahead of the start of US deliveries this summer. And now we finally know exactly how much a Polestar 2 will cost here: $59,900, before any federal or local incentives.
That’s actually cheaper than we expected—last year, Polestar predicted the launch edition would start at $63,000. And the good news if you’ve already placed an online deposit is that the new, lower price is the one you’ll be asked to pay. The online configurator is also live with US pricing, so we can report that the launch-edition Polestar 2 will come pretty heavily loaded—the only cost options are for colors other than black ($1,200), a fancy leather and wood interior ($4,000), and the performance pack ($5,000), which gives you some fancy Öhlins dampers, Brembo front brakes, a different alloy wheel design, gold-colored tire-valve caps, gold-colored seat belts, and a shiny black roof. (You can also buy the performance pack wheels separately, for $1,200.)
We also expect a cheaper version in the coming months—the launch edition comes with both the Pilot and Plus packages as standard, and when European pricing was revealed last year, it included a sub-€40,000 model.Read 2 remaining paragraphs | Comments
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