Auto engineering is one of the fast-evolving sectors that has a lot of innovations decorating it at the moment. One of the critical tech advancements in this sector is the dawn of the all-electric powertrain. The 2021 Polestar 2 is among the vehicles that are going the all-electric way and setting a benchmark for other carmakers. It is the second car after the Polestar 1, and it promises to offer the best when it comes to the true electric-vehicle models. Let us take you through ten things you did not know about the Polestar 2 to give you a clue of what to expect when you acquire it.
1. Body Style
The 2021 Polestar 2 is a compact executive car that takes on a fastback body style, according to Wikipedia. The fastback style was popular in the Golden Age of auto-engineering, which many pundits agree to be around the late 1940s to early 1960s. The fastback style is prevalent these days and features on most speed or sport-oriented vehicles due to the aerodynamics that come to play. The sloping roof design reduces the drag by almost 20% and makes the car faster.
2. Relation To The Polestar 1
When you hear about Polestar 2, you get an idea that it has a predecessor, which will be the Polestar 1. As with most predecessor-successor relationships in the automobile industry, you expect that the two cars will share a lot of similarities. However, these two models are far from similar, and aside from the name Polestar, it seems they do not have a lot of uniting attributes. The first model is a two-door grand coupe sports car while the successor, the 2021 edition, is a 5-door fastback compact executive car. If you place them side by side, you may not think that they are closely related.
The path of the 2021 Polestar 2 to the audience has been a long one and started sometime in February 2019. It was unveiled at this time via an online livestream, and the auto-enthusiast community got to lay their eyes on the all-electric gem on the 2019 Geneva Motor Show, also in that month. Production commenced in March 2020 Geely’s Chinese plant.
4. The Exterior
For car lovers, it is alright to judge the book by the cover, the cover here being the exterior details of the car. The second edition Polestar has a class exterior, which, as earlier hinted, varies widely from the first Polestar. It appears to have a larger body, and you may even classify it as a crossover SUV as by the pictures from the car manufacture’s website. It has large wheels, which give it a sporty touch, which goes all way to the headlights and also the slightly minimalistic-detailed front grille. The designers did a perfect job on the exterior of this car, and it does not look so extravagant as with other electric vehicles.
There is not much information about the interior, but as from pictures doing rounds on the online domain, comfort is the befitting adjective. The inside of the car seems like an extension of the outside when you look at the classiness element. Leather decorates the interior, which with fine stitching, makes it very durable and relaxing. It is also very spacious and accommodates five passengers who enjoy the more than enough legroom and headspace. Despite having a fastback configuration, it has enough room for cargo.
You need to look at the performance attribute of the car you have an interest in, to know what it is capable of when it hits the asphalt. Under the hood of the 2nd release Polestar is a robust electric engine that gets its power from 78KwH battery. It promises a 275mile EPA range and is capable of forces of up to 408 horsepower and 487 pounds per feet of torque, according to Kelley Blue Book an auto review site. It has a one-speed fixed gear and can achieve 0-60 mph in roughly 4.6 seconds. The car features an all-wheel-drive powertrain.
7. Its Competition Factor
When you look at the various features of this 2021 model, you get the idea that it is not up for games with its competitors. Its largest competitor is the Tesla Model S, as both of the cars are in the electric division and seek to provide an excellent ride by introducing a touch of luxury. While the Tesla S is one of the highly ranked electric car models, the Polestar two is not a car to underrate. It brings its A-game in performance and luxury, and it may soon overtake the Tesla as the best pure electric model.
8. Driver Assisted Features
Driver-assisted features are standard in almost all new car releases, and the 2021 Polestar packs a ton of them. Some of them include;
- Adaptive cruise control
- Lane keep assist
- Automatic collision avoidance
9. Target Market
The target market of this car model is the environmental conscious demographic, which appreciates some comfort and power when behind the wheel. It looks at the American and Chinese market as they are more welcoming to the electric car concept, despite the fierce competition from established models such as Tesla.
10. Pricing And Release Date
The 2021 Polestar 2 went into production in March, and it will probably grace the showrooms by summer 2020. Tech Crunch indicates that it will retail at $59900. Aside from the buying price, the following are additional pricing details of this car.
- $1200 for 20-inch alloy wheels.
- A $5000 performance pack.
- $4000 for upgrades to Nappa leather.
You may conduct an online purchase from the carmaker’s website, starting with an agreed-upon deposit.
The 2021 Polestar is finally on its way to the showrooms and auto-bazaars after over a year in waiting time. It promises impeccable feats on the road, with the icing being the 408 horsepower. This article is a spoiler of what will meet your eyes when you finally come across this 2020 Polestar release.