A Closer Look at The 2022 Polestar 2

2022 Polestar 2

Headquartered in Gothenburg, Sweden is Polestar, as a high-end electric vehicle (EV) company with roots that are directly linked to Volvo. Polestar’s initial foundation can be traced to the foundation of Flash Engineering, which was started by a racing team in 1996 that competed in the Swedish Touring Car Championship. This team was later sold and rebranded, becoming Polestar Racing. As of 2009, Polestar became the official partner with Volvo to modify their existing vehicle models, each of which became branded as Polestar Performance. Volvo eventually bought out Polestar Racing as of July 2015 and now offers Polestar enhanced models directly from their resellers. As of 2017, Polestar has released two different models of automobiles from their direct lineup.

Advertised as an advanced electric fastback, the 2022 version of the Polestar 2 shows off its Volvo roots through its four-door, sedan-sized hatchback as a branded Polestar Electric Handling vehicle. Fans of Volvo’s performance already recognize Polestar, but now witness the signified pure-electric and plug-in hybrid models with the Polestar 1 coupe. The design from the Polestar 2 may not seem as pretty, but the hatchback body and lower price tag make this particular model more affordable and practical for the consumer. The starting price tag for the 2022 Polestar 2 starts at $38,400.00. While the exterior shell of the 2022 Polestar 2 may not seem so picturesque, the interior design makes up for that with its richly appointed design that is fitted with an intuitive infotainment system. There are two different types of motors offered with this particular model;

  • Single Motor Setup – front-wheel drive (FWD) with an estimated driving range of 265 miles.
  • Dual Motor Setup – all-wheel drive (AWD), designed for quicker acceleration and more powerful performance with an estimated driving range of 233 to 249 miles. The dual-motor 2022 Polestar 2 price tag starts at $42,400.00,

2022 Polestar 2 Specifications – Single Motor

  • Motor – Single Motor 170 kW
  • Drivetrain – Front Wheel Drive (FWD)
  • Power – 170 kW (231 horsepower)
  • 0-60 mph – 7.0 seconds
  • Top Speed – 100 miles per hour
  • Range – 265 miles
  • Towing Weight – 2000 lbs (900 kg)
  • Battery – 78 kWh Lithium-ion 27 modules
  • Charging (public) – 40 minimum public charger
  • Charging (at home) – 7 hour home wall box
  • Seats – 5
  • Capacity – 440 liter (front and back combined)

2022 Polestar 2 Specifications – Dual Motor

  • Motor – Dual Motor 300 kW
  • Drivetrain – All Wheel Drive (AWD)
  • Power – 300 kW (408 horsepower)
  • 0-60 mph – 4.5 seconds
  • Top Speed – 127 miles per hour
  • Range – 249 miles
  • Towing Weight – 2000 lbs (900 kg)
  • Battery – 78 kWh Lithium-ion 27 modules
  • Charging (public) – 40 minimum public charger
  • Charging (at home) – 7 hour home wall box
  • Seats -5
  • Capacity – 400 liter (front and back combined)

2022 Polestar 2 In Review

According to the review of the 2022 Polestar 2, Car and Driver gave a score of 8.5 out of 10. Their favorable review thoroughly covers all the new features this model offers, as well as all the pros and cons they’ve discovered while analyzing and test-driving the vehicle. Out of the six vehicles that are registered within the same class, the reviewers from Car and Driver ranked the 2022 Polestar 2 at #5, placing it behind the first placed 2022 Ford Tesla Model S, the second-placed 2022 Porsche Taycan, the third-placed 2022 Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo, and the fourth placed 2022 Audi e-Tron GT. This YouTube video review from Matt Watson of Car Wow focuses on the single motor version of the 2022 Polestar 2 lineup. He amusingly points out there is no physical difference from its dual-motor version other than the sticker located at the bottom of the driver’s side door. By the time Watson is finished with his review (as well as promoting his car dealership), he classifies the 2022 Polestar 2 as a pick of the range.

From EV Pulse’s YouTube review of the 2022 Polestar 2’s single motor model, it is quickly pointed out how Polestar expanded from just one model of vehicle from their lineup to two was a big deal, especially for a company that only started producing brand new vehicles as of 2017. However, unlike Polestar 1, Polestar 2 first came out with a much higher price tag in 2021. As of 2022, now with two different motor types, the price range covers a broader customer base. By the time the review is over, there is enough positive endorsement towards this singular motor version of the 2022 Polestar 2 that would ease a buyer into buying one for themselves. The team of racers and automobile reviewers known as NAFT presented their YouTube video review, of the dual-motor version of the 2022 Polestar 2 model. The first piece of information that’s brought up is how this version of the Polestar 2 is a fully electric car. There is a discussion about Polestar’s brand illuminating, which is an unnecessary feature, but still appreciated. The interior, as pointed out, is highlighted with the Scandanavian-style minimalist design, something of which is consistent with Volvo. The strange branding choice Polestar has chosen to make is also brought up, which serves as a slight contradiction with the ecological vision this particular model of the Polestar 2 brand claims to have.

Autonozation-International compares the 2022 Polestar 2 crossover sedan model with the pure electric 2022 Volvo XC40 Recharge in their YouTube review. On a basic mechanical level, the two different car models are identical to each other. On a cosmetic level, there are many similarities with the exception of Volvo’s XC40 having the front of the car covered with a panel while the Polestar 2 allows air intake. Despite the Volvo looking taller than the Polestar, its wheel size is smaller at 19-inches in diameter whereas with Polestar is at 20-inches. At the end of a very thorough breakdown between the two different vehicles, the overall review favored the 2022 Polestar 2’s interior, but overall rated the 2022 Volvo XC40 to be slightly more deserving of the premium class level both vehicles have been classified for.

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