News 2024 Polestar 2: Driving range, features, equipment photos

Volvo offshoot Polestar is looking forward to an eventful year. It will begin production of the 3, its first crossover, and will release a fully updated version of the 2 sedan that is sportier, more road-tripping, and better equipped than the outgoing model.

The biggest visual difference between the original 2 and the new-look car due in 2023 as a 2024 model is found at the front end. The electric sedan swaps out its grille for what Polestar designers are calling a SmartZone, which frames the front-facing camera and covers the mid-range radar used to power some electronic driver aids. While this transformation is not significant, it is symbolic. The grille creates a visual link between the 2 and 1, the first model Polestar has now retired; SmartZone brings the sedan in line with the sleek-looking 3 due in late 2022.

Bigger changes are found beneath the sheet metal. The entry-level version of the 2 is now rear-wheel drive (front-wheel drive until the 2023 model year) and powered by a new electric motor rated at 299 horsepower and 361 pound-feet of torque. For context, the outgoing 2 posted numbers of 231 and 243 respectively. EPA-estimated range has increased from 265 miles to about 300 miles, thanks to an all-new 82-kWh lithium-ion battery pack, and the system is compatible with 205-kW fast charging. These changes increase the attractiveness of 2.

A dual-motor, all-wheel-drive model is still available and sits at the top of the range. It makes 421 horsepower and 546 pound-feet of torque (up from 408 and 467 before the update), though the optional Performance Package unlocks a 455-horsepower punch. Despite using the same battery pack as the outgoing model’s 78-kWh unit, range increases to about 270 miles because the powertrain automatically disconnects the front-mounted electric motor when it’s not needed to conserve energy.

Regardless of the drive wheels, all versions of the 2 get a standard wireless device charger for 2024. Additionally, all-wheel-drive models get a suite of electronic driver aids called the Pilot Pack, which includes blind-spot information system with steering support, cross-traffic alert with brake support, rear collision warning mitigation system, 360-degree camera and Features like Pilot Assist.

Drivers can pre-order the 2024 Polestar 2 by visiting the company’s website. Pricing information has not yet been announced.

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