4.10.2019Polestar 2 pricing confirmed
Pricing for the Polestar 2 has been announced, with the pure-electric fastback set to cost from £49,900.
The new model from Volvo's electrified performance brand will go into production early next year, with deliveries starting in June 2019.
Polestar is packaging together a service plan within the cost of the car. Included are routine servicing and maintenance costs for the first three years, including pick-up and delivery.
Specifications are high for initial production models, with the Pilot and Plus packages fitted. The former brings together a huge suite of driver safety and assistance systems - as found on Volvo models, including Pilot Assist and 360-degree parking sensors and camera.
Plus pack includes a panoramic sunroof, pixel headlights with welcoming sequence, heated steering wheel and seats, Harman Kardon premium sound system, and wireless phone charging.
Polestar is also launching the Android Automotive OS - a first for any vehicle. The Android-based operating system for the car's infotainment set-up means that other features such as Google Assistant, Google Maps, and Google Play Store should work seamlessly in the car.
Technical specifications see the Polestar 2 provide 300 kW (408hp), with motors powered by a 78 kWh battery.
Reservations are open now, with prospective buyers able to book their place in the queue with a fully-refundable deposit of £1,000. The list price above excludes the UK's Plug-in Car Grant, as the model hasn't yet been approved by OLEV. It meets all Category 1 criteria, so will qualify for the £3,500 grant should it remain at current levels when the car arrives next summer.