New electrical automobile model Polestar on Wednesday confirmed the reveal of its second mannequin, the Polestar 2, will happen on February 27.
The automobile is a small sport sedan to rival the Tesla Mannequin three, and Polestar says it’s going to supply 300 miles of vary and 400 horsepower. Ultimate specs will likely be locked in nearer to the beginning of manufacturing late this yr or early subsequent.
A number of teaser photographs trace on the design. The highest-down view of the Polestar 2 reveals a automobile that appears like a four-door coupe variant of the Polestar 1. A full-width gentle bar spans the rear whereas the roof is one giant panel of glass. Polestar has described the automobile as a four-door fastback.
The automobile can be confirmed to be the primary software of a brand new Android-based infotainment system that may characteristic in future Polestar and Volvo automobiles.
Polestar 2 Android-based infotainment system teaser picture
It was solely in late 2017 that Volvo spun off its Polestar efficiency arm right into a standalone model for high-performance electrical automobiles and revealed the primary mannequin within the type of the plug-in hybrid Polestar 1.
However Polestar isn’t taking the sluggish highway to success. The model is already setting up its personal plant in Chengdu, China, and has confirmed not solely the Polestar 1 and a pair of but in addition a Polestar three. The latter is a small SUV due in 2022.
Whereas the Polestar 1, which begins at $155,000 and is due within the second half of 2019, is the model’s halo, the two will likely be a way more attainable automobile. Polestar mentioned to anticipate related pricing to the Tesla Mannequin three, which implies a beginning value within the $40,000 bracket. Potential homeowners may even give you the option to join a subscription for the automobile, extra particulars on which will likely be introduced nearer to the market launch.
Polestar would not plan to have conventional dealerships. As a substitute, it’s going to have smaller gallery-style showrooms known as Polestar Areas, although these will likely be independently owned and run. Some dealerships of sister model Volvo may even seemingly show Polestar autos and will presumably supply servicing too.