Polestar has unveiled the Polestar 2 facelift as a 2024-year mannequin, bringing technical updates to the absolutely electrical fastback that’s comprised of latest drive motors, extra highly effective batteries, and the introduction of rear-wheel-drive for the primary time in a Polestar EV.
The introduction of a RWD format comes courtesy of the bottom, single-motor variant that now drives the rear wheels as a substitute of the fronts as within the pre-facelift, whereas dual-motor variants have now been configured to make use of an elevated rear-axle bias of their output distribution.
Energy and torque outputs of the single-motor variant have been elevated with this replace, to as a lot as 220 kW (299 PS) for the Lengthy Vary Single Motor variant, and 490 Nm of torque, up from the earlier Lengthy Vary Single Motor outputs of 231 PS and 330 Nm.
In the meantime, outputs of the Customary Vary Single Motor additionally get a step as much as 200 kW (272 PS) and the identical 490 Nm of torque. Twin-motor AWD variants get new drive motors entrance and rear, bringing the next complete system output of 476 PS and 740 Nm in Efficiency Pack specification, up from the primary iteration‘s 408 PS and 660 Nm of torque.
An replace in December 2021 introduced will increase for the dual-motor model to 476 PS, however with much less torque at 680 Nm. Together with the newfound rear-drive bias, dual-motor variants now additionally absolutely disengage the entrance motor for effectivity.
All variations of the 2024 Polestar 2 facelift obtain up to date lithium-ion batteries, with an 82 kWh unit from CATL with 27 modules supplying the long-range variants, whereas the bottom, standard-range Polestar 2 will get a 69 kWh battery from LG Chem with 24 modules.
The bottom, Customary Vary Single Motor variant can now obtain a battery vary of as much as 518 km on the WLTP check cycle, a rise of 40 km from the earlier iteration, whereas the Lengthy Vary Single Motor variant now achieves a most vary of 635 km WLTP, up 84 km from earlier than.
Batteries for the 2024 Polestar 2 have been upgraded with a redesigned battery disconnect unit, upgraded busbars and improved cell chemistry, says Polestar, which collectively allow faster charging charges of as much as 205 kW DC for the long-range batteries, and as much as 135 kW for the standard-range battery.
The principle visible identifier on this replace for the Polestar 2 is within the SmartZone entrance panel, which signifies “the shift from respiratory to seeing,” Polestar says, in reference to changing an air consumption for the enclosure for the Polestar 2’s energetic security options such because the front-facing cameras and mid-range radar.
As well as, customary tools has been revised within the Polestar 2 to “improve total worth in addition to comfort,” says Polestar.
Now customary are Driver Consciousness options such because the Blind Spot Info System (BLIS) with steering assist, Cross Site visitors Alert with brake assist, and Rear Collision Warning and Mitigation, and these are joined by the 360-degree encompass view digicam and automated dimming exterior mirrors.
The 2024 Polestar 2 is now accessible to order for European markets from the Polestar web site, and the primary deliveries are anticipated to start within the third quarter of 2023. Pricing begins from 50,190 euros (RM233,720) for the bottom variant, ranging as much as 64,690 euros (RM301,242) for the range-topping Lengthy Vary Twin Motor with Efficiency Pack.