With an ever increasing number of electric vehicles available to buy, it’s not surprising that drivers are spending more time looking for the perfect EV. So, how does the Polestar 2 rank in the list, and why should drivers think about buying one as their next electric vehicle? Find out why below!
WHAT DO WE KNOW ABOUT THE POLESTAR 2?
The Polestar 2 is an all-electric compact luxury vehicle that was released back in 2020. Produced by Polestar, a Swedish automotive brand and subsidiary of Volvo Cars, this EV is known for its sleek design, advanced technology, and impressive performance.
It’s no secret that it rivals the popular Tesla Model 3, as well as the Hyundai Ioniq 5, Jaguar I-Pace and the Ford Mustang Mach-e. It isn’t just down to the price either, it offers an impressive range and is of superior quality too.
Let’s get down to the review. Here at EV Sales we take a look at everything there is to review when it comes to the Polestar 2.
EV SALES REVIEW OF THE POLESTAR 2
The Polestar 2 offers different pricing options to suit varying preferences. The entry-level Standard range, equipped with a Single motor, starts at £39,900. However, it is important to note that this price no longer qualifies for the Government electric vehicle grant. The Long range Dual motor editions begin at a minimum price of £45,900, excluding any additional optional extras. Interestingly, this price point positions the Polestar 2 at just over £2500 below the cost of a Long Range Model 3. Which provides an attractive alternative for those seeking a high-performing electric vehicle.
We understand that this is a big investment for most drivers if you’re looking to buy a Polestar 2, so we would recommend contacting our sister company. EVision Electric Vehicles offer short and long term rentals on a wide range of electric vehicles, including the Polestar. Get in touch with the operations team to discuss a quote to suit your needs.
Here at EV Sales, we currently have one Polestar 2 for sale, which is fitted with a 78kWh battery. This particular EV is capable of achieving at least 300 miles of range on a single charge. With various models available, it’s worth checking the battery size and seeing how many miles the car is capable of doing.
Polestar’s One-Pedal Drive system stands out as a prominent feature of the Polestar 2’s driving experience. Unlike entry-level Model 3s, this system offers customisable options for the driver to adjust the level of regenerative braking used by the car. With the ability to choose from settings such as ‘None’, ‘Low’, or ‘Standard’, drivers have the freedom to tailor their driving style according to their preferences, enhancing the overall driving dynamics and control of the vehicle.
When driving the Polestar 2 we also loved the handling. The handling is a seamless and responsive experience, effortlessly manoeuvring through every corner with exceptional grip. Polestar has successfully achieved a perfect equilibrium, striking a balance in the steering that avoids being excessively light or excessively heavy. This thoughtful calibration ensures an optimal driving sensation, allowing drivers to maintain precise control and enjoy a dynamic yet comfortable ride.
The design of the Polestar is an undeniable statement. Its bold presence turns heads wherever it goes, effortlessly commanding attention on the road. While exuding a unique identity, the design also carries a sense of familiarity thanks to its connections with Volvo. Elements from the Polestar 1, Volvo XC40, and a touch of the Ford Mustang can be observed in its striking appearance.
Built on the same platform as the XC40, the Polestar 2 offers a distinctive attribute that sets it apart. With its size, it combines the elegance of a saloon-like body shape with the practicality of a hatchback. All while delivering the coveted raised driving position associated with SUVs. It’s a harmonious fusion of three distinct body styles, resulting in a truly versatile vehicle.
As a competitor to the Model 3, it’s no surprise to find some Tesla influence in the Polestar 2’s interior. The cabin is dominated by a large touchscreen, akin to what one would expect from a Tesla. The use of premium materials in high-touch areas further enhances the overall sense of luxury. Attention to detail also reflects the characteristic Volvo quality. The interior displays an upscale feel, leaving little room for anything that doesn’t feel expensive when exploring its design and features.
The 11.2 touchscreen infotainment screen will be the first thing greeting you when you enter the vehicle. When compared to the Model 3, the Polestar’s system stands out for its user-friendly interface. Everything is thoughtfully organised and readily accessible, with a well-laid-out design. Unlike the Model 3, the Polestar has fewer sub-menus. However, this streamlined approach greatly enhances usability, whether you’re stationary or on the go.
Whether you’re utilising this EV for your daily commute or as a family vehicle, you’ll experience exceptional levels of comfort. The seats are crafted from award-winning vegan materials, and the comfort they provide has received high praise.
The Polestar 2 offers a generous amount of storage space, including a decent-sized boot and a reasonably sized frunk. Polestar has cleverly used the previously wasted space where an engine would typically be located. This will allow drivers to conveniently stow away any cables without losing any of the boot space.
At the rear, you’ll find a large boot with plenty of space. The large and wide opening, combined with a small load lip, makes accessing and loading items into the boot effortless. Overall, the Polestar 2’s storage area is highly practical and versatile, meeting your everyday needs with ease.
Although the Polestar embraces a new and futuristic vibe, it also promotes a reassuring sense of familiarity due to its close ties with Volvo. This association ensures that quality is a given, providing peace of mind to those who choose the vehicle.
If you’re looking to buy an ex-rental Polestar 2, then contact the EV Sales team today. All of our vehicles benefit from:
- UK Delivery available
- Warranty Included
- One owner from new
- Free Charging Cables included
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