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Polestar have finished production the of the Launch Edition and have now released three new variants. The price is now starting from £39,900

Whats interesting is how this points to a potential future 'true' performance model as hinted by Mr Ingenlath... a single motor is clearly capable of 231hp, so could we see at least a 460-470hp output with a reduced consumption/range??

A few new things to note... Polestar have now added two new interior options, Charcoal & Zinc Embossed Textile and these two options have the 3D Etched trim. The Barley Leather remains the only option at an extra cost of £4000  (I personally really like the look of the Zinc and had I had the option I'd have chosen that over the WeaveTech).

Quite a big one is the introduction of a new Heat Pump in the Plus Pack... that will be a welcome option for new owners whom are yet to order.

 

The Polestar.com Configurator has now been updated.

The new variants are as follows:

Long Range Dual Motor 78kWh
Output: 300kW (408hp) 660Nm
Consumption WLTP: 31.4-32.6 kWh/100 miles
Range WLTP: 279-298 miles

Long Range Single Motor 78kWh
Output: 170 kW (231 hp) 330Nm
Consumption WLTP: 27.5-29.4 kWh/100 miles
Range WLTP: 320-335 miles

Standard Range Single Motor 64kWh
Output: 165 kW (224hp) 330Nm
Consumption WLTP: 27.5-28.9 kWh/100 miles
Range WLTP: 260-273 miles

The removal of the Launch Edition means Polestar have now introduced optional extras in the form of 'Packs':

Packs:

Performance Pack - £5000
Plus Pack - £4000
Pilot Pack - £3000

To further improve accessibility, optional equipment packs have been designed to add value without plaguing the ordering process with too many single options. The existing optional Performance Pack remains available for the Long range Dual motor variant only, and includes adjustable Öhlins dampers, Brembo brakes, forged 20-inch alloy wheels and signature ‘Swedish gold’ details inside and out.

The Plus and Pilot packs, which have previously been standard on the launch version, are now optional.

The Plus Pack includes high-level premium equipment like the full-length panoramic glass roof, premium Harman Kardon audio system with 13 speakers, heated steering wheel, heated rear seats and wipers, WeaveTech upholstery, Black Ash deco panels, fully-electric heated front seats with memory, and a new heat pump.

The heat pump reduces the need to use valuable battery capacity to prepare and sustain the cabin climate. It capitalises ambient heat, as well as residual thermal energy from the drivetrain, to reduce climatization load by as much as 50%. In colder climates and most effectively between 5-15 degrees Celsius, as much as 10% can be gained in range. Constant development also means that future improvements and more significant gains can be deployed via OTA updates.

The Pilot Pack includes enhanced safety and driver assistance features, such as the Pixel LED headlights with LED front fog lights, Driver Assistance with Adaptive Cruise Control and Pilot Assist, a 360-degree surround view camera, all-round parking sensors, and Driver Awareness including Blind Spot Information System (BLIS) with steering support, Cross Traffic Alert with brake support, and Rear Collision Warning.

A handful of specific single options remain available, including ventilated Nappa leather upholstery (requires Plus Pack), metallic paint, 20-inch alloy wheels and a semi-electric folding tow bar.

 

It's exciting times ahead as these changes will enable even more people to own a Polestar 2 and help push future development in forthcoming model upgrades/refreshes.

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