2024 Polestar 2 Electric Vehicle

Usually, a facelifted car is, well, just facelifted. Not the updated Polestar 2 though. The redesigned exterior – which reflects the design language premiered by Polestar 3 – may be on the subtle side of things but it is an entirely different story under the surface. The most important updates to the 2024 Polestar 2 ought to be the all-new electric motors, a new battery system, and rear-wheel drive for the single-motor versions – the first for a Polestar.

2024 Polestar 2 Electric Vehicle

The 2024 Polestar 2 is a facelift unlike no other. While the outgoing model’s output peaks at 170 kW and 330 Nm, the new motor on the incoming Polestar 2 produces 220 kW (299 HP) and 490 Nm (361 lb-ft) of torque which affords it to wipe the century sprint (0-100 km/h or 0-62 mph) 1.2 seconds quicker, at 6.2 seconds.

While the dual-motor version is all-wheel-drive, it now has a rear-drive bias that increases driving pleasure and performance afforded by a completed re-balanced drivetrain setup and torque ratio. The new rear motor is the primary drive source, paired with a new asynchronous motor on the front axle. The result is a higher total output of 310 kW (412 HP) and 740 Nm (546 lb-ft), which is 10 kW and 80 Nm more than the current model) which affords it a 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph) sprint in 4.5 seconds.

2024 Polestar 2 Electric Vehicle

For customers with an insatiable appetite for horsepower and speed, the optional Performance Pack offers up to 350 kW (476 HP) of peak power output that will make 0-100 km/h in 4.2 seconds.

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In the battery department, most markets will get upgraded lithium-ion batteries. Basically, there are two battery systems across four variants.

With the exception of the standard range single motor model, which features a 69 kWh battery that supports a max charging speed (DC) of 135 kW and a range of 518 km (322 miles), the rest of the models, namely, long-range single motor, long-range dual motor, and long-range dual motor with Performance Pack, are paired with an 82 kWh system that supports 205 W max charging speed (DC).

2024 Polestar 2 Electric Vehicle

Naturally, the range varies depending on the electric drivetrain setup, and so is the power. Standard range single motor has a peak power output of 200 kW (272 HP) and 490 Nm (361 lb-ft) of torque. Meanwhile, the long-range single motor, which is the 220 kW motor mentioned above, has the longest range of up to 635 km (395 miles).

Finally, the long-range dual motor and the long-range dual motor with Performance Pack, which power and torque were also mentioned earlier, have a range of 592 km (368 miles).

The standard equipment has also been revised. The new Polestar 2 will come standard with Driver Awareness, which includes Blind Spot Information System (BLIS) with steering support, Cross Traffic Alert with brake support, and Rear Collision Warning and Mitigation, plus 360-degree surround view camera, automatic dimming exterior mirrors, and wireless phone charger.

2024 Polestar 2 Electric Vehicle

The 2024 Polestar 2 Electric Vehicle Announced is available to order now at Polestar.com in European markets with a starting price of €50,190 (about US$54,627 today). First deliveries are expected in Q3 2023.

All images courtesy of Polestar.