Leak confirmed: MY24 Polestar 2 switches to RWD, increases range, power and safety inclusions

Polestar Australia has launched specs for a serious refresh of the Polestar 2 electrical automotive, following on from rumours throughout the previous few days that the MY24 Polestar 2 could be fairly completely different from final years mannequin.

MY24 Polestar 2 Variant Drivetrain Battery capability Max charging pace, DC Preliminary vary, WLTP Energy Torque 0-100 km/h
Lengthy vary Twin motor with Efficiency Pack AWD 82 kWh 205 kW As much as 592 km 350 kW 740 Nm 4.2s
Lengthy vary Twin motor AWD 82 kWh 205 kW As much as 592 km 310 kW 740 Nm 4.5s
Lengthy vary Single motor RWD 82 kWh 205 kW As much as 635 km 220 kW 490 Nm 6.2s
Commonplace vary Single motor RWD 69 kWh 135 kW As much as 518 km 200 kW 490 Nm 6.4s

Australian prospects will be capable to order the mannequin 12 months 2024 Polestar 2 within the second quarter of 2023 by way of polestar.com/au. First deliveries are anticipated within the third quarter of 2023.

It is a lot greater than only a visible refresh because the Polestar 2 is about to hitch it’s cousin the Volvo XC40 in being rear wheel drive.

There are additionally vary, energy and acceleration enhancements, particularly for the lengthy vary Polestar 2 variants which change to a bigger 82kWh CATL battery with 27 modules. The usual vary battery stays at 69kWh however adjustments to 24 modules provided by LG Chem and the vary will increase resulting from improved effectivity.

Commonplace inclusions are additionally set to extend, frankly at this value level these ought to have all been within the base and premium fashions from the automotive’s first launch:

  • Wi-fi telephone charging pad
  • 360-degree encompass view digicam
  • Blind Spot Data System (BLIS) with steering help
  • Cross Site visitors Alert with brake help
  • Rear Collision Warning and Mitigation
  • Computerized dimming exterior mirrors

Charging time considerably improves for the lengthy vary variants which now have a high pace of 205kW in comparison with the earlier 150kW. After all that is solely helpful if utilizing a extremely quick charger like an Evie or Chargefox 350kW location.

The brand new entrance finish is now referred to as SmartZone and just like the upcoming Polestar 3, the SmartZone hosts lively security options, together with the entrance going through digicam and mid-range radar.

Impressively though the batteries, motors and efficiency have improved, carbon emissions for MY24 Polestar 2 variants with 82 kWh batteries have come down by 1.1 tonnes to five.9 tonnes per automotive (beforehand 7 tonnes per automotive), because of improved cell chemistry. A full life cycle evaluation (LCA) is deliberate later in 2023.

Polestar CEO, Thomas Ingenlath commented:

“Usually within the automotive business, a facelift introduces superficial visible adjustments that always destroy the unique intention of the automotive’s design theme”.

“With the brand new mannequin 12 months Polestar 2, we somewhat went beneath the floor and upgraded substantial tech and mechanical parts of the electrical drivetrain. That is the most effective Polestar 2 but, and with the up to date entrance design with the brand new SmartZone, the most effective wanting one, too”.

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