The Polestar 2 makes its much-anticipated public debut at the Geneva Motor Show, and Motor1.com is there to check out the new electrified saloon. Our video highlights the exterior styling before getting behind the wheel for a look at the Android-Auto-based infotainment display.
Gallery: Polestar 2 at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show
The Polestar 2 has an electric motor powering each axle, offering a total of 402 bhp and 487 pound-feet of torque. This setup is enough for the saloon to reach 62 miles per hour in less than 5 seconds. There's a 78-kilowatt-hour battery pack, and Polestar targets a range of 311 miles in the WLTP evaluation. An optional Performance Package adds a set of Brembo brakes with yellow callipers, an Öhlins DFV (dual-flow valve) dampers, 20-inch wheels, and gold-coloured seatbelts.
The Polestar 2 has a fairly minimalist exterior that communicates Swedish style. There are also subtle cues from the brand's close relationship with Volvo, like the Thor's-Hammer-like headlights. Inside, an 11-inch tablet is on the centre stack, in addition to a digital instrument cluster behind the steering wheel.
Polestar will build the 2 in China and will export them around the world. The base price in Europe will be €59,900 euros (approx. £51,000 at the current exchange rate), and there will also be a lower-tier variant available there starting at 39,900 euros (£34,000). If you want to see what your ideal Polestar 2 would cost, the configurator is available now.