Polestar introduced the stunning 1 coupe last October and now the company has revealed some new details about its upcoming 2 which will battle the Tesla Model 3.
Speaking with Roadshow, Polestar CEO Thomas Ingenlath said the upcoming 2 will be built on Volvo’s Compact Modular Architecture (CMA) which underpins the XC40 and Lynk & Co 01. The model will debut in mid-2019 which coincides with the launch of the 1.
Little is known about the car but the company has previously said it will have a fully electric powertrain and become the “first battery electric vehicle (BEV) from the Volvo Car Group.” At the time, Polestar stated the mid-sized EV will “join the competition around the Tesla Model 3.”
A few years later, Polestar will introduce the 3 and Ingenlath confirmed it will ride on the “electric architecture of SPA 2.” The executive went on to say the 3 will be the first vehicle to bring the platform to market.
Polestar has already confirmed the 3 will be a “larger SUV-style BEV” which will slot between the 1 and 2 in terms of pricing and volume.
Despite being based on Volvo platforms, Ingenlath said the upcoming models are “not just electric Volvos. They stand for something different.”
We’ll get a better idea of that separation once the Polestar 1 is launched. The car is based on the SPA platform and has a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine as well as two electric motors that power the rear wheels. This setup enables the model to produce a combined output of 600 hp (447 kW) and 737 lb-ft (1,000 Nm) of torque.
Note: Polestar 1 pictured