Today’s the day Polestar officially lifts the veils off its second model but the first images of the Polestar 2 have already been leaked.
We came across them on Electrek and the most striking thing about them is they reveal the silhouette of a high-riding sedan that reminds a lot of Volvo’s Concept 40.2 from three years ago. Designed to compete with the Tesla Model 3, the Polestar 2 is similarly sized to Tesla’s smallest car, although the dimensions haven’t been released yet.
It also seems to have a higher ground clearance thanks to a “Cross Country” package that also features plastic cladding on the wheel arches and the lower part of the bumpers.
The headlights adopt Volvo’s familiar “Thor hammer” signature while the taillights go for the “lobster claw” look. However, unlike on the Concept 40.2, the taillights are united by an LED light strip that spans the entire width of the car.
Not much is known about Polestar’s first all-electric model — the Polestar 1 being a plug-in hybrid. Reports suggest it uses two electric motors with a combined output of 395 hp (400 PS) and it has a driving range of up to 310 miles (500 km). We’ll soon find out if that’s the case since Polestar will officially unveil the car in a matter of minutes as part of an exclusively online event in Gothenburg, Sweden you can watch in the live video below. The Polestar 2 will debut in the metal at the Geneva Motor Show next month.
Until then, it must be said the Polestar 2 will be the world’s first production car to feature Google’s all-new Android HMI infotainment system. Thus, it will offer popular services like Google Assistant, Maps and the official Play Store as standard.