Polestar 2 High-Riding Sedan Is Ready To Take On Tesla Model 3

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.


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  • MarketAndChurch

    A teenie bit longer and wider and it would have been perfect.

  • Frase

    I’d take that over a Tesla in a heartbeat. On design alone it beats out the Model 3.

    • Stephen G

      Your assumption is that this will be priced between $40-$50K. If the Polestar 1 is $150K then this will be in high Model S territory.

  • Bo Hanan

    The idea of a “Polestar brand” just seems ridiculous to me. I mean they look like Volvo’s! They are Volvos! And this “2” is actually an XC60 Sedan. Why not call it that.
    And I get the facade of a different brand suggest more luxury and higher prices.
    But at least do a better job of hiding the cars origins. Think Lexus as is to Toyota.

    • D3X

      Don’t think they want to hide the origins (As Volvo has a very respectable brand especially with safety), it’s a unique thing they are doing. There is cross Polestar branding even in Volvo with their Engineered Cars and Polestar software tunes in their current lineup. Approach is similar to Mercede’s AMG brand where they might drop the parent name.

      • Bo Hanan

        For the upcharge in price for Polestar- they should hide the Volvo origins.

        • D3X

          Volvo is still a premium near luxury brand, I’m not sure what you mean in terms of upcharge. Go ahead and price out the all new Volvo S60 performance trim car with Ohlins, Polestar Tune, and Brembo if you can find it (Polestar Engineered) but an R-Design would get you started…

    • Joe E

      I think they’re hedging to see whether the mass luxury market gravitates toward new, all-electric brands (like Tesla), or toward established brands who begin building EVs. Just like the Japanese brands had to launch luxury vehicles in the late ’80s / early ’90s because U.S. buyers were accustomed to luxury brands being separate from mainstream brands.

      If it turns out that most buyers are fine with buying EVs from established brands, they can always fold Polestar back into Volvo. It’s harder to “spin out” a brand, especially into an entire tier higher; just look at the Genesis mess.

  • Christian

    Ehhh Sweden and their “more than two genders” rule…

    • Able

      They think differently [and evidently much more open minded] to wherever you’re from, so what?

      • Six_Tymes

        you must be an apple drone. putting others down because they dont think like you.

      • Christian


    • Bill Nguyen

      Only 2? I thought there were at least 6 nowadays!

      • Christian

        63 ! Step your game upp

        • Bill Nguyen

          I said at least!

          • Christian

            iT’S LIKE 2019 And you don’t know how many genders there is? Jezz

  • Tinky-Winky

    So much teasing and all we get is practically the same design as concept 40.2?

  • DGC

    It looks like a better choice instead of a Tesla. Tesla cars look like they might break over a speed-bump!

  • SSS

    I don’t know much about this brand but I mean I thought they became a separate brand?
    Still using the Volvo Platform. Using the Volvo design even stealing(?) the concept design from Volvo.
    What is this brand? Are they still under Volvo?

    • Bob

      It’s being used as a vehicle for Volvo’s electrification ambitions.

      • ErnieB

        It’s like when you are embarrassed to admit something embarrassing but start with..” I have a friend that…”

        • Bob

          Right??? lol

  • Bob

    Now I REALLY want one.

  • EM1

    It might just be smart to sell them as Volvo’s here. A crossover variant will come later, but won’t that affect chances of the XC40 electric model’s success?

  • Six_Tymes

    looks very good.

  • D3X

    Amazing. One of the few brands that actually build their concepts into actual products. One to one almost!

    2016 Volvo 40.2 Concept https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/792283a32940b5377bddbb9eae0a6d18471d3408677f0190116e909565c17b6e.jpg

    2013 Volvo Concept Coupe

    In the current day and age where concepts don’t come to fruition like Subaru (WRX), BMW (Z4), Toyota (Supra). It really really is refreshing to see a brand that really sticks to their design values and executes the way they have without the false marketing and hype. Volvo/Polestar has done an amazing job these last several years!

  • TheBelltower

    Seeing how sexy Volvos are, I was expecting something better than this. This is very dumpy.

  • MarkoS

    Very nice, finally one of these things that doesn’t look like a faberge egg.

  • Bill Nguyen

    I like the way you think

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