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Polestar 2 Gets More-Affordable Entry-Level Version for 2022

2022 Polestar 2 | Photo: Polestar
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Derek Boshouwers
The sub-$50,000 price point gets buyers only two-wheel drive, however

Those interested in a Polestar 2 but constrained by budget considerations can now take a second look at the sleek EV from Volvo’s new electric-vehicle brand. For 2022, the model will be available in a new entry-level extended-range version, with a starting price just south of $50,000.

There’s good and bad news in this announcement. Good: The extended-range powertrain of this variant does deliver 426 km of range (according to the EPA assessment). Bad: it has but one motor, which means no all-wheel-drive is possible. Good: Its price point of $49,900 makes it eligible for the Quebec provincial government EV incentive. Bad: It is not eligible for the federal incentive.

The 2WD version of the Polestar 2 delivers an output of 231 hp to the front wheels. It joins the existing two-motor (and thus all-wheel drive) version already available, which offers 408 hp and a greater range for 2022, growing from 375 last year to over 400 km now. Price point for that version is $56,900, which means that it also sees its pricing slashed in comparison with last year ($69,900)., 100% online, shop for your next car, buy online and get it delivered to you anywhere in Quebec!

2022 Polestar 2, profile
2022 Polestar 2, profile | Photo: Polestar

Customers will also have a selection of packages and options available to them to make their 2022 Polestar 2 more attractive and more expensive. Notably, the $4,500 Pilot package brings with it a series of added drive assist systems (adaptive cruise, blind spot detection, rear cross-traffic alert, 360-degree parking sensors, etc.).

The Plus package delivers comfort/convenience amenities like a panoramic sunroof, premium harmon/kardon sound and a mechanical pump for heating the battery pack. Cost: $5,000.

The third option is the Performance package, which promises to alter the on-road dynamics of the Polestar 2 via the addition of adaptive suspension, 20-inch alloy wheels shod with Continental sport tires, Brembo brakes and assorted visual touches to advertise the car’s performance chops. Note that this package, costing $6,000, is only available with the two-motor variant.

Polestar is inviting those interested to place their orders starting now, with deliveries set to begin towards the end of this year.

2022 Polestar 2, rear
2022 Polestar 2, rear | Photo: Polestar
Derek Boshouwers
Derek Boshouwers
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