A SmartZone front grille panel inspired by the Polestar 3 housing the front-facing camera and mid-range radar.
Significant improvements have been made to the 2024 Polestar 2 electric fastback, including increased power, performance, and range.
The Tesla Model 3 competitor now has all-new electric motors, a more powerful battery, and
sustainability enhancements. It also receives a new high-tech front end modeled after the Polestar 3 SUV and its SmartZone “grille.”
The 2024 Polestar 2 adopts the SmartZone front panel, which houses the vehicle’s front-facing camera and mid-range radar, in addition to stylistic modifications. The sole other design upgrade pertains to the Performance Pack’s 20-inch forged alloy wheels, which have been updated to bring the sportiest Polestar 2 model in line with its Polestar 3 counterpart. In addition, Michelin all-season tires are now available for the standard 19-inch rims.
As with the Volvo XC40 and C40 Recharge, the powertrain of both Polestar 2 models consists of electric motors and inverters of the next generation, which are said to boost both efficiency and performance.
Powered by a new permanent magnet motor and silicon carbide inverter, the single-motor edition now features rear-wheel drive. The new motor produces 295 horsepower (220 kilowatts) and 361 pound-feet of torque at its power (489 Newton-meters).
Significant gains of 67 horsepower (50 kW) and 118 lb-ft (160 Nm) over the FWD model it replaces. Consequently, the 2024 Polestar 2 Single Motor accelerates from 0 to 60 miles per hour in 5.9 seconds (an improvement of 1.1 seconds). Additionally, the rear-wheel-drive Polestar 2 receives a new, larger 82-kWh battery pack.
The powertrain of the 2024 Polestar 2 Dual Motor is updated with the addition of two new electric motors that provide increased power, torque, and rear-drive bias. The twin motor type utilizes the new rear motor as its primary drive source, with a new asynchronous motor supporting the front axle. However, the previously available 78-kWh battery remains.
The motors now generate 415 hp (310 kW) and 546 lb-ft (739 Nm), up from the original 402 hp (300 kW) and 487 lb-ft (659 Nm), resulting in considerably improved traction, greater overall efficiency, and enhanced performance.
The 0–60 mph sprint is now completed in 4.3 seconds by the Polestar 2 Dual Motor or in 4.1 seconds by the Polestar 2 Dual Motor with the optional Performance Pack, which has a lower power rating of 449 horsepower (336 kW). The Performance Pack can be purchased as a downloadable over-the-air performance software upgrade for all qualified dual-motor vehicles.
The front motor can now be totally removed when not required and re-engaged when the driver desires greater power.
Gains of 30 miles (RWD) and 10 miles (AWD) in range (AWD)
In terms of efficiency, Polestar anticipates range enhancements for both powertrain choices as a result of the optimized power distribution from the higher-power motors. The EPA-estimated range for the dual-motor model has increased by 10 miles (16 km) to 270 miles (434 kilometers), according to the manufacturer.
The new 82-kWh battery increases the range of the single-motor vehicle by 30 miles (48 kilometers) to 300 miles (483 km). As a result, the 2024 Polestar 2 model with a single motor has faster DC fast charging capabilities of up to 205 kW, compared to 155 kW for vehicles with a 78-kWh motor pack and two motors.
In addition to these modifications to the powertrain, Polestar has modified the standard equipment to increase overall value and convenience. For instance, the wireless phone charging and Driver Awareness features are now standard on all models, whereas the Pilot Pack safety suite is included on the dual-motor North American version.
The 2024 Polestar 2 is now available for pre-order, with initial US deliveries anticipated to commence later this year.