Most new EVs either look too normal to stand out or too strange to entice regular consumers, butperfectly lands in that middle ground. To my eyes, this is one of the first truly cool EVs -- at least in terms of more affordable cars. And when it comes to new segments and emerging tech, sometimes being cool is the most important thing.
I live in Los Angeles, where hybrids and EVs are common -- basically every other car you see is a Tesla. But the Polestar really grabs peoples' attention. Chalk some of that up to it being new and some of it to its lack of badging -- either way, most people just don't know the hell it is. They just know it's something new and cool, and want to learn more about it.
It's hard to categorize the Polestar 2. At first glance it looks like a traditional sedan, but it's got a fastback rear end with a hatch instead of a trunk. The Polestar has a higher ride height than most sedans (it's an inch taller than a BMW 3 Series but more than 4 inches shorter in length) and SUV-like body cladding, making it a bit of a pseudo-crossover. However you classify it, the Polestar 2 is an extremely handsome car, with minimal body surfacing and great proportions.
The Good ~ Fantastic stying inside and out ~ Super quick and fun to drive ~ Great Google infotainment system
The Bad ~ Less range than Tesla ~ Only comes in one expensive configuration ~ Limited servicing network
The Bottom Line The Polestar 2 is a great-driving EV that's cooler and easier to live with than a Tesla.
While Polestar doesn't say anything about a potential production version, it sure seems possible.
With more power, a stiffer chassis, grippy tires and bigger brakes, this experimental Polestar 2 definitely piques our interest.
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The 3 will share a platform with the next-generation Volvo XC90.
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An OTA update to the electric sedan and a new Polestar app bring new functionality to the Polestar 2.
Matte bullion paint, anyone?
Sweden's stunning plug-in-hybrid luxury coupe will be even harder to miss in this matte finish.