The Polestar 2 is an all-electric 5-door liftback produced by the Swedish automaker Volvo under its Polestar sub-brand.
The concept car was originally called Volvo Concept 40.2. It was designed by Thomas Ingenlath along side with Volvo Concept 40.1 which later became the basis of the XC40. These two concept cars were both unveiled in 2016. However, Volvo decided to shift more focus on small crossovers later that year. Therefore, Polestar picked the 40.2 as their basis for their Polestar 2 design. Volvo's exterior design chief Maximilian Missoni tweaked the car's taillights, grille, and wheels in order to differentiate as a standalone vehicle.
The production version was officially unveiled on 27 February 2019 during an internet livestream and made its first public appearance at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show, also in February. The prices are expected to start at US$63,000 and €59,900.
It is the second car under the Polestar brand after the Polestar 1. Polestar 1 is however a plug-in hybrid and limited production vehicle, making the Polestar 2 the first BEV and mass production Polestar vehicle in the Volvo Car Group.
The Polestar 2 is also the first car with Google's Android Automotive operating system built in.
Type: 1-speed fixed gear
Ranges: 470 km (292 mi)
Battery Capacity: 78 kWh
Motor Power: EFAD + ERAD combined power 300 kW