With development of the Polestar 1 still underway, the wholly-owned subsidiary of Volvo Cars has now teased the arrival of the Polestar 2. Unlike the first model from the company, which is a high-performance PHEV coupe, its second offering will be fully electric and takes the shape of a four-door fastback.
The accompanying image is your only view of the car that you’re going to get for now, and it reveals cues such as muscular haunches, a rather large rear window and slim taillights.
According to the company, production of the Polestar 2 will only start shortly after the Polestar 1 begins rolling off assembly lines later this year.
The company’s first battery electric vehicle is claimed to offer 483 km of range on a single charge and 400 hp from its powertrain. All final specifications will be announced later on, Polestar says.
Given the importance of connectivity in vehicles, the Polestar 2 will debut a new infotainment system that is based on Google’s Android operating system, which also includes an in-car version of Google Assistant.
The Polestar 2 will look to take on the Tesla Model 3 not just in terms of performance, but also in price. The company says its model will be sold in the Model 3 price range, which is between USD44,000 to USD62,000 before incentives in the United States.
Besides conventional cash sales, the vehicle will also be available on a subscription basis that Polestar says is a more premium version of its sister brand’s Care by Volvo package.
After the Polestar 1 and 2, the company will bring out an SUV model that is ambitiously called the Polestar 3.
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