By B. O’Hare
Polestar has revealed a new single-motor version of the 2 fastback. Featuring the same 78kWh battery pack as the current Polestar 2, the single-motor variant is front-wheel drive and is expected to manage more range. How much more range? Quite a lot, according to Polestar. The AWD version of the 2 that is currently on sale is good for 233 miles on the EPA cycle, and Polestar reckon the single-motor version will manage a 260 mile EPA rating.
A ‘simplified’ version of the dual-motor Polestar 2 is also on the way. With a more basic spec, it should have a more competitive price point than the Launch Edition. Both the single-motor and ‘simplified’ AWD Polestar 2s will be available with new option packages that include a heat pump. Like the Launch Edition, they will also feature Google Assistant and OTA (Over-The-Air) updates as standard.
US pricing for both is yet to be revealed, but is expected to be much closer to the likes of the base Tesla Model 3 SR+ than the current Launch Edition Polestar 2, which starts at $59,900 before any incentives or destination charges have been factored in.
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