- Polestar is updating the two for the 2024 mannequin yr with further vary and energy.
- The bottom mannequin, which beforehand had a single motor powering the entrance wheels, is now rear-wheel drive.
- Vary will increase to 300 miles for the single-motor model and 270 miles for the dual-motor model.
Polestar has been constantly bettering the 2 electrical automobile since its debut, and the 2024 mannequin yr brings some vital revisions that enhance the four-door hatchback’s vary and energy. There are additionally some visible variations and extra gear.
Energy is up throughout the board, with the bottom single-motor mannequin going from 231 hp as much as 299 hp, the dual-motor mannequin rising from 408 hp to 421 hp, and the two with the Efficiency package deal providing 455 hp. Extra considerably, the single-motor automobile now has its electrical motor powering the rear wheels fairly than the fronts. Even the all-wheel-drive dual-motor mannequin now has extra of a rear bias, Polestar says, and the entrance motor can disengage beneath sure circumstances. The corporate claims that every mannequin is faster than earlier than, and we sit up for driving the up to date automobiles to see how the shift to rear-wheel drive (and the reconfigured AWD system) impacts dealing with.
A bigger battery for the single-motor automobile will increase vary from 270 miles as much as 300 miles. The twin-motor automobiles have the identical battery as earlier than, however Polestar says that enhancements in effectivity assist it ship a bit extra vary than earlier than, too, with the EPA estimate rising from 260 miles to 270 miles.
Polestar has not but launched pricing, however we anticipate it to rise considerably from the present automobile’s beginning value of $49,800 for the single-motor automobile and $53,300 for the dual-motor automobile. You may get extra gear in your cash, although, as the bottom automobile now has driver-assistance options as normal and the dual-motor automobile now comes with the Pilot package deal as normal. Polestar says the up to date automobile will go on sale later this yr.
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