2024 Polestar 2 Goes To The Gym, Gets More Power And Range For The New Model Year

When Polestar first revealed the Polestar 2 it represented a key step for the upstart EV brand. However, it was far from perfect, and it had some noticeable flaws in executing the finer details. Polestar is out to change that, and has revealed the 2024 Polestar 2 which brings more power, range, and tweaked styling to buyers.


Tweaks Outside Hide Big Polestar 2 Changes Inside

At first glance, it might seem like there isn’t alot going on with the exterior styling only receiving minor tweaks including the front mounted “SmartZone” panel that houses the bulk of the Polestar 2’s sensors for its advanced driver assistance technology as well as the front mounted camera. But look past some of these subtle changes and you’ll discover that the bulk of the changes are found on the inside, with Polestar upgrading the EV’s performance hardware.

The base model swaps out front-wheel drive for rear-wheel drive while an all-new electric motor helps pump power up to 299 hp (a noticeable gain over the outgoing model’s 231 hp) with the sprint to 60 mph being achieved in 5.9 seconds. Meanwhile, the dual-motor model now makes 421 hp (up from 408 hp) and it now has a new rear-drive bias in power delivery which helps enhance performance. An optional Performance Package raises things up further to 455 hp with these models making the sprint to 60 mph in 4.1 seconds. Polestar also claims that the front electric motor can be disengaged when it’s not needed, with the front mounted motor having the ability to be re-linked when the CUV is pushed into spirited driving.

Long-range versions of the single motor model get an all-new 82 kWh battery that allow them to get 300 miles of range while the dual-motor variants get a slightly smaller 78 kWh battery pack that lets them get 270 miles on a charge. Polestar is clearly targeting Tesla with these updates and it appears that this version of the Polestar 2 might finally have the fine details to help it compete better with that benchmark brand.


When Can I Buy One?

Polestar didn’t release full pricing for the 2024 Polestar 2 lineup, but did confirm that the revamped model will be making its way to dealerships later this year. Look for pricing information and other lingering details to eb released closer to its on-sale date.