The Polestar 2 arrives in Spain: prices, autonomy and where to buy it

Polestar officially lands in Spain with the launch of the electric Polestar 2. A sedan that had been reaping success for months in other European countries and now arrives in our country with a sales model focused on digital and a lower price than its toughest rival, the Tesla Model 3.

Polestar was born as an electrified brand, first with the exclusive plug-in hybrid Polestar 1 and later with the fully electric Polestar 2. While the former was a very expensive coupé, the Polestar 2 aims to be a volume model. It will not be easy, as its biggest rival, the Tesla Model 3, is a true bestseller at the European level, although Polestar has already begun to outsell brands of old ancestry. And it will continue to expand, as the Swedish brand will launch a new model every year for the next three years.

Polestar 2 prices in Spain

In Spain, the Polestar 2 will be sold with three different versions (plus a fourth that makes up the Performance package). Is it availabe from 47,190 euros (before possible aid from the Moves III Plan) for the version with a 69 kWh battery and 474 kilometers of autonomy. This access version has an electric motor on the front axle that delivers 231 hp and 330 Nm of torque.

Polestar 2.

In the version with a single motor and large battery (78 kWh), the Polestar 2 offers up to 542 kilometers of autonomy (WLTP). Below are the prices of the entire Polestar 2 range in Spain:

  • Polestar 2 Standard Range Single engine (231 hp, 474 km of autonomy): 47,190 euros
  • Polestar 2 Long Range Single engine (231 hp, 542 km of autonomy): 50,190 euros
  • Polestar 2 Long Range Dual engine (408 hp, 482 km of autonomy): 53,190 euros
  • Polestar 2 Long Range Dual engine with Performance package (476 hp and 680 Nm of torque): 60,400 euros

The Performance package costs 6,000 euros and adds, in addition to a software update to increase power and torque, polished black 20″ forged wheels, gold Brembo front brake calipers with perforated brake discs, shock absorbers adjustable Öhlins and gold accents on the seat belts and valve caps.

Polestar included in the price 3 years of vehicle maintenance or 50,000 km, 3 years of connected services, 3 years of roadside assistance and 3 years of warranty (or 100,000 km) for the vehicle.

where to buy it

Polestar cars they are bought online through a totally digital process, through the Polestar official website. However, the brand also has some physical stores, called Polestar Space, where you can see the car in person, climb inside, touch it and drive it before deciding on your purchase. Logically, in the stores there will be brand personnel to explain any detail of the car.

Polestar will open two physical stores in Barcelona and Madrid.

In the Polestar Space it will also be possible to configure the Polestar 2 to suit the client and formalize the purchase process there. The first Polestar Space in Spain is scheduled to open to the public next June in Barcelona, ​​followed by another in Madrid. The first deliveries to customers will take place in October this year.

Standard equipment

The Polestar 2 is not only committed to sustainability in its ‘zero emissions’ engine. Also in the interior, which has a good proportion of recycled and recyclable materials, and dispenses with materials of animal origin (optionally you can choose with leather upholstery).

Another highlight is the incorporation of the Android Automotive infotainment system with integrated Google services and applications. Typical vehicle functions coexist with Google Assistant, Google Maps with electric vehicle support, or Google Play. Despite this, it also has connectivity with Apple CarPlay. It mounts an 11-inch touch screen, 4 USB-C connectors (2 front and 2 rear) and an audio system with 8 speakers and 250 W.

The Polestar’s multimedia system has Android Automotive operating system.

The standard equipment also includes the ‘Polestar Digital Key’ digital key; power tailgate with foot operation; embossed textile upholstery with 3D engraved decoration; heated front seats with electrically adjustable lumbar support; front and rear parking sensors with rear camera; full-LED headlights with automatic high beams; dual-zone automatic climate control with programmed preconditioning; 19-inch wheels; 12V socket in the trunk; front trunk (41 liters); ISOFIX in the passenger seat and the two outer rear seats; AC charging station cable (6 meters, Mode 3, Type 2) and a home charging cable (7 meters, Mode 2, Type 2, Schuko). Logically, there are also no lack of OTA (over-the-air) software updates.

What are the rivals of Polestar 2?

Among the rivals of the Polestar 2 are some of the most advanced electric of the moment. By approach, size, features and prices, we can consider three direct rivals: the Hyundai IONIQ 5, the Kia EV6 and the Tesla Model 3. Depending on the version, we could also include the BMW i4, although it is worth clarifying.

The Hyundai IONIQ 5 It starts at 42,410 euros in its access version (4,780 euros cheaper than the Polestar 2) but it is less powerful and has considerably less autonomy (170 hp and 384 km). The Hyundai IONIQ 5 with 218 hp and a 73 kWh battery (481 km of autonomy) costs 45,510 euros, a price that remains competitive compared to the Swedish model.

Hyundai's Ioniq 5 Electric.
The Hyundai Ioniq 5 is one of the Polestar 2’s toughest rivals.

Something similar happens with the Kia EV6: the access version (170 hp and 58 kWh battery) costs 44,825 euros and has a range of 394 km. The version of the Kia EV6 closest to or comparable in performance to the Polestar 2 is the EV6 with 229 hp (rear-wheel drive) and a 77 kWh battery, which has 528 kilometers of autonomy and costs 48,725 euros.

For his part, the Tesla Model 3 It is priced from 51,990 euros after the last price increase. That price corresponds to the rear-wheel drive version and 60 kWh battery, which homologates 491 km of autonomy in the WLTP cycle.

The BMW i4 It is more expensive (starting at 61,900 euros), but it beats the Polestar in almost everything. The German model is a noticeably larger car (177 mm longer, specifically), has a larger trunk, more autonomy (589 kilometers) and a more powerful fast charge (205 kW in direct current).

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