2023 Polestar 2: Preview, Pricing, Photos, Release Date

Sarah Willis
Contributing Writer - May 2, 2022

Model Preview

Polestar recently announced that its current sole model, the Polestar 2, is being updated for the 2023 model year. Many of the changes pertain to the impact that the vehicle has on the environment, the company wants more transparency in regard to the manufacturing process of the car. However, there will also be a few design and spec changes for improved efficiency and appearance.

The first of the appearance changes for the 2 are new exterior colors: Space, which replaces the previous color Void, and Jupiter, which replaces Moon. Polestar describes these as metallic black (Space) and gold-gray with red flakes (Jupiter). There are also new wheel designs for the standard 19-inch and optional 20-inch wheels, which resembles a blunt-tipped star. On the inside, the panoramic glass roof receives a removable shade and the app-connected cabin air filter receives an upgrade. Polestar is very serious about its interior material being made at least in part from recycled materials and includes vegan options for upholstery. The ventilated Nappa Leather seats now come in new colors and trim.

Polestar has given the standard range single motor version of the 2 an increased battery capacity and faster charging in the European market. This battery now provides 69 kWh which means the range and motor output have increased. This may not translate to the American market, and the official specs haven’t been clarified. The current Polestar 2 is rated at a range of 270 miles for the single motor. We're hoping to see the 2023 model available with a longer range. The 2023 Polestar 2 is getting a heat pump in the optional Plus Pack that runs at a more optimal temperature which should help to increase the range, as well.

Polestar is doing what it can to lower its carbon footprint by using low-carbon aluminum in its tires and battery tray as well as using blockchain technology to find ethically sourced materials such as mica and cobalt. The automaker is hoping this will reduce CO2e emissions by around 1,653 pounds per car.

Pricing & Release Date

We don’t have a release date from Polestar yet on the 2, however, we do know that the automaker plans to reveal the Polestar 3 later this year. There is a chance that the 2023 model year of the 2 will become available around the same time.

We also don’t have information on pricing for the 2023 Polestar 2, yet. It will likely be a bit higher than the current MSRP of $47,200.

As an electric car, the Polestar 2 is in a rapidly growing segment. Because of this, it may face off against competition such as the Tesla Model 3, BMW i3, Hyundai Ioniq EV, and Chevy Bolt EV.

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