Polestar 2: Tesla Model 3 competitor teased

Daniel Fowler
January 6, 2019

The image provides an incomplete look at the Polestar 2, revealing a seemingly flat rear window joined by full width tail lights.

We expect to start hearing lots more about Polestar 2 in February, leading up to its formal debut at the annual Geneva Motor Show. The company says its model will be sold in the Model 3 price range, which is between USD44,000 to USD62,000 before incentives in the United States. The automaker also emphasized that Polestar 2 will take direct aim at Tesla's Model 3.

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Though details surrounding the auto are limited for now, it is clear that the Polestar 2 will shun a hybrid powertrain in favour of an all-electric setup. The company says that the Polestar 2 will come with a range in access of 480 km to a single charge.

Polestar's press release calls the new system "Google Android HMI", though the functionality mentioned sounds exactly like what the Android Automotive demos from last year's Google I/O offered. At the time, the company had got a new team on board to assist the brand in developing electrified high-performance cars. Google has a similar deal in place with the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance. As far as we can tell, this may be the first real competitor against the Model 3. Volvo has already suggested that model will have a range in the vicinity of 250 miles and a starting price of $35,000 and $40,000. Don't Miss: Amazon is blowing out Apple Watches at deep discounts, today only Volvo plans to officially unveil the auto in just a few short months, if not sooner, but a few of the vehicle's more eye-catching specs have already been disclosed.

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