POLESTAR has shared more information on the ‘2’ and ‘3’, its all-electric mainstream models that will follow the ‘1’ hybrid super-coupe.The swedish brand has revealed the Polestar 2 will cost about £35,000 when it goes on sale in early 2020.
In-line with the firm’s all-electric focus, Polestar has confirmed that neither model will get an internal combustion engine, unlike the ‘1’.
The ‘2’ is considered a mainstream rival to the Tesla Model 3, with the Swedish firm calling out its American competitor by name when announcing its new crossover last year.
Unlike the ‘1’ saloon, the ‘2’ will be available in right-hand-drive, while prices are expected to start at about £35,000 – directly comparable to the Tesla.
While it is possible to buy models outright, Polestar is pushing its new subscription model, which lets motorists pay monthly for packages much like a mobile phone.
However, chief executive Thomas Ingenlath played down the model’s chances of dominating the Model 3 in the market, telling motoring magazine Auto Express: “We are not saying it’s a Tesla killer, we are here to vividly compete with them in the market.
We will launch Polestar 2 in the second half of 2019 and production will begin around the start of 2020.”
Details on the ‘3’ are even scarcer, but we do know it will be an SUV with a low, coupe-like roofline, and will be built on the same production line as the ‘1’ in Chengdu, China.
The ‘2’ will be built elsewhere, as the existing factory cannot handle the expected 50,000-plus annual units.