Polestar 2 – the not-so-attractive sequel to a very handsome coupe

Remember the Polestar 1? When it was first unveiled last year, most went head over heels for it but Polestar’s sequel, the Polestar 2, is like Hangover 2 movie to the original release.

Does it not remind you of the forgettable BMW 3-series and 5-series GTs? What body style is that exactly? In my opinion, it simply has no place on this planet. Ship it off to Mars, let us not suffer visually from this travesty anymore.

As much as we’re not in favour of the hunchback design of the rear section, the tail lights on the Polestar 2 is quite something to behold.

Criticisms aside, it does pack more than a few gizmos to excite even the most tech-reclusive soul. The rear lights are made up of 280 LEDs that perform a rather unique welcome sequence when you’re approaching the car.

Getting closer, you don’t even need a key to unlock it. Instead, by using the Bluetooth function on your smartphone, the Polestar 2 can be unlocked from 1.5 metres away.

Once you’re inside, there are sensors embedded into the driver seat to detect that the driver is seated before it automatically fires the car up.

The Polestar 2 is powered by two electric motors, with each producing 204 hp and 330 Nm – effectively offering all-wheel drive capabilities. 0 to 100 km/h is expected to rival that of the Volkswagen Golf R, with a time of under five seconds.



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