Polestar 2 2024 long-term test

One question that has remained pre- and post-facelift concerns the 2’s ride, which is firm. This again was shown in our road test on 20in wheels, but this car has 195, and so far the ride is better than I remember it being. That back-to-back comparison with the range-topper will be revealing for more than one reason, then.

One big part of the appeal of the 2 is its range, or more precisely its efficiency. The official range is a remarkable 406 miles, which as ever should be taken with a pinch of salt, yet in early testing I’m routinely passing the magic 300-mile barrier and pushing 330 miles on occasion.

This is a car with huge visual appeal inside and out and, my early experiences suggest, increased levels of driver appeal and even better efficiency.

I was apprehensive the day the 2 arrived for fear of it not being as good or as memorable in a soggy British spring as it was in a glorious Californian autumn, but it has already put those worries to bed.

Second Opinion

I thought the updated 2 was great when I first drove it: fast, frugal and pretty cool looking. Then I sat in the back of it and thought it was less great. I’m really interested to see if Mark’s rear-seat passengers find sitting virtually on the rear axle as grating and as nausea-inducing as I did, or if I was just being a typically fussy road tester.

Murray Scullion

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Polestar 2 Long Range Single Motor specification

Specs: Price New £48,950 Price as tested £55,850 Options Plus Package £4000, Pilot Package £2000, Jupiter paint £900

Test Data: Engine Single front-mounted electric motor Power 268bhpbhp Torque 316lb ft Kerb weight 2490kg Top speed 99mph 0-62mph 7.4sec Fuel economy 4.2mpkWh (WLTP) CO2 0g/km Faults None Expenses None

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