2025 Polestar 2 gets more range, revised looks in yet another update

Posted on June 27, 2024Comments Off on 2025 Polestar 2 gets more range, revised looks in yet another update

The Polestar 2 has been subjected to yet another update overseas, as the Chinese-Swedish carmaker attempts to unlock greater value from its core electric model.

Since its global deliveries began in late 2020 (preceding an early 2022 Australian arrival), the Polestar 2 has received two updates.

The first came in early 2022, bringing minor design tweaks. It was followed in 2024 by a more comprehensive change which saw front-wheel drive variants become rear-wheel drive, providing greater driving range.

The latest upgrades are minor in comparison to its most recent update, with Polestar Australia confirming the 2025 model is due in local showrooms from September 2024.

European examples of the Polestar 2 Standard Range Single Motor – the least expensive variant – are now powered by a 70kWh CATL battery pack, up from the 69kWh unit currently available.

Based on WLTP lab testing, this has led to a small driving range increase – now up to 554km instead of 546km – while the new pack can also charge faster, capable of being DC charged at 180kW instead of 135kW.

Polestar 2 Long Range variants retain their 82kWh battery, though a more aerodynamic 19-inch wheel design (above) has increased its driving range from 655km to 659km.

The 20-inch Pro wheels remain available as a cost option as a part of the Pro Pack, but are now available in a graphite finish (above) in addition to the existing silver and black palette. 

Polestar’s existing Magnesium silver and Thunder grey exterior paint finishes have been replaced by Vapour and Storm.

Inside the cabin, there’s now “animal welfare-secured” Bridge of Weir charcoal Nappa leather upholstery available as an optional extra.

Those who opt for the Pro Pack in overseas markets now get new-look black seatbelts which incorporate a Swedish Gold stripe, celebrating the Chinese-built EV’s Scandinavian roots.

The Polestar 2 can also be ordered with a new ‘Climate Pack’ in Europe, which includes heated rear seats, a heated steering wheel, a heat pump and even heated windscreen washer fluid nozzles to defrost the glass faster.

It’s not known whether this will be offered in Australia alongside the existing Pilot, Plus and Performance packs.

Polestar Australia is yet to confirm local pricing for the 2025 Polestar 2, though it is likely to announce any changes closer to its September 2024 arrival.

The carmaker briefly slashed prices of the Polestar 2 by as much as $15,000 in May, though this limited-time discount only lasts until June 30.

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