Polestar 2 Will Take Aim At Tesla Model 3 On February 27

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Polestar 2

Volvo’s spinoff brand will reveal its second model before the Geneva Motor Show.

Polestar confirmed it is bringing its Tesla fighter to the Geneva Motor Show, with the official reveal taking just prior, on February 27. Following in the $155,000 Polestar 1’s footsteps, the Polestar 2 is set to be much more affordable. When Polestar puts it into production in 2020, the company will aim it squarely at the Tesla Model 3.

There’s not much we’ve seen of the car just yet, beyond a few shots of the flanks. This latest image shows off the rear end’s design. Overall, it borrows some styling cues from the conventional Volvo S60 and S90 models, but the Polestar 2 brings its own unique elements. With the crease in the trunkline and distinctive badge, this is a Polestar – not just a glorified Volvo.

Polestar claims their newest model manages 300 miles of range and up to 400 horsepower. At the moment, those are estimates, as Polestar says it will lock in final specs closer to the production date. Polestar also plans to offer the care on a subscription service similar to the Care by Volvo program.

A top-down view of the Polestar 2. [Photo: Polestar]

Unfortunately, that’s all we really know about it at the moment. Polestar hasn’t announced pricing, but it will be much more affordable than the Polestar 1 coupe. Since it’s aimed at the Tesla Model 3, it stands to reason the company would price it somewhere in the $40,000 – $50,000 range to start. Of course, that’s before any available incentives to buy fully electric cars.

We’re excited to see the more competition in the EV field, and are curious to see how the Polestar 2 stacks up to its rivals. Stay tuned to TFLcar.com for more updates! Check out its chief competitor below: