The US online configurator for the Polestar 2 is now live.
After confirming pricing for the Polestar 2, Volvo's new luxury performance brand has launched an online configurator for its new Tesla Model 3 rival. We already knew the 2021 Polestar 2 will set you back at least $59,900, which is more expensive than the cheapest Tesla Model 3. Now that the configurator has launched, we can see how adding optional extras and packages can hike up the price.
There are six exterior color options to choose from: Snow, Magnesium, Thunder, Moon, Midnight, and Void. Void (black) is the only standard color option, as the others come with an additional $1,200 charge. We opted for the stylish Midnight blue finish.
Inside, the interior can be trimmed in Slate WeaveTech/Black Ash, Charcoal WeaveTech/Black Ash, or Ventilated Nappa leather Barley with reconstructed wood. The latter adds an additional $4,000 to the base price.
As standard, the Polestar 2 includes Pilot and Plus packages that add luxuries and driver assists such as a panoramic sunroof, LED front fog lights, heated front seats and steering wheel, adaptive cruise control, cross traffic alert, and more. Costing an extra $5,000, the available Performance package adds Ohlins dual flow valves dampers, Brembo brakes, 20-inch four-spoke black alloy wheels, gold valve caps, gold seat belts, and a high gloss black roof. Available add-ons include a trunk mat, front and rear passenger floor mats, a tow bar hitch, and a load carrier. These accessories range from $150 to $1,200.
Powering the Polestar 2 is a dual-motor setup that sends 408 horsepower and 487 lb-ft of torque to all four wheels. Providing the juice is a 78 kWh battery pack offering a targeted range of 310 miles.
With all the options ticked, our fully loaded 2021 Polestar 2 cost $72,750, including the $1,300 delivery charge. All 2021 Polestar 2 orders require a refundable $1,000 deposit. According to the configurator, customer deliveries for the 2021 Polestar 2 are estimated to start in September. Currently, the only Polestar dealerships (or Polestar Spaces, as the automaker calls them) in the US are located in New York, Los Angeles, and San Francisco Bay. More Polestar Spaces will be added to Boston, Denver, Texas, Washington DC, and Florida next year.