Update: An earlier version of this story indicated that the price could reach $33,400 in…
After launching its all-electric vehicle Polestar 2 last year, Volvo-owned Polestar has now announced that other variations of the car are on the way, including an entry-level option with front-wheel drive and configuration at a single engine.
According to the automaker, this more accessible model will have a range of up to 260 miles when using a newly implemented heat pump in cooler climates, giving it a 27-mile advantage over to dual motor versions. By removing heat from the transmission, the air conditioning strain on the vehicle’s battery can be reduced by 50%, significantly increasing mileage. When it comes to horsepower, the single-engine variant measures 231 horsepower and 243 pound-feet of torque, which is understandably less than the all-wheel-drive options that push 408 horsepower and 487 pound-feet of torque.
Along with the release of this new entry-level model, Polestar also plans to release a more affordable version of its all-wheel drive option. While it will carry less luxury than the flagship model, the car will still receive 19-inch wheels, full LED lighting, an audio system using eight different speakers, and a working 11-inch touchscreen infotainment system. on Android Automotive.
As of yet, Polestar hasn’t released any pricing information for the two new variants, so those interested should definitely be on the lookout for updates to come.
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