The Polestar brand has continued its efforts to be a sustainable brand following the introduction of its WeaveTech vegan upholstery in 2020. The new Polestar 2 comes as standard with embossed textile upholstery made from a vegan material that comes in two color executions to match new 3D-etched panels within the vehicle. Other interior features included on the Polestar 2 include eight high-performance speakers, a rear-view camera, an 11in central infotainment system and a 12.3in driver display.
A Plus Pack can be selected as an option, and features a 13-speaker Harman Kardon audio system, a full-length panoramic glass roof, a heated steering wheel, heated rear seats and wipers, WeaveTech upholstery, Black Ash deco panels, fully electric heated front seats with memory, and a new heat pump. Ventilated Nappa leather upholstery can also be selected as an option.
The addition of a heat pump reduces the need to use valuable battery capacity to prepare and sustain the cabin climate. The pump capitalizes ambient heat, as well as residual thermal energy from the drivetrain, to reduce climatization load by as much as 50%. This is most effective in colder climates, and most effective between 5-15oC when as much as 10% can be gained in range. Future improvements and gains to the system are to be made via OTA updates.
A further option, named the Pilot Pack includes enhanced safety and driver assistance features, such as Driver Assistance with adaptive cruise control and Pilot Assist, a 360° surround view camera, and Driver Awareness including Blind Spot Information System (BLIS) with steering support, Cross Traffic Alert with brake support, and a rear collision warning.
A new app from Polestar includes vehicle functionality controls such as Polestar Digital Key and over-the-air (OTA) updates allowing for vehicles to be updated remotely on a regular basis. Both of these will become available to Polestar 2 owners from mid-April this year.