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The new Polestar 2 could be the answer to a very difficult question: how do you beat the brand that transformed electric cars?
Tesla showed the world that going electric didn’t have to mean sacrificing comfort, performance and style, or putting up with a tiny range between charges. And its best car of all, the Model 3, currently dominates the large electric car class. But it now has a red hot, like-for-like rival from the cold north.
Rather cleverly, the most affordable Polestar 2 is largely indistinguishable from the dual-motor range topper, both inside and out. As you’ll learn later in this review, that’s a very good thing, especially when it comes to its class-leading interior.
So, essentially, what we have here is a stylish, competitively priced Scandinavian saloon car with an upmarket interior and performance that can embarrass most sports cars. And given that it’s significantly cheaper than many other electric cars with those qualities, including the Audi E-tron and Jaguar I-Pace, it shows great promise on paper. But how does it perform in the real world? Read on and we’ll tell you.
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