2024 Polestar 2 Driven – First Impressions Matter.

Some major changes mean the 2024 Polestar 2 is now much more appealing to prospective buyers.

It looks mostly the same, but the Polestar 2 has actually gone through quite the refresh for 2024. It’s all about significant enhancements that make this EV not just newer, but notably niftier.

Aesthetically, the Polestar 2 now features a redesigned “SmartZone” which is essentially the nerve centre at the front where all the cool sensor and camera tech lives.

With a dash of paint, it almost looks like a grin, albeit a wide one.

Wheel-wise, the base single-motor variant now rides on 19-inch Michelin all-season tyres.

There’s also an option to fit the base models with 20-inch Continental PremiumContact 6 tyres, like the one pictured here.

Arguably the most jaw-dropping upgrade has to be the new rear-wheel-drive setup, now boasting a rear motor that kicks up a storm with 295hp and 490Nm of torque.

Just tap the accelerator and feel the difference as you rock the century sprint in a sprightly 5.5 seconds; an upgrade from the predecessor’s 6.8 seconds.

The car’s handling is more intuitive too, with a much smoother ride. Corners are now your buddies, with barely a hint of sway, thanks to steadfast passive dampers.

Battery-wise, the Polestar 2 now houses a robust 69.0kWh pack, pushing the claimed range up to 546km. Fast-charging capability has seen a bump too, now peaking at 205kW.

Inside, the cabin remains the same sanctuary of calm.

The central tunnel might feel a tad imposing, and while the seats are comfy, a bit more lateral support could make spirited driving even more joyous. Snug, but cosy.

I love Polestar’s attention to detail here. Small items like a hook from the glovebox that can hold bags, or the partitioned boot floor make living with a car like this so much simpler.

Infotainment has seen quite the bump too, with new over-the-air updates adding items like a range monitor and Prime Video support.

The Polestar folks do listen actively to feedback, and customers can continue to give suggestions on what can be added. One addition is the option to disable wireless smartphone charging, which can now be toggled via the car’s settings.

These changes might not sound ground-breaking when laid out in an article like this, but trust me when I say that these subtle updates go a long way in making the Polestar 2 feel like a really complete EV.

There are more powerful EVs out there, and there are definitely some who can perform better, but especially in this Single Motor guise, the Polestar 2 feels extremely balanced.

Drop your kids off in serene tranquillity, then rocket off to your next meeting. You don’t get that symbiotic duality with most EVs, and that’s why the Polestar 2 feels extra special.

technical specifications.

Polestar 2 Standard range Single motor

Power: 272hp
Torque: 490Nm
Drive: Rear wheels
0-100km/h: 6.4 seconds (claimed)
Top Speed: 205km/h (claimed)
Unladen Weight: 1,940kg
Battery Size: 69kW
Range: Up to 546km (claimed)
Energy Economy: 5.8km-6.8/kWh (claimed)
Price: S$262,000 with COE (accurate at the time of this article)
Contact: Polestar Singapore

Photo Credits: Sean Loo (@auto.driven)

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Sean Loo

Ignition Labs' resident editor loves all things retro, even though he was born in the late 90s. His main job encompasses tons of driving (and a massive carbon footprint), but he swears he turns off the lights each time he leaves his room.

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