The Polestar 2 electric compact is an all electric, five-door hatchback by Swedish automaker Polestar. Production started in March 2020 at Geely's original plant in Luqiao, located in China, which previously makes Volvo XC60, Volvo CC, Volvo E60, Volvo C30 and Volvo C40. This is the second Polestar model to be produced in China.
As a result of this new partnership, the Polestar 2 has received a significant upgrade over its predecessors. A lot of changes were made to the interior and exterior of the vehicle to enhance both its functionality and design. Some notable changes are obvious, like the Polestar's new, larger front airbags and side airbags. There are also new seat adjustments for better passenger comfort.
In addition to the front seats, the Polestar has been upgraded in terms of comfort and storage. There are now additional storage space under the seats and a cargo area behind the rear seat that are accessible via the rear hatch. There is also a small trunk under the seat, making it possible to easily install a cargo bed for the SUV.
Like the front seats, the Polestar has also received a host of new features, including Side Airbags (for the driver and passenger), Side Curtain Airbags (for the passenger and driver) and Rear-Pointed Airbags. The two front airbags that are installed now are LATCH, which enable quick installation and removal of the bags, and the Tilt-and-fold system, which offer better security for both the driver and passenger.
The seat belts have also been improved. The seat belts in the Polestar are made up of three different materials: polyurethane, a soft material used in the Polestars' dashboards, a firm material used in the seat supports and a thick nylon material used for the seat lining.
The Polestar also uses the same type of side airbags that it uses in the XC30, but the improvements are more noticeable. The new model is available with two types of side airbags; the passive sidebags and the active sidebags. The passive sidebags are fixed to the vehicle and can only inflate or deflate.
The active sidebags are adjustable in height, enabling them to be adjusted to fit the passenger's head and shoulder. They also have a built-in sensor that controls the inflating and deflating of the bags. However, they are removable and can be used on their own.
Although the Polestar's interior and exterior styling are quite different from the previous models, it still looks very similar. The Polestars' taillights and bumpers are styled in the traditional Volvo style. However, the Polestars have a lot more standard safety features than the XC30 models and include front, side and rear curtain airbags as well as front-passenger and side-curtain side airbags.
The Polestar 2 also has a higher body control system. This is to allow better control and steering. In addition to the higher level of body control, the vehicle also has a longer wheelbase, which allows greater ground clearance.
The safety features of the Polestar have also been upgraded for the second generation of the vehicle. For example, the Polestar 2 has a new active safety system, which means that the vehicle's airbags to react faster to protect the passengers from being ejected from the car in an accident and also the vehicle's steering system responds faster, too.
Other features that have been added include a seat belt preload system, a collision and stability system, a steering column lock, anti-theft devices and a parking brake. The seat belts have also been improved and there is a central locking mechanism which makes for easy installation and removal of the seat belts.
All in all, the Polestar has received a number of accolades for its new features from many car manufacturers. Volvo itself has said that it was one of the best cars on the market when it launched the new model.
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