Volvo's electrified subsidiary will offer a more dynamic mechanical package as an option for its all-electric sedan, which will cost around $9000.
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Polestar has released pricing and content of the Performance Pack option for its new Polestar 2 electric vehicle for the European market.

Following the launch pricing announcement earlier this week – starting at the equivalent of around $90,000 in markets like the UK – the electrified sub-brand of Geely and Volvo is offering the optional performance kit for £5000 ($9059) in the UK and €6000 ($9759) in Germany.

The 'Performance Pack' brings four-piston Brembo front brakes, adjustable dampers from Öhlins, 20-inch forged alloy wheels, along with gold seatbelts and valve caps.

"The Performance Pack allows us to take Polestar 2 driving dynamics to the next level. Some highly specialised additions, tuned by our engineers, deliver an even more engaging and unique Polestar experience," said Thomas Ingenlath, Polestar's CEO.

Power in the Polestar 2 comes from a dual-motor electric powertrain outputting a combined 300kW and 660Nm, hooked up to a 78kWh lithium battery pack.

Final performance times are still to be confirmed, though the company has indicated it's 'targeting' a 0-60mph (0-97) time of 4.7 seconds and a driving range of 500 kilometres on the WLTP test cycle.

Further details for the European and North American markets will be announced over the coming months.

Australia

We've contacted Volvo Australia regarding local availability of the Polestar 2, and are awaiting a response.

At the car's reveal in February, the company said it would produce the 2 in both left- and right-hand drive, but only confirmed Belgium, Canada, China, Germany, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, the UK, and the US as launch markets.

In all launch markets except North America, all Polestar cars will be purchased online directly from the Swedish electrification specialist, with 'Polestar Spaces' to be opening in future to "assist customers with product information and test drives".

First deliveries for those regions will commence in June 2020, with production in China to kick off at the beginning of next year.

"Other markets are under consideration for future expansion," the company said in February.

Stay tuned for all the latest.