Currently reading: 2023 Polestar 2 pictured in the Alps with subtly facelifted design
First glances of undisguised prototype appear to show an updated grille and wheel designs

An updated Polestar 2 will arrive next year, with subtle design tweaks and more extensive technical changes, including improved efficiency and performance as well as a host of software updates.

The Tesla Model 3-rivalling model, spotted in these pictures testing in the Alps in prototype form ahead of next year’s launch, will retain the choice of single and dual motor set-ups. The current Polestar 2, in its most powerful guise, offers 402bhp and 487lb ft of torque, with a range of up to 301 miles (341 miles for single motor cars). 

The vehicle testing had its front grille and wheel rim designs obscured, suggesting these are two areas due to be updated. Other bodywork which appears lightly refreshed is the front grille and front bumper.

Polestar 2 parked

Pictures of the Swedish EV’s interior show it resembles the existing car with the same 11in vertical infotainment screen and plush fabric materials on the dashboard. 

While the facelifted model will arrive in 2023, the brand has recently updated its current Polestar 2, introducing Apple CarPlay connectivity, cruise control improvements and boost efficiency and real-world range. Its latest over-the-air updates facilitates the model accommodating streaming apps in future. 

Polestar has recently revealed its 3 model, which will be on sale in 2023. The Polestar 6 meanwhile made its public debut at Pebble Beach, selling out its entire 500-strong order capacity in less than a week. 

However, the Polestar 2 will remain its biggest selling car next year, making a facelift vital in the face of an ever-increasing pool of rivals including the Audi Q4 e-tron and the mechanically related Volvo XC40 Recharge.


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Dozza 5 September 2022

Dumbed down the design. The car looks like a VW Jetta now. I reckon Volvo are going to mess up that design language they built up over the last seven years by dumbing down the new XC90

Andrew1 5 September 2022

It's camouflaged, dude.

Peter Cavellini 5 September 2022

I have seen two or three recently, it looks not bad, definitely see Volvo DNA in the overall shape though,if I was being picky, I like the front more than the rear, the rear is a bit bluff, vertical no design features, a full width lightbar doesn't help it either.