Polestar's second production model, the 2, will go on sale in the UK early next year, priced from £49,900.
The more attainable 2 follows the far pricier Polestar 1, the genesis of the electric performance brand that has been separated from Volvo. It will launch in the UK and other key European markets in 2020.
Polestar will sell models online only. UK reservations are now being taken on its website, with a £1000 fully refundable deposit. Firm orders can be placed in early 2020, with first deliveries expected in June. The £49,900 on-the-road price includes routine servicing and maintenance for three years, plus VAT.
The first 12 months of production will be dedicated to a fully loaded launch edition. Polestar had previously indicated a cost of around £51,000 for that model and suggested subsequent base models would have a "guide price" of around £34,500, similar to the Model 3.
First displayed at the Geneva motor show and subsequently at the Goodwood Festival of Speed, the 2 sits on Volvo’s Compact Modular Architecture (CMA) platform, which is also used by cars such as the Lynk&Co 01 and Volvo XC40.
It has two electric motors, mounted across both axles for four-wheel drive, and a 27-module, 78kWh battery pack integrated into the floor. Polestar claims the pack contributes to chassis rigidity and helps reduce road noise by 3.7dB compared with a traditional chassis.