That price gets you a reasonably well-equipped car, too. Android Automotive OS is standard, powering the Polestar 2’s easy-to-use dashboard infotainment touchscreen and the driver’s display. There’s support for streaming from services like Spotify, and recent app updates have seen the inclusion of the Vivaldi browser in the Google Play store for cars. It also offers LED headlamps, power front seats — albeit with manual backrest adjustment — with heating, support for the Polestar Digital Key, and front and rear parking sensors. The tailgate is power-operated, and can be opened hands-free. Retractable exterior mirrors, dual-zone climate control, cruise control, four USB-C ports (two in the front and two in the rear), and SiriusXM are all standard, too.
However, you don’t get the glass panoramic roof of the more expensive car, with a steel version instead. That glass roof — complete with the projected Polestar symbol — is part of the Plus pack, which is another $4,000 on top of the EV’s sticker price. It also includes an upgrade to the audio system, by Harman Kardon, full power seats, heated rear seats, heating for the steering wheel and washer nozzles, and a 15W wireless phone charger. The Plus pack also includes Polestar’s heat pump option, which can help extend range in colder climates.