Polestar 2 2020: specs and on-sale date

The Polestar 2 has been teased ahead of its online reveal later this month, with a full debut to follow in Geneva

The Polestar 2 has been teased ahead of a full online reveal, set to take place in Gothenburg, Sweden on 27 February.

The single image shows the new electric saloon's taillight, which spans the length of the tailgate underneath the brand's logo.

We expect to see the production version in the metal for the first time at the Geneva Motor Show in March, before hitting our roads in 2020.

The Polestar 2 follows the Polestar 1, which has yet to go on sale.

A mid-sized, four-door saloon, it’s a far more mainstream car than the Polestar 1 and will come with a far more mainstream price, which will pitch it into direct competition with the Tesla Model 3.

Little else is certain about the Polestar 2, but the company is at pains to point out how it'll differ from the Polestar 1. For a start, it’ll be a pure electric car rather than a plug-in hybrid, and it will be available in right-hand drive.

A 310-mile range is targeted and you can be sure that the car will be quick. Polestar earned its reputation by making fast Volvos, after all.

What’s more, whereas the Polestar 1 quite obviously – and quite deliberately, we imagine – looked very like a Volvo, the Polestar 2 is expected to start moving away from those roots and establish a more independent Polestar look.

Prices are expected to run from around £35,000 to £50,000, but the one thing the Polestar 2 has in common with the Polestar 1 is that customers won’t necessarily have to buy it.

Instead, they can have it on a subscription basis, paying a monthly fee for a set period of time before the car goes back to Polestar to be refurbished and sold on as a used car.