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2021 Polestar 2 Review: Tackling the Tesla 3

Auto123 reviews the 2021 Polestar 2.

While the Polestar 1 represents the fledgling brand's flagship on the market, its very limited distribution (only 12 units to be sold in Canada per year for the next three years) makes it wear that title pretty awkwardly. The role of brand proselytizer really falls to the Polestar 2, which is unashamedly setting out to tackle head-on the most popular model in the segment, the Tesla 3. But Polestar is using a rational approach: instead taking the bull directly by the horns, the company and its 2 plays on the weaknesses of the 3 to offer a different driving experience.

See also: 2021 Polestar 1 Review: A New Star

Comfort and environment
In other words, while Tesla hammers home the performance capabilities and agility of the 3, Polestar is banking on the comfort and environmental friendliness of its 2. Our single day behind the wheel allowed us to confirm that while this Polestar 2 is powerful and sticks very nicely to the road, its most persuasive arguments are not those. Comfort, always an important element in a Volvo vehicle, is key, and the brand’s trademark sleek, simple elegance is evident everywhere in the vehicle.

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