Polestar will reveal the battery-powered 2 on February 27 at an online event before taking it to the Geneva Motor Show for its public debut.
Volvo’s now standalone performance brand has been teasing its first all-electric model for the past few months, with reports talking about a 310-mile driving range (500km) and a combined output of 395hp (400PS).
The latest reports suggest that the new Polestar 2 will adopt a four-door coupe bodystyle with a similar size to that of the Tesla Model 3, making it the first true rival to the high-performance American EV.
Other sources indicate that the design will be inspired by Volvo’s 40.2 Concept, which featured a high-riding four-door sedan bodystyle.
In addition, the Polestar 2 will become the world’s first production model to feature the Google Android HMI (Human Machine Interface) infotainment system, which will come with Google Assistant, over-the-air updates, as well as popular Google services like Maps and the Play Store.
“The reveal is being held exclusively online to eliminate the environmental impact of flying guests around the world, thus supporting one of the benefits of electromobility”, the company said in its statement.
Polestar is expected to offer customers two options: either purchasing directly their models or via their subscription service, where buyers pay a monthly flat fee that covers the cost of the vehicle, along with maintenance and insurance.