The Polestar 2 receives a couple of modifications for 2023, including a new heat pump and a few cosmetic changes
The Dual Motor version could have around 18 kilometers of additional range
Both versions are eligible to the federal rebate, dropping the effective price to $48,950
For 2023, the Polestar 2 equipped with the Plus Pack receives a new software for its heat pump that makes it more efficient. According to the automaker, the update will allow the heat pump equipped cars to have a 10% increase in range over the standard model when the temperature is between -7˚C and 25˚C.
Good news for current owners of the Polestar 2: Existing cars equipped with this feature will receive the same improvement in an over-the-air update in the coming months.
Another change in software will affect the Dual Motor version, which will now be capable of driving 418 kilometers on a charge, which is 18 kilometers more than the 2022 model. An additional software package will supplement the Performance Pack to give the Dual Motor version 68 horsepower and 15 lb-ft of torque more than the regular model. This upgrade will be available for purchase to owners of every Dual Motor cars made as of now, independently from the Performance Pack.
Cosmetically, 2023 brings a number of modifications which include new paint colors, a new design for the standard 19-inch wheels and the optional 20-inch units, new interior colors and materials as well as a removable sunshade for the glass roof.
In terms of pricing, the update brings an increase in price for the standard model, which will now be offered in Canada from $53,950. This single motor variant can be ordered with the Plus Pack, for an additional $5,700 and the Pilot Pack for $4,700.
The Dual Motor version will also be more expensive, with an asking price of $58,950, which is $2,050 more than in 2022. The Performance Pack is the only available package for this model and it requires a $6,750 extra.
Despite the increase in price, both versions of the 2023 Polestar 2 still qualify for federal and provincial incentives, which means the effective starting price in most provinces will be $48,950 and it will be even lower in Quebec and British Colombia due to those provinces respective $8,000 and $3,000 additional credits.