Polestar 2 has won the award in Luxury category in the German Car of the Year (GCOTY) awards. In doing so, it has reached the final round of this 2020’s competition. The independent jury, which involved 18 leading German automotive journalists, judged 72 vehicles that have been released since the end of the last year.
The experts chose one winner in each of the five categories. Polestar 2 convinced the jury “by a large margin” in the Luxury category where models with an entry-level price of more than 50,000 euros ($58,728) were judged. The five category winners now go on to the final round of voting for the title of the German Car of the Year.
“It has always been our aim to bring more than just an electric alternative to the market, to develop a car that inspires customers with its design, innovation, and performance,” says Thomas Ingenlath, CEO of Polestar.
“We are proud that the jury has recognized Polestar 2 in this way,” Ingenlath added.
Jury members independently reviewed entrants according to numerous criteria such as design, driving pleasure, drivetrain, handling, quality, comfort, practicality, safety, environment, infotainment, significance, and price/performance ratio.
“The award proves that electric mobility is on increase in Germany,” says Alexander Lutz, Managing Director of Polestar Germany, who accepted the category award in the run-up to the final test drives.
“The fact that we were able to prevail in this important category, especially against all the established brands, confirms what a fantastic car Polestar 2 is,” Lutz added.
The jury will declare the winner of the German Car of the Year award in November.