The Polaris Slingshot has been unchanged for a long time, but for two years the brand has not stopped making improvements. After the deep refurbishment of the range in 2021, the company returns to the fray with a Polaris Slingshot 2022 even more complete and interesting. The only bad news is that the price range is noticeably increased.
The price of the Polaris Slingshot 2022 continues to start at $ 19,999– about 17,665 euros to change-. However, the R variant rises to $ 32,499 -28,707 euros at the exchange rate. The SL, for its part, rises $ 1,000, to a total of 25,999 -22,965 euros at the exchange rate. One of the most interesting options is the new SLR finish.
Located between the intermediate SL and the sporty R, the model part of the $ 28,899 -25,527 euros-. It stands out for a two-tone exterior that combines gloss and matte paint with colorful graphics. Add specific lighting and aluminum wheels to its aesthetics premium with a wider rear tire than the simpler finishes.
The cabin inherits most of the elements of the SL trim, but includes Sport Interior package del R. As a result, the SLR is equipped as standard with a Rockford Fosgate audio system and an infotainment system with a 7-inch screen and Bluetooth connectivity. The Apple CarPlay It is reserved as standard for the R finish.
Under the skin of the Polaris Slingshot 2022
On a mechanical level, the four cylinder atmospheric block and 2.0 liters. Developed internally by Polaris, it is called ‘Prostar’. Slingshot S and SL versions feature 180 hp (133 kW) and 162 Nm of torque. The SLR goes up to 206 hp (151 kW) and 195 Nm of torque. For its part, the Slingshot R reaches 206 hp (151 kW) and 195 Nm of maximum torque.
The traction is rear and the manual transmission with five speeds as standard. The offering also includes an AutoDrive automatic transmission that has been completely overhauled to offer smoother, faster and more consistent shifts. It is accompanied by some reworked gearshift paddles. In all versions a function Hill Hold.
New for finishes
The Slingshot R finish receives a handful of updates for 2022. Most notable is a new vented hood with air intake. It will be offered as an accessory for all 2020-2022 models. It also includes new four-piston Brembo front brakes with red or orange calipers, with 14% larger discs.
These will be optional in other versions. As a new option for the range, we additionally find the Excursion Top, a removable soft top. All accessories are grouped into four collections:
- Drive Series: ventilated hood, Excursion Top, wind deflector, heated / ventilated seats and a Prostar Tune Stage 1 that adds 25 hp (19 kW).
- Escape: Excursion Top, heated / ventilated seats and plenty of storage spaces.
- Show: Rockford Fosgate audio system and XKGlow interior lighting.
- Design Series: ventilated hood, Slingshade roof, colored parts, blacked out badges and wind deflector.