This is the first glimpse of Polestar 3
Polestar has always been clear that the third model of it will be a fairly large SUV, and now they showed the image of the Polestar 3, albeit in disguise.
Polestar 3 will be produced in Charleston, South Carolina, USA, the company reports – at a plant it shares with parent company Volvo. The car competes with models like the Tesla Model X, Audi e-tron, and Mercedes-Benz EQC, to name a few.
Little is known at this time about the specifications. One thing Polestar has announced is that the vehicle will be delivered with Luminar’s lidar sensors and computer power from Nvidia, which together will provide advanced autonomous driving on the highway.
– Then we might have true self-driving where you can drop the steering wheel and read a book while driving. This is the future ahead, Polestar President Thomas Ingenlath explained at an event in Oslo recently.
We already know that the car will be produced on the new SPA2 platform of the Volvo Group, which will also be used in the new generation of Volvo XC90. It will also come in an all-electric version.
Other than that, we can probably expect the Android Automotive system we know from current Polestar cars to continue in the tree, and Polestar also says the car will be one of the “most climate-friendly” cars, so far, without going into details.
Polestar CEO Thomas Ingenlath told investors and the press at an event in New York Thursday that they plan to sell a total of 29,000 cars in 2021. Just under 3,800 of those cars so far are in Norway, according to figures from the Road Traffic Information Council. This brings us to nearly 6000 Polestar 2 on Norwegian roads, as well as quite a few Polestar 1 hybrids.
Plans also plan to release a car every year for the next three years.
So the Polestar 3 will be a full-size SUV, the Polestar 4 will be a more compact SUV model and we’ve already got a taste of Polestar with Polestar’s Precept concept. It will be a luxury sedan in its class with the Mercedes-Benz EQS, Tesla Model S, Audi e-tron GT and Porsche Taycan.
With the three new models, Polestar aspires to increase its sales volume tenfold by 2025 – from 29,000 to 290,000 globally. Polestar 3 will be produced in 2022.
“Explorer. Unapologetic entrepreneur. Alcohol fanatic. Certified writer. Wannabe tv evangelist. Twitter fanatic. Student. Web scholar. Travel buff.”