It confirms its launch later this year.
Polestar is now releasing the first image and mini-film of the upcoming Polestar 3 without disguise.
Perhaps our first impression is that the car in profile is quite reminiscent of Volkswagen’s ID.4 and ID.5, but apparently with a slightly more elongated hood and of course the usual styling details of a Polestar – like the “Thor’s hammer” headlights they share with Volvo.
Polestar also confirms that the world premiere of the Polestar 3 will take place in October, repeating previous information that the car will be produced in both China and the United States. Orders in select launch markets will be available from launch day.
We don’t know if this applies to Norway, but Norway has usually been ahead of Polestar’s plans. Production is expected to start in early 2023.
In which part exactly will the Polestar 3 compete is about three things we don’t know yet – how big it will be, how “special” it will be and of course what it will cost.
What we do know is that it will use the same platform (called the SPA2) and share many components with the all-electric Volvo XC90. In the past, competitors such as Tesla Model X, Audi e-tron and Mercedes-Benz EQC have been mentioned.
It may at least be covered by the proposed value-added tax on electric vehicles over NOK 500,000.
Polestar President Thomas Ingenlath says:
Polestar 3 is the SUV of the electric age. Our design identity is developed with this large luxury electric vehicle, with a clearly distinguishable brand identity. With this vehicle, we are bringing “sport” back to the SUV, as in our motorsport roots.
Little is currently known about the specifications and characteristics of the vehicle. Polestar says the launch model will have two engines, four-wheel drive and a large battery as the goal is to achieve a range of more than 600 km after WLTP.
By comparison, the four-wheel drive Polestar 2 has 470 kilometers of WLTP to travel with it, powered by a 78 kWh battery. As the Polestar 3 becomes a larger, taller car that is likely to have a higher consumption, the battery capacity will likely be three figures in terms of kilowatt-hours.
For example, the BMW iX has a battery with a total of 111.5 kWh and a usable 105.2 kWh, which gives a range of up to 630 km after WLTP.
Polestar also warns that the car will get “autonomous driving on the highway” with lidar assistance and Nvidia’s central processing power.
– Then we might have real self-driving where you can drop the steering wheel and read a book while driving. This is the future before us, explained Polestar President Thomas Ingenlath in one It happened in Oslo last year.
Otherwise, the Polestar 3 will be the first of three new cars to come from Polestar. The Polestar 4 will be a larger SUV, and the Polestar 5 will be a “large luxury car.” The company previously announced that it envisions releasing one new car per year until 2025.
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