Our best look yet at the sporty new electric SUV

Our best look yet at the sporty new electric SUV

Volvo has segmented its performance arm, Polestar, into a new standalone EV brand. Their first vehicle was the Polestar 1, a high-performance hybrid. Their second vehicle was the Polestar 2, a mass-market liftback. Next up is the Polestar 3, a new SUV that will fit in between them and likely be the brand’s volume seller.

The full reveal of Polestar 3 is scheduled for October 2022. But Polestar just gave us our best look yet at the new crossover – this time without camouflage. In keeping with the brand’s previous design language, the Polestar 3 looks smart and understated. It should appeal to a wide range of potential buyers.

What we know about the Polestar 3

Polestar told us a thing or two about the Polestar 3. It will be an SUV and it will be sporty. The Polestar 3 will be launched with a dual-motor AWD version. The brand is aiming for 600 km of range under WLTP standards, which could reach about 330 miles under stricter EPA testing. The Polestar 3 offers “autonomous driving on the highway” using what they call “best-in-class” LiDAR sensors.

What has been reported on the Polestar 3

According to previous reports, the Polestar 3 will consist of two rows. It will eventually offer a single engine variant. And the Polestar 3 will be closely related to Volvo’s XC90 replacement – which could be called the Embla – but it should get a more powerful electric motor.

When will the Polestar 3 arrive?

Polestar will build the Polestar 3 in the Americas — at Volvo’s South Carolina plant — and China. The brand says production of Polestar 3 will start in early 2023.


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