Polestar on Tuesday supplied a primary have a look at its Polestar 3 set for debut in October.
The Polestar 3 is a mid-size electrical SUV twinned with Volvo’s upcoming electrical successor to the XC90 (which can be referred to as an Embla), and each are set to be constructed at Volvo’s plant in Charleston, South Carolina, the place the Volvo S60 is presently constructed. Manufacturing will even be dealt with in China for that market.
Manufacturing is because of begin in early 2023, which suggests we’ll probably see the autos arrive as 2023 fashions. Underpinning them is considered a model of Volvo’s SPA2 platform developed from the onset for electrical autos however able to supporting hybrid powertrains.
The 2 SUVs may have distinct styling, with the Polestar 3’s design clearly influenced by Polestar’s latest Principle idea (proven in video beneath) whereas the XC90 successor will extra carefully resemble Volvo’s Recharge idea. The Volvo can also be anticipated to sport a flatter roof in comparison with the curved roof of the Polestar 3.
Each autos will supply a dual-motor all-wheel-drive system and sufficient battery capability for over 300 miles of vary, along with built-in lidar for a deliberate self-driving system for highways.
The Polestar 3 shall be differentiated from its Volvo sibling by a higher emphasis on efficiency. In a 2021 interview with Motor Authority, Polestar Americas boss Gregor Hembrough mentioned Polestar’s goal is Porsche.
The Polestar 3 is predicted to take goal on the Porsche Cayenne specifically, whereas following Polestar 4 and Polestar 5 fashions will goal the upcoming electrical Macan and Taycan, respectively, based on a 2021 presentation outlining the upcoming lineup. The Polestar identify originated with an impartial race staff and tuning firm that was later purchased by Volvo, in any case.
With the brand new fashions, Polestar desires to develop its gross sales ten-fold from roughly 29,000 items in 2021 to 290,000 by the tip of 2025.