Polestar 3 EV is the brand’s first crossover, arriving in 2023 | Automotive News
The Polestar 3 is set to debut as the automaker’s third electric vehicle and its first crossover.
Polestar has released just one photo of the new electric crossover, a profile photo that gives a good look at the silhouette as well as some of the new electric vehicle’s aero tricks. There’s a teaser video that shows us more of the 3, including the nose and tail. These parts of the Polestar 3 take the brand’s styling even further away from its Volvo roots, but also show that Polestar isn’t abandoning the look altogether. Volvo’s ‘Thor’s Hammer’ headlights, for example, feature prominently on the Polestar 3’s nose.
The automaker confirms that the 3 will come with a suite of LiDAR sensors it calls best-in-class. That, along with NVIDIA computing power, will deliver autonomous highway driving. Polestar was clear that autonomous driving will come later, not at launch.
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A twin-engine transmission will be offered on the launchers. Polestar only said the battery would be “large” and that it was aiming for a range of “over 600km” on the generous European test cycle. This cycle typically returns a higher number than the Canadian range figures, but we’re still expecting over 500km of range.
We’ll see the EV set in October this year, with orders opening immediately after the reveal. Production is expected to begin in early 2023 and will take place at factories in the United States as well as China.
“Polestar 3 is the SUV of the electric age. Our design identity evolves with this large, premium luxury electric vehicle, with a strong and individual brand character,” said Thomas Ingenlath, CEO of Polestar. this car, we’re bringing ‘sport’ back to the SUV, staying true to our performance roots.”
Polestar plans to continue launching a new vehicle every year for the next three years