What comes after the Polestar 2? The Polestar 3, of course.
The electric Polestar 3 SUV has been uncovered for the first time, ahead of its reveal in October 2022.
The large SUV will go head-to-head with the BMW iX and Mercedes-Benz EQE SUV when it launches, and is set to spearhead the Polestar brand’s charge in the USA.
Polestar is targeting more than 600km of range on the WLTP test cycle from its dual-motor powertrain; the longest-range iX will do up to 620km.
Under the skin, the 3 will share its bones with the next-generation Volvo XC90 – likely to be known as the Embla. It’ll be made in China and the USA, with production to kick off early in 2023.
Polestar has confirmed it’ll feature a LiDAR sensor and NVIDIA processing to offer semi-autonomous highway driving.
Australia is considered an important launch market for Polestar, and we fully expect the 3 to be produced for our market in right-hand drive.
Polestar has bold expansion plans. It wants to launch a new every year between now and 2024, and will expand into 30 markets by 2030. It also intends to grow its sales from 29,000 per year to 290,000 per year by 2025.
Polestar is a Sweden-based joint venture company run by Volvo and its Chinese parent Geely Holding, poised for an imminent Nasdaq SPAC IPO set to close this year.
In Australia, it’s selling online. Rather than dealerships, it has boutique-style Polestar Spaces for customers to experience the products hands-on before signing on the dotted line.
The 2023 Polestar 2’s base price has been increased by $4000 to $63,900 before on-roads, while all other members of the range have received $3500 price hikes.