Polestar’s next car, the Polestar 3 SUV, will land in Australia late in the second quarter of 2024.
That’s a few months later than initially planned, on the back of software development delays within the broader Geely and Volvo family.
The same delays have also hit the related Volvo EX90, which is on track to arrive in Australia late in 2024.
It’s worth noting the production delay doesn’t affect the recently revealed Polestar 4 electric crossover, which will touch down late in the second quarter.
The BMW iX-rivalling Polestar 3 is 4900mm long, and seats five rather than seven. It has a sporty roofline and a wide crossover stance, differentiating it from the family-focused Volvo EX90.
Designed from the ground up as an electric vehicle, the Polestar 3 uses a 111kWh and 400V lithium-ion battery with a prismatic cell design and liquid cooling, supplied by CATL.
The company is working towards a 610km driving range on the WLTP test cycle, while the peak DC charging rate is listed as 250kW.
The Polestar 3 will also offer bi-directional charging, both vehicle-to-grid and vehicle-to-load. Volvo has already confirmed the related EX90 will offer the same feature.
Launch models will feature dual-motor all-wheel drive with system outputs of 360kW and 840Nm, which can be bumped to 380kW and 910Nm with the optional Performance Pack. Polestar claims the 3 can tow 2200kg.
The 3 will also come standard with two-chamber air suspension and active dampers, with at least two driving modes called comfort and dynamic. The aforementioned Performance Pack adds “optimised” air suspension and unique 22-inch wheels.
Beyond this, an optional Pilot Pack adds a state-of-the-art LiDAR, three cameras, four ultrasonic sensors, and cleaning for the front- and rear-view cameras, offering copious real-time data about the car’s surroundings especially in the long-range field.