New Polestar 3: large sports SUV set for October launch

7 Jun 2022
Polestar 3

Electric car firm Polestar will launch its second production car, a sleek large SUV named the Polestar 3 that will rival the likes of the Audi e-tron.

The firm has now shown off the machine with a new preview image that confirms it will take a fresh styling approach from the existing Polestar 2 crossover, with a rakish, a sweeping roofline featuring a large panoramic glass roof. The full car will be unveiled in October.

The machine also features what appears to be an extensive aerodynamic package, together with vents to channel air at the leading edge of the bonnet and flush door handles. While it takes on a new style, it retains a number of traditional Polestar styling cues, such as the ‘Thor’s Hammer’ headlights, yellow brake callipers and rear light bar.

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The Polestar 3’s styling has been designed with a focus on aerodynamics, which will be key to ensuring the large SUV can achieve the intended range of more than 370 miles. Polestar has yet to reveal the size of the battery, or specifics of the powertrain.

Polestar has confirmed the machine will feature an advanced LiDar sensor system developed by Luminar, and advanced software from Nvidia. 

The Polestar 3 will be twinned with sister firm Volvo’s electric successor to the XC90 large SUV, and will be built alongside that machine in America and China. It is due to go on sale in early 2023.

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