The Polestar 3: Everything You Need to Know

Polestar is coming after Porsche and Tesla with their first SUV.

polestar 3 seen from the rear on a platform overlooking the ocean
Stefan Isaksson

Volvo's electric performance brand Polestar will debut its third vehicle, the Polestar 3, this year. The Polestar 3 will be a two-row SUV. It should be related to Volvo's upcoming electric flagship SUV —which may be called the Embla — but be sportier and more powerful. Polestar expects it to be a strong seller and a major component of their plan to expand production tenfold by 2025.

Here's what we know about the Polestar 3.

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When will the Polestar 3 arrive?
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We have an official reveal date. Polestar will debut the Polestar 3 on Wednesday, October 12, 2022, at a launch event in Copenhagen, Denmark. Production should start in early 2023 at Volvo's plant in South Carolina.

The Polestar 3 will have more than 500 horsepower on tap
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Polestar confirmed the top-spec Polestar 3 with the Performance Pack would have peak outputs of 510 hp and 671 lb-ft of torque. That's significantly higher than the 476 hp and 502 lb-ft from the similarly equipped Polestar 2. Like other Polestars and Polestar-engineered Volvos, the Performance Pack will include "Swedish Gold" seat belts.

The Polestar 3 should also handle sportily. Polestar says the Polestar 3 will have electronic torque vectoring with a dual-clutch system on the rear motor and standard adaptive dual chamber air suspension with active damping.

The Polestar 3 should have more than 300 miles of range
polestar 3 suv in a studio in camouflage
Stefan Isaksson

The Polestar 3 will launch as a dual-motor all-wheel drive vehicle with a "large" battery. A single-motor version should follow afterward. Polestar is targeting 600 km of range under WLTP testing. That should translate to more than 300 miles under EPA testing, a figure comparable to the Tesla Model Y.

The Polestar 3 will also pack the latest Volvo's "best-in-class" lidar sensors with the brand's "Autonomous Highway Piloting System."

Expect the Polestar 3 to be more expensive than the Tesla Model Y
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According to Automotive News, the Polestar 3 will cost more than the Polestar 2. It reportedly will start at around $75,000 and top out at around $110,000. That would — unless Tesla changes the pricing, which happens frequently — make the Polestar 3 more expensive than the Tesla Model Y. The pricing may be positioned to rival against the Porsche Taycan.

There will be a swoopier Polestar 4 to follow
future polestar 4 suv under a sheet

Polestar has confirmed it is building a Polestar 4, shown here under the sheet. It should be a coupe-styled version of the Polestar 3 with a sloping rear roofline, which is apparent in the preview image Polestar provided.

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