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.
Polestar is planning to debut the Polestar 3 in October 2022. The brand will begin taking orders on the day of the launch. Production will start in early 2023 at Volvo's plant in South Carolina.
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."
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.
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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