Polestar offered a glimpse of its upcoming electrical SUV, the Polestar 3, which volition beryllium the Volvo show sub-brand’s archetypal car manufactured successful the United States.
The SUV, which is expected to rotation retired successful 2022, volition slot into the premium category, putting it successful contention with EVs similar the Tesla Model X, Audi E-tron, Mercedes-Benz EQC, Rivian R1S, and Fisker Ocean. Notably, the Polestar volition beryllium assembled astatine Volvo’s mill successful Charleston, South Carolina, giving it the favoritism of being the company’s archetypal EV made connected US soil.
“We volition physique successful America for Americans,” says Thomas Ingenlath, Polestar CEO.
In summation to beryllium being a higher-riding conveyance than the Polestar 2 fastback sedan, the Polestar 3 volition besides see a partially autonomous driving strategy for road driving. That volition beryllium acknowledgment to the inclusion of a lidar sensor from supplier Luminar, which is besides providing components for hands-free road driving to Volvo.
Volvo has said that it volition rotation retired Highway Pilot arsenic portion of its adjacent large level update, the Scalable Product Architecture (SPA2), which volition get with the next-generation XC90 SUV and Polestar 3 successful 2022. SPA2 volition besides underpin the XC40 Recharge and the C40 Recharge.
Polestar, which started retired arsenic the show sub-brand of Volvo, has emerged arsenic 1 of the much absorbing EV companies connected the marketplace successful caller years. The company, which is jointly owned by Volvo and Volvo’s genitor company, Geely, precocious announced plans to spell public by merging with a peculiar acquisition company, oregon SPAC.
Polestar has lone released 2 vehicles truthful far: the $155,000 hybrid coupe Polestar 1 and the all-electric fastback sedan Polestar 2. That lineup volition turn with the merchandise of the Polestar 3 SUV successful 2022, the Polestar 4 compact SUV successful 2023, and the Polestar 5 (née Precept) sports sedan successful 2024.
We inactive don’t person the applicable specs for the Polestar 3, including price, artillery size, range, and centrifugal configuration. For what it’s worth, the Polestar 2 sports a 78kWh artillery pack, which enables 291 miles (470 kilometers) of range. The electrical centrifugal puts disconnected 408 horsepower, allowing for a 0–60 clip successful nether 5 seconds.
The conveyance was teased during a Manhattan lawsuit updating investors connected Polestar’s three-year concern plan.