Polestar 3 (2022): First image of the undisguised electric SUV

With its first two models, Polestar has shown how independent the Volvo subsidiary can be. After the plug-in hybrid coupé Polestar 1 and the all-electric crossover Polestar 2, the Swedish-Chinese company is not only increasing its sales figures, but also the model range.

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The Polestar 3 is supposed to be a full-fledged SUV start with the typical Polestar virtues. The world premiere is scheduled for October 2022.

Market launch: Polestar 3 is scheduled to go on sale in 2023

From 2022, Polestar wants to launch a new model every year for three years, starting with the Polestar 3. The electric SUV will be built in the USA (at a Volvo plant in Charleston) and in China.

By the end of 2023, the brand aims to expand its presence to at least 30 global markets. So it can be assumed that the Polestar 3 will not only be sold in North America and China, but also in Europe.

Range: Polestar is aiming for 600 kilometers on a single charge

The company has not yet given any technical data, but a battery capacity of around 100 kWh is quite realistic. In terms of range, Polestar is aiming for over 600 kilometers according to WLTP.

Design and dimensions: First image of the undisguised electric SUV

So far only spy photos of the Polestar 3 could be found, now the brand shows the first picture of the undisguised electric SUV. At the front, the indicated radiator grille should be visibly reduced, and the headlights are also divided into two for the first time. Despite everything, the Swedes can not take their daytime running lights in “Thor’s Hammer” look and adapt it to the new lighting concept.

On the side is the relationship to pole star 2 but still clear. From the B-pillar, the roof slopes down clearly to the rear and ends in a boxy rear end with a large roof edge spoiler. As the Erlkönig images already show, the window line extends towards the rear.

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Details such as the tapered window area on the sides can already be seen in the Erlkönig.

A continuous strip of lights can also be assumed here, which should be animated when the car is opened and closed. Despite the new design elements, Polestar remains true to itself and continues to focus on reduced, Scandinavian design with clear lines.

A platform that was developed from the ground up for electrified vehicles will serve as the substructure. Since the next Volvo XC90 is also to use this platform and the Porsche Cayenne is repeatedly brought into play as a competitor for the Polestar 3, we expect the Polestar 3 to be around 4.90 meters long.

Connectivity: The Polestar should drive autonomously on the freeway

In terms of connectivity, a new version of the Android Automotive OS-based infotainment could be used. The system was using the pole star 2 introduced and is one of the most advanced operating systems in vehicles.

What is certain is that the Polestar 3 will be equipped with a lidar sensor and a central computer. These components should enable the car to drive autonomously on freeways. It is not yet known what level the brand is aiming for, i.e. whether the driver has to keep his hands on the wheel.

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