Polestar unveils new details on its electric SUV ahead of the October 12 launch

The Polestar 3, the aptly named third vehicle from the Swedish electric vehicle company, will be officially unveiled on October 12 at an event in Copenhagen, the company announced. Ahead of launch, Polestar is teasing some new details about the all-electric SUV.

The Polestar 3 marks Polestar’s attempt to break into the highly competitive and lucrative SUV market in the United States. Upon release, it will enter the premium category, putting it in competition with electric vehicles like the Tesla Model X, Audi E-tron, Mercedes-Benz EQE, Rivian R1S and Fisker Ocean. Notably, the Polestar will be assembled at Volvo’s Charleston, South Carolina plant, earning it the distinction of being the company’s first electric vehicle made on American soil.

The Polestar 3 appears to be another show of the company’s performance brand bona fide

The Polestar 3 appears to be another show of the company’s performance brand bona fides. It will come with a rear-biased twin-motor powertrain with electric torque vectoring via a dual-clutch system on the rear electric motor. Adaptive dual-chamber air suspension and active dampers will be standard, allowing the Polestar 3 to switch between comfort and firm suspension dynamics while adapting to road conditions once every two milliseconds.

Polestar will offer an optional Performance Pack, which provides the Polestar with 3,510 horsepower and 671 pound-feet of torque, as well as Polestar Engineered chassis tuning for active dampers and air suspension. (The Polestar 2 Performance Pack is included for an additional $5,500.) Signature Polestar Swedish gold details are also added, including valve caps, seat belts and a laser-etched interior light strip.

At launch, the Polestar 3 will sport a twin-motor drivetrain and large battery, with a target range of over 372 miles (600 km). In addition to being a taller vehicle than the Polestar 2 fastback sedan, the Polestar 3 will also include a partially autonomous driving system for highway driving. This will be thanks to the inclusion of a lidar sensor from supplier Luminar, which also supplies components for hands-free motorway driving to Volvo, as well as Nvidia, which will supply the on-board computer hardware.

Volvo, which jointly owns Polestar with its parent company Geely, said it will roll out hands-free highway driving as part of its next big platform update, Scalable Product Architecture (SPA2). ), which will arrive with the next-generation EX90 SUV and the Polestar 3 in 2022.


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