The new Polestar 3 will have up to 510bhp from a dual-motor electric powertrain, a slew of advanced safety features, and extensive use of sustainable materials, according to the SUV’s creator, making it more relevant and responsible.
The BMW iX and Jaguar I-Pace rival is the Volvo spin-off brand’s second series-production model, following the Polestar 2 electric saloon. It’s effectively twinned with the upcoming Volvo EX90, using much of the same underpinning technology and systems. It’s based on the advanced new SPA2 platform. While the Polestar 1 and 2 were based on Volvo concept cars, the 3 is the first Polestar car designed from the ground up.
Despite being a large SUV, its rakish design emphasizes aerodynamic efficiency, with a relatively sleek silhouette and a number of aero-channeling additions.
It has dual-bladed headlights, a rear spoiler with a built-in wing, and a front aero wing, as well as a ‘Smartzone’ panel containing various sensors, which were first seen on the Polestar Precept concept. Polestar CEO Thomas Ingenlath stated that these would become the brand’s defining characteristics.