Polestar officially unveils its next electric car, the Polestar 3 SUV, and here are all the details.
October 12, 2022 was an important day for Polestar and for many people who were looking forward to know all the details of its next electric car, the Polestar 3.
This date was chosen by the brand to show for the first time the Polestar 3 and not only that, but to provide a lot of information of this impressive electric SUV of which we already know performance, range and even price for Spain.
For the brand the Polestar 3 is an important step for their next vehicles and is that it has a new aerodynamic profile that makes the vehicle more efficient, these new details can be seen in a small aerodynamic front spoiler integrated into the bonnet itself, another spoiler integrated into the rear spoiler itself and aerodynamic appendages at the rear. These new features will be the hallmarks of the brand.
Polestar CEO Thomas Ingenlath had this to say at the presentation:
“Polestar 3 is a powerful electric SUV that appeals to the senses with distinct Scandinavian design and excellent driving dynamics. It also takes our manufacturing footprint to the next level, bringing Polestar production to the United States. We are proud and excited to expand our portfolio as we continue our rapid growth.”
Thomas Ingenlath added the following about what this new vehicle entails:
“This car has been designed as a Polestar from the ground up and features new defining features for us, such as the double-bladed headlights, SmartZone and front aerodynamic spoiler.”
Importantly, the Polestar 3 is a generously sized SUV, with the Polestar 3 measuring 4,900 mm in length, 1,627 mm in height and 2,120 mm in width (including mirrors) with a wheelbase of 2,985 mm.
New technology in the Polestar 3
Polestar has done an important technological work in this Polestar 3, and it is the first vehicle of the brand to incorporate a central computer NVIDIA DRIVE, this microprocessor becomes the “brain” of the car, which will manage a multitude of data obtained from sensors and cameras of the vehicle to offer advanced safety functions of driver assistance.
The car’s infotainment and operating system (Android Automotive) is also enhanced over the Polestar 2, incorporating the latest microprocessor from Qualcomm Techonologies, best known for its Snapdragon microprocessors.
In addition, the Polestar 3’s central screen has been increased in size to 14.5 inches , offering a better user experience. Polestar has also detailed that the vehicle will have remote updates (via OTA) to always offer its customers the latest improvements and software updates.
Polestar 3 power and battery (Performance)
Undoubtedly one of the most anticipated things we wanted to know about the Polestar 3 is its performance and the brand gave all sorts of details on this aspect.
The Polestar 3 will initially be launched with a dual-motor configuration offering all-wheel drive to the vehicle although the power delivered from each of the motors will be managed at all times to offer the best possible driving dynamics.
The Polestar 3’s two electric motors deliver an output of 489bhp, although with the optional Performance Pack this is increased to 517bhp. This enables 0-60 mph in 4.9 seconds, with the figure dropping to 4.6 seconds with the Performance Pack.
Among other interesting features, the Polestar 3 includes an electric double clutch function (Torque Vectoring) on the rear axle, always offering the maximum possible power.
In terms of battery and range, the Polestar 3 is equipped with a 111 kWh lithium-ion battery, a really big battery that very few vehicles currently have.
Thanks to this battery, the Polestar 3 has a range of 610 kilometres under the WLTP cycle, making it one of the longest-range electric SUVs on the market.
In terms of charging power, the Polestar 3 can charge in DC up to 250 kW and in AC up to 11 kW.
In addition, the Polestar 3 includes a heat pump, which allows the battery to be kept at optimum temperatures in any situation, thus offering the highest performance and charging power.
Polestar 3 packages, production and pricing
For the first year, the Polestar 3 comes standard with the Plus Pack and Pilot Pack, a set of premium options and extras that are detailed below.
The Plus Pack includes a 25-speaker Bowers & Wilkins audio system with 3D surround sound and Dolby Atmos capability, as well as a soft-closing door, electric steering column and heated steering wheel.
The Pilot package includes head-up display, Park Assist Pilot, Pilot Assist driver assistance system. An optional add-on package will be available from the second quarter of 2023 and includes LiDAR, three cameras, four ultrasonic sensors and cleaning for the front and rear view cameras, providing accurate real-time data on the car’s surroundings, with additional NVIDIA control.
Another feature that is often of interest is the boot capacity, this time the Polestar 3’s boot has a capacity of 484 litres, which can be increased to 1,411 litres if the rear seats are folded down. It also includes a small front luggage compartment with a capacity of 32 litres.
As for first deliveries, Polestar expects deliveries to start in the fourth quarter of 2023.
The Polestar 3 is currently available for pre-order, and the price of the Polestar 3 in Spain starts at €92,900. A lease option is also available for €1,300 per month.
You can watch the full presentation of the Polestar 3 in the video below.
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