The small manufacturer Polestar has just released the first official photo of its Polestar 3 crossover, several months before the official unveiling scheduled for next October. The brand’s first-ever utility vehicle takes the form of an SUV coupe with an aerodynamic silhouette inspired by the Precept concept, which should also make its way to the lineup in a few months as a performance sedan.
Polestar had previously shown a photo of its Utility 3, but that one showed a vehicle camouflaged by vinyl wrap. This time around, you can clearly see the inspiration behind the Polestar 3, the SUV that features, among other things, the four-spoke design of the Polestar 2’s wheels, while at the front, the 2020 prototype’s signature is carried over to the letter, Polestar looking to distance itself from Volvo with this new approach.
Since we’re talking about Volvo, it’s okay to draw a parallel with the 2021 Recharge prototype, which showed what to expect from the Swedish division’s future electric SUVs. On the other hand, the Polestar 3 looks shorter with longer overhangs than the Volvo concept.
We also know that the Polestar 3 will initially be offered with a pair of electric motors and that performance should be at the forefront, as it is with the brand’s other products. The range between recharges will be 600 km according to the WLTP calculation method, which suggests a shorter distance for the North American market.
Polestar also confirmed that the vehicle would eventually be marketed with a driving assistance system for the highway, thanks to the contribution of a LiDAR system developed by the firm Luminar and the NVIDIA system.
Production of this first SUV for the Polestar division will begin in early 2023 in China and the United States. After that, another SUV coupe will be born, which will be called Polestar 4 and will be shown in 2023. The Polestar 5 sedan will follow the outline of the Precept concept in 2024.
Polestar intends to produce 290,000 vehicles per year by 2025, ten times more than in 2021.