Volvoelectric vehicle subsidiary, has announced that the Polestar 3 is set to arrive in 2022.
As the brand’s third product, this
new EVcomes with single- and dual-motor power train options and a surprisingly low roofline.
It’s promised to deliver top power and should propel the company’s total production to over 100,000 cars. Could this make Polestar a real competitor to EV leaders like Tesla?
The Polestar 3 will be an electric SUV
Car and Driver, Polestar has been trying to adhere to an aggressive schedule of one new model release per year.
Following the Polestar 1 PHEV coupe and the Polestar 2 EV crossover, we now have the upcoming Polestar 3 for 2022.
The new Polestar is confirmed to only have two rows of seats, as one might expect from seeing the low roofline.
Polestar’s CEO Thomas Ingenlath said at the Munich auto show that they purposefully chose two rows for the Polestar 3 to give it a more aerodynamic (and stylish!) roofline.
In addition, they’ve added more space between the first and second rows, creating a more luxurious feeling in the back.
As with the previous Polestar, this upcoming model is promised to have both single- and dual-motor versions. Car buyers will appreciate this flexibility.
The SUV will be built in the same South Carolina plant as the next-gen Volvo XC90. Despite this, Polestar aims to differentiate its product from Volvo’s flagship SUV as much as possible.
Assessing the future of Polestar
As a fairly recent newcomer to the EV world, the brand is yet to pass 100,000 in total car production, though CEO Ingenlath is hopeful the Polestar 3 will help the brand in that regard.
Teslais probably not going to be fazed by Polestar just yet. Tesla remains popular and busy with reservations even as it reveals delay after delay.
Polestar is also working on producing their Precept concept, which is an elegant low-roofed sedan.
The brand seems to be designing plenty of low-roofed vehicles in the current age of SUVs.
That is fortunate for car enthusiasts who prefer that sleeker look and lower roofline, as they might be finding themselves with fewer options.
Those who are more familiar with the brand might be curious as to why Polestar isn’t planning on investing in top-flight racing at the moment. After all, it originated running touring cars for Volvo.
If the Polestar 3 is delivered without a hiccup in the short term, it would make the company’s long-term prospects look quite good. Polestar would become one of the more successful pure EV brands.
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