It is no secret that the entire automotive mass market is obsessed with SUVs and crossovers. In fact, it even prompted Ferrari, who held sleek sports and super cars as sacred, to spawn off the Purosangue SUV, which only goes to show just how effectual the market’s desire for big, butch, and powerful vehicles now is.
Now, the electric future is truly here, and every single carmaker worth their salt is working towards either electrifying their current lineup or launching new, all-electric vehicles. As such, the polestar Precept concept had us enamored and excited, and since the Swedish brand announced that the original concept car would lead to an SUV as well, anticipation has been high.
About to be unveiled to the global public in October 2022, the Polestar 3 will tackle the likes of the Tesla Model X, Audi e-Tron, and the Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo. Until then, the Swedish brand has remained quite hush about their upcoming flagship, only teasing media and fans through small snippets and camo-wrapped shots. Nevertheless, Polestar has kept excitement about the Polestar 3 up by releasing a sufficient amount of information for us to lap up. That being said, here is everything we’ve gathered about the Polestar 3.
8 370 Miles Of Electric Range
The Polestar 3 will hit the market employing a dual-motor setup along with a large battery pack, and will thus boast 372 miles of electric range. The Swedish manufacturer has confirmed that the range of their first electric SUV will be 372 miles, which is 20-odd miles more than the range offered by the Tesla Model X.
Furthermore, it is quite possible that the Polestar 3 will be using the battery packs that its predecessor, the Polestar 2 is outfitted with. The Polestar 2 has a range of 335 miles, and the newer electric SUV, which will take the flagship throne at Polestar, will no doubt up the ante with longer range and more efficiency.
7 The Polestar 3 Will Employ NVIDIA Computing PowerThe official webpage for the Polestar 3 shows that the new SUV is one which ‘incorporates NVIDIA computing power. The multinational technology company with a focus on graphical and artificial intelligence solutions will lend its services to Polestar for their upcoming electric flagship. Now, you’d be forgiven for thinking NVIDIA only dabbles in graphic cards and video games, as they have made quite a name for themselves in the autonomous driving technology department as well. With the Polestar 3 slated to support autonomous driving as the trend is for the future, it naturally tracks for the two brands to collaborate.
6 The Interiors Will Boost Sustainable MaterialsThere has been very little that Polestar has shown when it comes to the Polestar 3. With even the exterior being kept under wraps this heavily until its global unveil in October, the interiors are even more elusive, and we have yet to get a look at what’s inside the Polestar 3.
However, with Polestar’s philosophy of doing away with emissions for good, it comes as no surprise when the brand announces that their Polestar 3 will feature sustainable material innovations. We have seen plenty of brands, especially electric vehicles, use sustainable, and even recycled materials in development, and the Polestar 3 will be no exception.
5 Striking Exterior Design
Polestar showed off the SUV on Instagram in two separate posts, one wrapped in camouflage earlier, and one being the latest side profile that they have treated eager fans to. The Polestar 3 will be sporting a radical two-part headlamp set-up which looks as striking as it look fresh, and the sloping roofline of the SUV shows that it will be quite sporty.
On the rear, Polestar, as usual, deviate from any existing Volvo designs, and have outfitted the Polestar 3 with a horizontal rear-light setup which is one single piece that runs along the rear of the vehicle and then bends into the taillights. Polestar has never been one with bad car designs, and it is absolutely clear that they will be playing to their strengths with the design of the Polestar 3.
4 How It Could Compare To RivalsThe Polestar 3 will be competing with the likes of other luxury performance electric SUVs (there’s a sentence we never thought we’d hear up until a couple of years ago) like the Audi e-Tron and the Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo. The former has a range of 252 miles, while the latter boasts of an electric range of just over 300 miles.
Compared to the Model X, the Polestar 3 will still have more range, as the Tesla comes in at a 350-mile range against the Polestar 3’s 372-mile range. Compared to the Porsche, it is clear that the Polestar 3 will offer more ground clearance, and thus, a more capable SUV, rather than merely a tarmac-suited vehicle.
3 It Will Offer Autonomous Driving Through LiDAR
There is undoubtedly going to be a plethora of tech involved in the making of the Polestar 3, and the SUV will certainly have some mighty impressive features on offer. At launch, the Polestar 3 might not have autonomous highway piloting, but over time, it will be offered as well.
LiDAR sensor technology, among what will certainly be a slew of other sensor tech, will work to make the autonomous driving experience on the Polestar 3 effective and remarkable. The auto manufacturer has delved into this with NVIDIA technologies, in order to work on their autonomous driving systems.
2 Polestar Will Manufacture The Polestar 3 In The USA
According to the Swedish carmaker, the Polestar 3 will be manufactured in the United States in the near future. Currently manufactured in two facilities in China, the Polestar 3 will be the brand’s first car to be built in the United States, and will come together in Charleston, South Carolina.
No doubt, Polestar considers the USA one of its highest margin and growth segments in the industry, and will look to expand their global base further with their electric SUV. Over the next few years, Polestar has hinted at plans to launch a lot of other models as well, with the Polestar 4 preview being teased today, and the Polestar 5 to be revealed at the Goodwood Festival of Speed.
1 It Will Debut in October 2022
Polestar have announced that the Polestar 3 will see the light of day and finally shed its covers in October, where a world premier will be held for the same. With just a few months to go, everyone will be looking forward to seeing all details about the Polestar 3 emerge.
It will be exciting to see the power figures of the Polestar 3, which have not been disclosed as of now. Furthermore, getting a closer look at the interior of the Polestar 3 will also be something everyone will be excited about, us included.