Polestar 3 SUV revealed, production to begin in 2023

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Credit: Polestar

Polestar has shared the first official, uncamouflaged image of its third vehicle, appropriately named the Polestar 3, ahead of its official debut later this year.

The Polestar 3 is a performance electric SUV, and with it the automaker is hoping to cash in on the lucrative North American SUV market.

“Polestar 3 is the SUV for the electric age. Our design identity evolves with this high-end large luxury EV, with a strong, individual brand character,” says Thomas Ingenlath, Polestar CEO. “With this car, we bring the ‘sport’ back to the SUV, staying true to our performance roots.”

Even though Polestar shared an image of the electric SUV, the company didn’t provide many specs just yet.

At its launch, the Polestar 3 will feature a dual-motor powertrain paired with what the automaker calls a “large battery” that will provide over 600km (373 miles) of range on the WLTP rating schedule.

It will also feature Luminar LiDAR sensors powered by NVIDIA hardware which Polestar will utilize to offer “autonomous highway piloting.”

Like its sibling, the Polestar 2, it will also be capable of over-the-air (OTA) software updates that will allow it get more features over time.

We will get to see more of the Polestar 3 in October, and production is expected to begin in early 2023. The company will likely release pricing details soon after.

The Polestar 3 will be the first of three new vehicles the company plans to unveil over the course of the next three years. With the new vehicles Polestar is aiming to grow global annual sales from 29,000 in 2021 to 290,000 by 2025.

A recent deal with Hertz for up to 65,000 Polestar cars should help them achieve that goal.

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