POLESTAR has revealed that its next model will be the Polestar 3, and is due to be revealed in full in October 2022.
The first SUV from the Swedish manufacturer, like the crossover-saloon Polestar 2, it will be available as a pure-electric model only.
With the Polestar 2 already a fleet favourite, the Polestar 3 is only likely to expand on that, with an electric driving range of 373 miles (600 km) targeted.
Combine expected high-power charging capabilities with that long range, plus the lowest BIK rates of 2%, and the Polestar 3 will surely be a popular choice for managers of SME fleets and company car drivers.
Technical specifications are not yet known, though Polestar has announced that the 3 will feature a “dual-motor drivetrain and large battery”. For the near 400 mile range, expect a battery of around 100 kWh in capacity.
Performance from the Polestar 2 is already rapid, so even keeping the existing 300 kW system it currently builds should be plenty for buyers, though there’s a good chance that Polestar will up the output for the 3 SUV.
What is already known is that the 3 will be the first Polestar to be manufactured in the United States, alongside the forthcoming Volvo XC90.
There will also be LiDAR sensors built in and NVIDIA computing power included in Polestar 3 models from launch, enabling increasing levels of driver assistance and autonomous driving where regulations allow. Thomas Ingenlath, Polestar CEO, said:
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. With this car, we bring the ‘sport’ back to the SUV, staying true to our performance roots.
It’s the first of a series of new cars due from Polestar each year for the next three years. Orders for the Polestar 3 will be taken from its debut in October, and deliveries are expected to arrive in 2023.