The Polestar 3 electric SUV will make its public debut in October, the automaker confirmed Thursday in a press release detailing sales for the first quarter of 2022.
Rented in December 2021The Polestar 3 will likely go on sale in the US as a 2023 model. It will be built at parent Polestar’s Charleston, South Carolina plant, as well as at Polestar’s existing plant in China.
Polestar CEO Thomas Ingenlath says the brand’s first SUV will be similar in size to Replacement for Volvo XC90, there will also be an all-electric variant along with hybrid powertrain options. Both will use Volvo’s new SPA2 platform, and the XC90 replacement will also be built in South Carolina.
Teaser for Polestar 3 coming in 2022
The Polestar 3 will set itself apart from its Volvo sibling by placing a greater emphasis on performance. In a 2021 interview with Advocacy agencyPolestar Americas boss Gregor Hembrough said Polestar’s target is Porsche.
The Polestar 3 is expected to target the Porsche Cayenne, while the Polestar 4 and Polestar 5 models will target the Macan and Taycan respectively, according to a 2021 presentation outlining the upcoming lineup. The Polestar name derives from an independent racing team and tuning company, which was later acquired by Volvo.
That strategy effectively makes the Polestar 3 the brand’s new flagship, temporarily creating a huge gap from the present. Polestar 2 until other models arrive. The Polestar 4 is expected to be a smaller SUV at a lower price point, while Polestar 5 will be a sedan with styling inspired by the 2020s The Polestar Precepts concept, using the same SPA2 platform as the replacement 3 and the Volvo XC90. The 4 is expected to launch in 2023, followed by the 5 in 2024.