The Polestar 3 The SUV will pack a punch against Tesla when it launches on October 13.
The large electric SUV will be produced 380kW power and 910Nm torque with the optional Performance Pack; a similar power output with Porsche Taycan 4S (390kW when overboost), and a similar torque as Taycan Turbo (850Nm when overboost).
At launch, Polestar 3 will only be offered in twin-engine all-wheel drive guise. Polestar says it’s rear-biased, with a torque vectoring system on the rear axle thanks to a dual-clutch system inside the electric motor.
The car will use dual-chamber air suspension and adaptive dampers as standard. The dampers are capable of adjusting their behavior every two milliseconds, and the driver will be able to manually choose between a comfortable or firm setting.
Essentially, the Polestar 3 will be built on a version of the new electric architecture set to underpin the upcoming Volvo EX90 SUV.
The large SUV will confront the BMW iX and Mercedes-Benz EQE SUV when it launched and was set to lead the charge of the Polestar brand in the United States. It will be manufactured in China and the United States, with production slated to begin in early 2023.
Polestar is targeting a range of more than 600 km in the WLTP test cycle from its dual-motor powertrain; the The longest range iX will do up to 620km.
The brand has confirmed that it will equip a LiDAR sensor and NVIDIA processing to provide semi-automated highway driving.
Australia is considered a key launch market for Polestar and we fully expect the 3 produced for our market in right drive mode.
Polestar has bold expansion plans. It wants to launch a new one every year between now and 2024 and will expand to 30 markets by 2030. It also plans to increase sales from 29,000 per year to 290,000 per year by 2025.
Polestar is a Sweden-based venture company run by Volvo and its Chinese parent company Geely Holding, and was listed on NASDAQ earlier this year following the SPAC IPO.
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