Polestar 3 costs from around $140,000 to drive
Polestar’s public website in Australia has announced pricing for the Swedish-Chinese company’s second electric model, the Polestar 3 full-size SUV.
Advertised driving prices vary depending on where you live due to different state taxes: from about $138,000 on the road in the ACT and Tasmania to about $147,000 in WA.
This shows a list price of around $135,000 including GST and luxury car tax.
The Polestar website says deliveries are expected to begin in Australia from the first quarter of 2024, with a $1000 deposit required when placing an order. It will compete with the BMW iX and Mercedes-Benz EQS.
The configurator offers six colors with premium colors adding $2000 to the price. Other options include the $9000 Performance Package (20 kW power upgrade, new adaptive dampers, Pirelli P-Zero tires, forged alloys) and $6000 for the Pilot Package with LiDAR (delivery). in the third quarter of 2024).
You can also pick up the 1.3-megapixel HD LED headlights for another $3000 and the “animal welfare” Nappa leather trim for $7500.
The long Polestar 3 has a lot in common with the Volvo EX90, both of which are based on the same basic EV platform. It comes with dual-motor four-wheel drive with system outputs of 360kW and 840Nm (380kW and 910Nm with the Performance Package) with a 0-100km/h acceleration time of 5.0 seconds (4). ,7 seconds).
The range offered from the 111kWh CATL lithium-ion battery with 400V architecture is 610 km for the regular long range and 560 km with the Performance Pack. The highest DC charging rate listed is 250kW. Both are rated to tow 2200kg.
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The BMW iX Polestar 3 rival is quite large with a length of 4900mm and has 5 seats instead of 7 seats. It also has a sporty roofline and wide diagonal stance, setting it apart from the upcoming Volvo EX90, which focuses on the closely related family.
Polestar 3 will also offer two-way charging, both from vehicle to grid and from vehicle to truck. Volvo has confirmed the relevant EX90 will provide the same feature.
The SUV will come with adjustable regenerative braking with a single-pedal steering option, electric torque regulation via a clutch on the rear axle, and efficient rear-engine decoupling.
All 3 will also come with dual-chamber air suspension and active dampers, with at least two driving modes called comfort and dynamic.
The interior of the Polestar 3 takes on an EV theme through the use of sustainable materials like bio-distributed MicroTech, animal welfare certified leather and fully traceable wool upholstery. A complete life cycle assessment will be completed at the start of production.
The Polestar 3 is the company’s second model, but the range will expand to include a smaller model Polestar 4 . SUV And Polestar 5 grand tourer mid-decade.