Billed as an SUV for the electric age, Polestar has finally whipped the covers off its first performance SUV. Meet the Polestar 3 …

Polestar 3

“[The] Polestar 3 is a powerful electric SUV that appeals to the senses with a distinct, Scandinavian design and excellent driving dynamics,” said Thomas Ingenlath, Polestar CEO. “It takes our manufacturing footprint to the next level, bringing Polestar production to the United States. We are proud and excited to expand our portfolio as we continue our rapid growth.” Indeed, the SUV is the first car the firm plans on producing on two continents. 

“[It is] a powerful electric SUV that appeals to the senses with excellent driving dynamics”

Sporting a new aerodynamic profile, the Polestar 3 features a front aero wing integrated into the bonnet, an aero wing integrated into the rear spoiler, and rear aero blades. “This car has been designed as a Polestar from the start and features new defining characteristics for us – like the dual blade headlights, SmartZone and front aero wing,” said Ingenlath. The automaker says the SUV has a “powerful” stance. 

Polestar 3

The interior features materials selected for their sustainability credentials while raising premium aesthetic and luxury tactility. These include bio-attributed MicroTech, animal welfare-certified leather and fully traceable wool upholsteries. 

The infotainment system incorporates a “next-generation” Snapdragon Cockpit Platform from Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. The touch-enabled display measures 14.5 inches. 

The Polestar 3 has a (rear-biased) dual electric motor arrangement. The standard model produces 360 kW and 840 Nm of torque. Specifying the optional Performance Pack increases outputs to 380 kW and 910 Nm. The (targeted) 0-100 km/h sprint time is five seconds. The electric motors are coupled to a 111 kWh (nominal capacity) 400 V lithium-ion battery pack, allowing for an electric range of “up to” 610 km.