James Gent

James Gent

October 3, 2022 3:16 pm


Polestar has confirmed further performance specs for its third bespoke model – the Polestar 3 SUV – ahead of its global launch on October 12, which can be viewed at 2pm EDT here.

Polestar 3

Polestar 3

The SUV, which is set to go head-to-head with the Audi e-tron among other premium SUVs, will feature a “rear-biased dual motor powertrain,” which, on the entry level Long Range trim, is expected to produce 489 hp and 619 lb ft of torque. The estimated electric range could be as high as 610 km, in keeping with Polestar’s projected target of “over 600 km” announced a few months ago, while the top speed could nudge 210 km/h.

Polestar has now announced that an optional Performance Pack will hike the Polestar 3’s horsepower and torque figures to 510 hp and 671 lb-ft respectively. Given that the Performance Pack will use the same “large battery” – expected to be 111 kWh in size – as the Long Range example, the estimated electric range is still expected to be above 550 km.

Both examples will also be built atop the Volvo Group’s SPA2 platform (as indeed with the new Volvo EXC90), with the Performance Pack set to feature bespoke tuning to both the adaptive dampers and dual-chamber air suspension – standard on both models – for more refined handling. Hence also the SUV’s wide track.

Read more: Volvo’s new EX90 flagship will arrive on November 9

Alongside the performance figures, Polestar has provided its first clear look at the rear design of the Polestar 3, the most notable element being the full-width rear lightbar, a Polestar 2-esque rear bumper, and an arcing roofline that tapers into a rear-lip spoiler. The Performance Pack meanwhile will boast the brand’s “signature Swedish gold details” inside and out.

The October 12 global launch will be held in Copenhagen, Denmark. The Polestar 3 will join the already-launched, mid-sized Polestar 2 and the limited-edition Polestar 1 sports car on the Swedish brand’s line-up, and is set to be joined soon by the Polestar 5 limousine.

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