The first technical specifications of the 2023 Polestar 3 electric SUV have been uncovered, in front of its global divulging one month from now.
As its name might propose, the Polestar 3 is the third model from Volvo’s electric spin-off brand – and Polestar’s sportier, five-seat sibling to the forthcoming Volvo EX90, the electric successor to the present XC90 seven-seat family SUV.
It will be uncovered in full on the morning of October 13 (Australian time), in front of first Australian deliveries comprehended to be scheduled for the second half of 2023 – in front of its Volvo sibling in 2024.
Costs in the UK are reputed to begin in the region of £79,845, as per magazine Auto Express – in accordance with a plug-in Porsche Cayenne Coupe E-Hybrid, which costs £76,600 in the UK, or $159,500 plus on-road costs in Australia.
Two versions of the Polestar 3 are supposed to be accessible in Europe at launch, both with dual-motor all-wheel drive, torque vectoring across the rear axle, and versatile air suspension with two modes, fit for changing its immovability 500 times per second.
Outputs in flagship versions with the Performance Pack are rated at 380kW and 910Nm – 30kW/230Nm higher than a dual-motor Polestar 2 car with a $1000 performance software update, yet not as much as Polestar’s most remarkable car ever, the 447kW/1000Nm 2019-22 Polestar 1 coupe.
Specifications seen via Auto Express propose the Performance model will be fit for a 0-100km/h sprint in 4.7 seconds, and 560km of claimed driving range from a 107kWh battery pack (usable capacity; or 111kWh total).
An entry-level Long Range model will be accessible, with the Performance’s battery yet less powerful electric motors developing 365kW and 840Nm.
This variant is said to be equipped for a 0-100km/h dash in 5.0 seconds, a 210km/h top speed, and up to 612km of claimed driving range.
Both Polestar 3 vehicles will be equipped for 250kW fast charging, empowering a 10 to 80 percent recharge in a claimed 30 minutes. It says 21-inch wheels will be standard on the Long Range, with 22-inch alloys included with the Performance Pack.
Polestar says the Performance Pack will likewise add “Polestar Engineered chassis tuning” for the versatile dampers and air suspension – which Auto Express will prompt a 13mm-lower ride height – in addition to gold accents on the wheel valve caps, safety belts, and a “laser-etched interior light strip”.
The new SUV will profit from similar semi-autonomous driving capabilities as its Volvo EX90 sibling, created with software organizations Zenseact and Luminar, and supported by computing power from hardware producer Nvidia.
Polestar’s latest teaser picture shows nothing more than the photograph released in June, seeing the Polestar 3’s sloping roofline, full-width LED tail-light bar, and hero white paint colour.
The 2023 Polestar 3 will be uncovered on 13 October 2022 at 3am Sydney and Melbourne time (or 7pm on October 12 in Western Europe).