The Polestar 3 is the newest model in the budding brand’s lineup. The electric SUV won’t go on sale until sometime next year, but we have a new walkaround video that provides an overview of its specs, features, and design.
The Polestar 3 adopts many of the same styling elements found on other models in the lineup, including the Precept concept. It has a familiar-looking front end packed with technology and sensors paired with a rear that adopts a motif similar to that of the Polestar 2. The sloping roof and pinched rear wing styling give the 3 a sporty aesthetic even though it’s a crossover underneath.
Gallery: 2023 Polestar 3
Inside are two screens – a slim one for the driver and a 14.5-inch tablet-style one in the centre of the dash. It’s packed with must-have technologies like Apple CarPlay. Optional packs add goodies such as soft-close doors, heated rear seats, a head-up display, and other comforts.
The Polestar features a dual-motor powertrain setup paired with a 111.0-kilowatt-hour battery. The combined output is 489 bhp and 620 lb-ft of torque. The available Performance pack increases that to 517 bhp and 671 lb-ft. It also drops the SUV’s 0-60-mph time from 4.9 seconds to 4.6. The Polestar 3 isn’t as slippery as other competitors, with its 0.29 drag coefficient. It has an EPA-estimated range of up to 300 miles, and it’ll be able to recharge from 10 to 80 percent in 30 minutes with DC fast charging.
The Performance pack also tweaks the styling, adding gold valve caps and gold seat belts. Equipped SUVs also receive Pirelli P-Zero tyres and a range optimisation drive mode. The extra power comes at a cost, with the Performance dropping the SUV’s estimated range by 30 miles.