Yet another SUV emerges, this time from Polestar. Though we haven’t heard much from it, the Polestar 3 is the EV manufacturer’s upcoming model, accompanying the Polestar 2, which is somewhat difficult to classify. At least the 3 is much clearer on what it is.
It is powered by a dual-motor all-wheel-drive powertrain that makes 487 horsepower and 620 lb-ft of torque. The optional performance package makes it 517 HP and 671 lb-ft, with 22-inch wheels and a different suspension setup. Why anyone would want or need more power from an electric SUV is anyone’s guess. Either way, the SUV is capable of 0-60mph in 4.9 seconds, with the performance variant shaving off 0.3 seconds. With a towing capability of 1587kg/3500 pounds, the company estimates a range of 300 miles from the 111 kWh battery pack, which is lessened to 270 with the performance trim.
The interior is as simplistic as any other EV. Made from sustainable materials, it has heated massaging front seats, three-zone automatic control system, and a panoramic roof that forms the Polestar logo when illuminated. A 9.0-inch display serves as the speedometer, with a humongous android-sourced 14.5-inch as the infotainment system; which should be a normal thing for expensive electric cars at this rate. Nvidia Drive is the chosen processor for all the activities, and with all the sensors and cameras onboard, autonomous driving may also be included in the future. Launch units will come with small improvements such as a heated steering wheel, a 25-speaker Bowers & Wilkins audio system, and more.
p dir=”ltr” style=”line-height: 1.38;margin-top: 0pt;margin-bottom: 0pt”>Polestar made a great impression with the Polestar One, where an extensively modified example was used as Need for Speed: Heat’s cover art car. Though those days are long gone, and every manufacturer needs to keep up with market demands, which is the speculated purpose of the 3.