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What to expect from the Polestar 3 electric SUV?

Polestar, a division of Volvo, recently announced that production of its first ever electric SUV, the Polestar 3, will debut early next year in South Carolina. Indeed, this SUV will be assembled alongside the Volvo S60 sedan and the next generation Volvo XC90. What can we expect from this new model?

Polestar and Volvo, both owned by Chinese giant Geely, remain discreet about the details of their new electric SUV, the Polestar 3. But what we do know from reliable sources is that it will be based on a whole new modular architecture dedicated to electric vehicles.

However, the Polestar 3 would not borrow the CMA architecture which currently supports the Polestar 2 and the Volvo XC40 Recharge. We could therefore expect a greater variety in terms of the capacity of the batteries offered and, above all, a marked improvement in the range of the vehicle.

It has to be, because the Polestar 2 sedan offers barely 400 kilometers of range in a world where some Tesla models easily exceed 500 kilometers.

Polestar 2

The manufacturer shared only one image of the vehicle camouflaged under a sheet. However, we can infer from its silhouette that it is a coupe-like SUV, similar to a BMW X6 or Mercedes-Benz GLE coupe. As for the dimensions of the Polestar 3, nothing is yet clear; but given that it will be assembled alongside the upcoming mid-size XC90, it wouldn’t be surprising if the Polestar 3 has similar dimensions.

Volvo has also confirmed that the next XC90 will also offer an electric variant. We could therefore expect several technical similarities with the Polestar 3 which will display a design much more unique than its cousin. According to the manufacturer, the design of the Polestar 3 is inspired by the Precept concept unveiled online last year as part of a canceled Geneva Auto Show.

Volvo XC40 Recharge

The Polestar 3 SUV will be an important vehicle for Polestar as it will compete with a new class of electric luxury SUVs coming from all corners of the planet. Among them are the Tesla Model X, Cadillac Lyriq, Audi e-tron Sportback, BMX iX, Jaguar I-Pace and, soon, an electric SUV signed Lincoln.

This vehicle should also allow Polestar to finally record substantial sales. Remember that sales of the Polestar 2 are not going as planned due to logistical challenges related to the health crisis.

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