Polestar showcased its new SUV at an event we’re following live from Copenhagen, Denmark. The Polestar 3 presents itself as “the SUV for the electric age” and has a strong case for standing out in the segment.
Come and see this high-performance machine and all its details.
Polestar has officially unveiled the Polestar 3, a powerful, high-performance electric SUV with Scandinavian minimalism and purity. The Polestar 3 now makes an SUV not only more relevant and responsible, but also more attractive for all the right reasons.
Speaking at the event taking place in Copenhagen since yesterday, Polestar CEO Thomas Ingenlath said:
The Polestar 3 is a powerful electric SUV that appeals to the senses with its distinctive Scandinavian design and excellent driving dynamics. It brings our production to the United States. We are proud and excited to expand our range as we continue our rapid growth.
New materials for an aerodynamic profile
The Polestar 3 introduces a new aerodynamic profile, achieved through subtle yet effective aerodynamic optimization - including a front wing integrated into the hood, another integrated into the rear spoiler and aerodynamic blades at the rear.
The materials used in the Polestar 3 have been selected for their durable properties, taking the premium aesthetic and feel to the next level. It includes MicroTech organic materials, with certified animal leather and fully traceable wool upholstery.
In line with Polestar's commitment to transparency, a life cycle report for this model (LCA report) will be made available and will be completed once production starts. New documents of this type will follow and work continues to find new ways to reduce the carbon footprint.
The first Polestar with NVIDIA DRIVE core processing
Polestar 3 is the first Polestar car with NVIDIA DRIVE central processing, powered by Volvo Cars software. Acting as the brain of artificial intelligence, this powerful platform can process the data obtained from the car's multiple sensors and cameras, enabling advanced driver assistance and monitoring safety systems to run.
The infotainment system is available from Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.'s next-generation Snapdragon Cockpit Platform technology. As a core component of Snapdragon's Digital Chassis - a comprehensive suite of cloud-connected automotive platforms - the Snapdragon Cockpit Platform will be leveraged to deliver an immersive in-vehicle experience through its powerful capabilities with high-definition displays, sound system surround, and built-in connectivity. .
Security, sensors and cameras
As Volvo Cars enters a new era of safety, the Polestar 3 will be equipped with all of its new active and passive safety technology as part of its DNA. It includes the latest innovation: an interior radar system that can detect sub-millimetre-scale movements, protecting children and animals accidentally left in the car.
This new system is linked to the vehicle's climate system to prevent overheating or hypothermia.
Polestar 3 brings together additional collaborations with leading safety technology partners such as Zenseact, Luminar and Smart Eye, seamlessly integrating ADAS (Advanced Driver Assistance System) technology into the vehicle's central processing.
The Polestar 3 comes standard with five radar modules, five remote cameras and twelve ultrasonic sensors that support many of its advanced security features.
Located in the lower part of the front wing, the SmartZone contains several sensors on the front, a heated radar module and a camera, now believed to be Polestar's signature.
Inside, two cameras to monitor the driver make the debut of Smart Eye's eye-tracking technology on a Polestar model, for safer driving. These cameras are able to monitor the driver's eyes and can send warning messages, sounds or even activate an emergency stop function when detecting the presence of a distracted or drowsy driver.
Operating system developed in collaboration with Google
Android Automotive OS, co-developed with Google, reappears in the car's operating system via a 14.5-inch central display.
It's an evolution of technology originally introduced in the Polestar 2 - the world's first car with Google's integrated system - revolutionizing functionality and design in the SUV segment. Over-the-air (OTA) updates are also provided and will allow for continuous software improvements with the introduction of new features without having to travel to a service point.
What moves you?
The Polestar 3 arrives in a twin engine configuration with extra power at the rear. The standard version comes with 360 kW and 840 Nm. With the optional Performance Pack, an increase of both is possible, up to 380 kW and 910 Nm.
The single-pedal adjustable drive is also included, as is the TVDC - Electric Torque Vectoring Dual Clutch on the rear axle - an evolution of technology originally used on the Polestar 1.
Polestar 3 also has a rear electric motor deactivation function, which allows the car to drive only with the front electric motor, saving energy under certain conditions.
Advanced chassis control is provided by the standard two-chamber suspension, which allows the Polestar 3 to switch between the comfort and dynamics of a firm suspension, adjusting the dampers every two milliseconds (500 Hz) according to road conditions.
The 111 kWh battery pack gives the Polestar 3 great autonomy and can cover up to 610 km in a WLTP cycle (preliminary data). The lithium-ion battery has a prismatic cell design enclosed in a protective aluminum housing with boron steel reinforcement and liquid cooling. The Polestar 3 also comes standard with a heat pump, which helps the car pre-condition the climate and battery.
The Polestar 3 also has the option of bi-directional charging, with the ability to supply power to the grid, for example.
All versions feature air suspension, a full-length panoramic glass roof, interior and exterior LED lighting, retractable door handles with proximity sensing and 21-inch wheels. The Pack Plus and Pack Pilot come standard on first model year orders and also include a number of deluxe and premium features such as a Bowers & Wilkins 25-speaker audio system with 3D surround sound system, Dolby Atmos capabilities, soft ports, head up display and Pilot Assist.
price and availability
Luminar's optional Pilot Pack with LiDAR sensor, available to order in Q2 2023, will include an NVIDIA control unit equipped with three cameras, four ultrasonic sensors and cleaning for front and rear cameras, capable of accurate data collection . environment around the car. This enables highly detailed 3D scanning to prepare the vehicle for autonomous driving.
The optional Performance Pack further refines driving dynamics and includes 380 kW and 910 Nm, with performance-optimized air suspension, 22-inch wheels and a signature 'Swedish Gold' accent.
The Polestar 3 will be the first car with a new electric technology-based technology developed and shared with Volvo Cars. Production for the markets of this first launch is expected to start at Volvo Cars' facility in Chengdu, China, in this first phase from mid-2023, and will culminate in first deliveries, scheduled for the fourth quarter of the same year.
From mid-2024, production of the Polestar 3 is also expected to take place at Volvo Cars' Ridgeville plant in the state of South Carolina, United States. China to the United States. The first deliveries from this factory are expected to hit the market in mid-2024.
At launch, the Polestar 3 Long Range Dual engine (360 kW, 840 Nm) will be available from €94,900. Orders will be available online in all initial release markets from October 12, 2022 and the full list of technical specifications can be found at Polestar.com/polestar-3.