Polestar’s Performance SUV Readies for Debut

Polestar has released its first official image of its SUV ahead of the global debut next month in Copenhagen, Denmark.

Polestar 3 claims to be a design-led electric performance SUV built on new BEV technology base developed by and shared with Volvo. It features centralized core computing from Nvidia and a host of advanced safety systems from Volvo and industry suppliers including Zenseact, Luminar and Smart Eye.

At launch, all versions feature a rear-biased dual motor powertrain with electric torque vectoring via a dual clutch system on the rear electric motor. This is met by adaptive dual-chamber air suspension and active dampers as standard, which claims to allow Polestar 3 to switch between comfort and firm suspension dynamics while adjusting the dampers to suit road conditions once every two milliseconds.

The optional Performance Pack, claiming a maximum output of 509bhp and 671ft-lbs of torque, comes along with chassis tuning for the active dampers and air suspension. Polestar’s signature Swedish gold details are also added, including valve caps, seat belts and a laser-etched interior light strip.

Thomas Ingenlath, Polestar CEO, said: “We had to ask ourselves: ‘what should a modern SUV look like?’ Polestar 3 defines the SUV for the electric age and in designing it, we addressed some of the fundamentals of the archetype: proportions, stance and aerodynamics. It’s this instant ability to transform from a comfortable cruiser to a sharp, agile performance car in less than the blink of an eye that makes Polestar 3 special as an electric performance SUV. It also benefits from a low center of gravity and wide track for ultimate stability, and an exciting feeling behind the wheel.”

— Paul Myles is a seasoned automotive journalist based in Europe. Follow him on Twitter @Paulmyles_

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