Polestar 3 EV Crossover To Debut On October 12, Via Livestream From Copenhagen

Kevin Williams
by Kevin Williams

Polestar revealed more details on what could possibly end up being its most popular model.

Polestar’s forthcoming electric SUV finally has an unveiling date – October 12. The electric crossover will be unveiled in a live-streamed event from Copenhagen, featuring the Polestar CEO, Thomas Ingenlath, and Polestar Head of Design, Maximilian Missoni.

Polestar calls the new EV crossover a “ powerful, design-led electric performance SUV that appeals to the senses with a distinct shape.” We don’t have official pictures, but from what we can see, the Polestar 3 appears to be a sleek compact to midsized SUV, about the same size as a BMW X3. From a dead-on rear shot, the roofline looks sleek, but not quite as coupe-like as the BMW X4, or electric-only Volvo C40.

Underneath, the Polestar 3 is expected to be powered by a rear-biased, twin electric motor setup making a maximum 517 horsepower and 671 lb.-ft. of torque, on optional Performance Pack equipped models. Polestar says this setup will offer torque vectoring. When paired with the new active damping suspension, the Polestar 3 is shaping up to be an electric SUV that can easily switch between comfort and outright sport. “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,” said Ingenlath.

The car is expected to use the SEA2 platform, an evolution of the EV-capable SEA platform currently found on Volvo models, and likely will be used on the forthcoming EV-only Volvo XC90 replacement. The Polestar 3 should go on sale in early 2023, worldwide.

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Kevin Williams
Kevin Williams

Kevin has been obsessed with cars ever since he could talk. He even learned to read partially by learning and reading the makes and models on the back of cars, only fueling his obsession. Today, he is an automotive journalist and member of the Automotive Press Association. He is well-versed in electrification, hybrid cars, and vehicle maintenance.

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