The 2024 Polestar 3 electric SUV, designed for the brand and built on Volvo’s new SPA2 platform, is Polestar’s first entry in the SUV market. It stands 93 inches long, 64 inches tall, and 83.5 inches wide including the door mirrors, and depending on the configuration, can weigh between 5,696 and 5,886 pounds.
The streamlined outline marks Polestar’s identity going forward with sculpted surfaces, discreet details, and optimized aerodynamics. It sports a lower and extended roofline with the new version of the T-shaped LED daytime running lights seen on the Polestar 1 and the 2. We can see a bumper with a horizontal insert, front and rear aero wings, rear aero blades, a thin light bar in the rear, and 21-inch wheels. The Polestar 3 will come in six color options: Snow, Magnesium, Jupiter, Midnight, Thunder, and Space.
Polestar 3 will come with a 489 HP, dual-motor, all-wheel drive powertrain that offers 620 lb-ft of torque, and can go from 0 to 60 mph in 4.9 seconds with a top speed of 130 mph. The motors are connected to a 111-kilowatt-hour lithium-ion battery pack with standard Brembo brakes and air suspension system with active dampers. The optional Performance model comes with a 517 HP powertrain, 22-inch wheels, summer tires, and a sport-tuned suspension system. The Polestar 3 is clocked at 300 miles per charge for the standard model and 270 miles for the Performance, with both supporting a DC fast charging connection.
Scandinavian minimalism inspires the interior look with four themes available that combine innovative material choices and color palettes. Other features include a panoramic roof panel with an illuminated Polestar logo, heated front seats, four USB-C charging ports, a surround-view camera, and adaptive cruise control.
There will be two equipment package options, standard during the 3’s first model year on the market, called Plus and Pilot. Plus includes a 25-speaker Bowers & Wilkins sound system, a power-adjustable steering column, soft-close doors, a heated steering wheel and heated rear seats, while the Pilot package has additional Pilot Assist, Park Assist Pilot, heated steering wheel, soft-close doors, and a heads-up display. A large 14.5-inch infotainment display comes standard and runs Polestar’s latest Google-based infotainment system.
The Polestar 3 price tag starts at $85,300 for the Dual Motor model and $91,300 for the performance model, with a $1,400 destination charge. Reservations can be made online, with deliveries scheduled to begin in late 2023.