The Polestar 3, which arrives in the U.S. in the second quarter of 2024 is the Swedish EV brand’s first crossover SUV and packs more than 500 HP.
Polestar continues to grow its lineup. In addition to the already existing Polestar 1 and 2, the electric vehicle brand from Volvo will sell its first crossover SUV, the Polestar 3. Set to arrive in the United States in the middle of 2024, the Polestar 3 will debut with a dual-motor setup collectively producing 510 HP and a 111 kWh battery pack. That should be enough to climb the hill at Goodwood.
“We love showing our latest prototypes to the public at Goodwood. With production now starting in the first quarter of 2024, it’s time for Polestar 3 to take its first-ever run up the famous Hill. The SUV for the electric age looks fantastic and will be an exceptional car to own.” comments Thomas Ingenlath, Polestar CEO.
The 3 will be Polestar’s first car to feature centralized computing with the NVIDIA DRIVE core computer, which it borrowed from parent company Volvo. This computer takes in data from a myriad of sensors and cameras and compiles a comprehensive set of ADAS or advanced driving assistance systems.
Speaking of software, Polestar also features the very user friendly Android Automotive OS system for its 14.5-inch center console display screen. I used and very much enjoyed Android Automotive OS in the Polestar 2 and expect it to perform here as well.
But, back to the fundamentals. The dual-motor equipped Polestar 2 delivers a collective 476 horsepower and provides instant response to your inputs and generally feels immensely quick in every situation. Passing power on a two-lane road is particularly satisfying.
While the 3 will certainly carry more weight, it’s bigger after all, and carries a much bigger battery pack (111 verses 78 kWhs), 510 electric horsepower—along with 671 lb.-ft of electric torque—will make it quite a quick crossover! I recently tested the BMW iX with similar specs and wow.
And the styling is equally compelling. All the above makes it something I’m quite excited to drive and review and soon as possible. In the meantime, Polestar, keep climbing those hills!
Need a family sized SUV right now? You should check out the 2024 Mazda CX-90.