After starting the serial production of the new Polestar 2, the time has come for Polestar to set its sights on its next model. This is the future Polestar 3, the first SUV from Volvo’s independent brand. A fully electric SUV whose design will be influenced by the Precept Concept.
The new Polestar 2 is ready to start landing at European dealerships. The first Polestar electric car is already being mass-produced (in China) and will soon be available in those markets where there is a greater demand for this type of plug-in car. That is why the Swedish firm can now get down to work and focus on their next big project. Polestar 3.
The Polestar range will welcome its third member, the Polestar 3, shortly. Again we will find ourselves before an electric car. And what is more relevant, it will be an SUV. This SUV of important dimensions will show off an image that will be somewhat familiar to us. The reason? A recently introduced concept car will be taken as a reference.
The design of the Polestar 3 will be influenced by the Precept Concept. Special attention should be paid to the statements made by Max Missoni, Design Director of Polestar: “The next car that Polestar will launch is the Polestar 3. It will be a high-performance SUV, which is a different car in its body style, but I’d say the Precept serves as a precursor to the design language you’ll see in that car. “
Although for now the details of the technical section are rather scarce, the emphasis is placed on the objective set by Polestar to offer a range of 500 kilometers. Recall the comment made at the time by Jonathan Goodman, Polestar COO: “The Polestar 3 will be an SUV Coupe and it is not our plan to make a remodeled XC90 or anything like that. The XC90 is very much a Volvo car, the Polestar 3 will focus on drivability, it will be about design and it will offer something different. ”
The production of the new Polestar 3 will take place, like that of the Polestar 4, in China. Specifically, the manufacturing will be carried out at a plant located in Chengdu. It will be supported by Volvo’s SPA2 platform, a new generation architecture for large vehicles, and ready to use all kinds of mechanics, including battery electrics.
By size it will be very close to the Volvo XC90, so one of its most direct rivals will be the Tesla Model X. Nor should we lose sight of the Audi e-Tron. When will it hit the market? Its launch is scheduled for sometime in the next year 2022.