Given the popularity of SUVs, it is surprising that an electric brand like Polestar decided to sell this type of silhouette with a third model. The Polestar 3 is a high-performance electric SUV for which orders can now be placed and whose deliveries will begin in the second quarter of 2024.
Although it is an SUV, the manufacturer wants to continue to recognize the features of Polestar: Scandinavian design, high performance and premium finish. Starting at 92,900 euros, it has 489 horses and acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h in five seconds flat.
Inside, its seats can be in a Danish living room. It is spacious, strong, modern and pleasant. “Space is the new luxury,” said Nahum Escobedo, the designer responsible for the exterior lines of the Polestar 3, which was inspired by aerospace design to achieve a muscular and high-tech silhouette.
In fact, it has two spoilers – one on the hood and one on the back – to direct the air flow and reduce the resistance of the car, one of the reasons for the autonomy of an electric car. This one, in particular, has 610 approved kilometers on it.
In addition, it is also possible to equip a Luminar Lidar system to prepare the car for Level 3 semi-autonomous driving, where the car can drive without driver interaction most of the time (in some cases environment). There is currently no scheduled date for this feature to be available.
In addition to the base version, you can choose the more powerful Performance Pack, which increases the horsepower to 517 and reaches 100 km/h in 4.7 seconds in exchange for reducing its range to 560 kilometers. Its price is 99,500 euros.
The Spanish presentation of the Polestar 3 took place at its new dealership – the brand calls them “Spaces” – located on Velázquez Street in Madrid, known as the ‘golden mile’. Access to this space is one of the goals of the brand, which wants to expose itself to foot traffic from customers with high purchasing power.
For each city, Polestar works with distributors specializing in premium brands that already sell Volvo. In the case of Madrid – where it already has space on Avenida de Burgos -, it is Ditevo. They are expected to expand to other cities in Spain in early 2024, according to its director in the Iberian Peninsula, Stephane Le Guevel.
Polestar is listed on Nasdaq in New York and in the first half of 2023 it recorded net losses of $474 million, 8% lower than the same period in 2022. Their deliveries amounted to 27,841 vehicles and expected they will end the year around. 60,000, which means an increase of 16%.