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Polestar 3 2023: electric performance SUV to debut in October 2022


Polestar will step into the popular SUV market with the 3 SUV, which could target Tesla and BMW’s electric offerings

We have seen it coming for quite some time now, but at last Polestar will be bringing their own SUV to market, with a debut scheduled for October this year. 

The new 3 SUV will offer a driving range of up to 600km (WLTP) and will feature a dual-motor drivetrain setup powering all four wheels. 

Battery size is not yet confirmed, however Polestar states in its international press release that there will be a “large” battery onboard the 3 SUV, meaning it will likely be around 80-100kWh in size. 

Polestar 3 2022 teaser
The Polestar 3 silhouette was teased months before the reveal

The Polestar 3 will take on the incredibly popular performance SUV segment, where it will face off against rivals such as the Tesla Model Y Performance and BMW iX

When can I buy a Polestar 3?

Polestar says that the new 3 electric SUV will be available to order in specific markets from the day of the October premiere, with production scheduled to begin early in 2023. The Polestar 3 will be built in factories in the United States and China.

Australia is likely to receive the Chinese-manufactured Polestar 3 and could arrive in the later stages of 2023. 

Polestar aims to launch a new car every year for the next three years and, in its words, “increase its presence to at least 30 global markets by the end of 2023.”

Now we have a much better idea of what the Polestar 3 SUV will look like!

The electric-only brand has big goals in place and is working towards growing its global sales to 290,000 cars by the end of 2025. 

Polestar, a subsidiary brand of Volvo and Geely,  also produces the 2 electric sedan which is currently on sale in Australia in both standard and long range variants along with single- and dual-motor models. 

The 2 competes directly with the Tesla Model 3 and also the Hyundai Ioniq 5 and Kia EV6 electric models.