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Polestar 3 2023: Australian pricing locked in, order books now open for electric SUV


The first SUV from budding electric-only brand Polestar will cost $132,900 before on-road costs when it lands in Australia early next year

Polestar Australia has confirmed the local pricing of its new 3 SUV, a clear competitor for cars such as the BMW iX and the upcoming Mercedes-Benz EQE SUV

The Polestar 3 will start from $132,900 before on-road costs and will be available initially with a single launch variant: the long-range dual-motor. This variant will produce 360kW of power and 840Nm of torque

2024 Polestar 3 front 3/4 static sand
The Polestar 3 will be priced from $132,900 before on-road costs

Further power and torque can be gained thanks to an optional performance pack that lifts outputs to 380kW/910Nm

For the extra performance, Polestar will charge $9000 extra, or $141,900 before on-road costs. 

The listed price is a notable hike from the cost of Polestar’s other core vehicle, the 2 liftback, which costs between $63,900 and $73,400 before on-road costs depending on the grade, however the 3 SUV promises a significantly higher level of standard specification. 

The Polestar will share its SPA2 platform with the recently revealed Volvo EX90, a vehicle widely recognised as the electric version of the XC90, and will use a 107kWh (usable) battery pack. 

2024 Polestar 3 rear 3/4 on road
2024 Polestar 3 rear 3/4 on road

Polestar claims that the 3 SUV will be able to travel an estimated 610km (WLTP) on a single charge. 

The Swedish car manufacturer says it has received almost 7000 expressions of interest in Australia for the 3 SUV since its unveiling in October 2022. 

Order books are now open in Australia for Polestar’s first electric SUV. 

What does the Polestar 3 include? 

The Polestar 3 SUV will debut in Australia with a highly specified launch edition variant that includes Polestar’s plus pack and pilot pack as standard. 

This means that customers will receive features such as a 25-speaker Bowers & Wilkins sound system, heated steering wheel and rear seats, soft close doors, a powered steering column, microtech or wool upholstery and large 21-inch diamond cut wheels.

Polestar 3 2023 interior
Air suspension will come as standard on the SUV

As part of the pilot pack, a head-up display and Polestar’s ADAS driver assistance package is included as standard.

Adaptive air suspension is standard for the new Polestar 3, along with an electric torque vectoring dual-clutch on the rear axle. 

Polestar says it has also fitted a decoupling function for the rear electric motor, allowing only the front motor to run on its own to save energy. 

Option packs for the new Polestar 3 SUV 

Two packs will be optional for the Polestar 3, a performance pack and a more extensive pilot pack with LIDAR technology.

The performance pack boosts power and torque to 380kW/910Nm, however it also includes Polestar engineered chassis tuning, larger 22-inch black alloy wheels, Pirelli P Zero tyres, gold valve caps and seat belts and a range optimisation drive mode.

2023 Polestar 3 from above
Buyers will also be offered the optional performance pack

For added safety, the pilot pack with LIDAR option adds long range LIDAR sensors, an additional NVIDIA drive computer, three additional external cameras, four additional ultrasonic sensors and a cleaning system for the front and rear cameras. 

The pilot pack with LIDAR is an optional $6000. 

Safety, servicing and warranty for the Polestar 3 

The Polestar 3 comes standard with an array of safety features fitted as standard:

  • Adaptive cruise control
  • Collision avoidance and mitigation (AEB)
  • Forward collision warning 
  • Lane keeping assist 
  • Driver alert
  • Speed limiter 
  • Blind spot monitoring 
  • Cross traffic alert
  • Rear collision warning 
  • Rear view camera 
  • Tyre pressure monitoring 
  • Driver monitoring system
  • Interior radar to check for rear occupants 

The Polestar 3 at launch will be available with a five-year/ unlimited kilometre warranty and will come with five years free servicing. 

The battery pack will have an eight-year/160,000km warranty.

Polestar 3 2023: prices in Australia

All prices listed are before on-road costs.

  • Long range dual motor: $132,900
  • Long range dual motor w/ performance pack: $141,900