Polestar 3 SUV with up to 510hp will debut on October 12

Polestar 3’s first SUV to be unveiled at an event in Denmark on October 12

Polestar will unveil its first SUV, Polestar 3 at an event in Copenhagen, Denmark on October 12. Its first all-electric SUV will also be the company’s third model. Volvo and Geely Motors in China own the company. Other models from the company include Polestar 1 and Polestar 2.

Polestar 3 SUV with up to 510hp will debut on October 12
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While the Polestar 1 had limited qualities, the Polestar 2 was a hit in the market with some notable sales numbers. It started deliveries of Polestar 2 in 2020. The development of Polestar 3, 4, 5, and 6 are all going on. However, the Polestar 3 is the company’s first all-electric SUV, and could quickly become the company’s best-selling product due to its body style alone. Just as the Model 3 sedan from Tesla established the company as a mass-market automaker, it was not going to be the automaker’s best-selling vehicle. The Model Y crossover eventually came out and became Tesla’s best-selling vehicle, just as CEO Elon Musk said in 2020.

Polestar will look to have the same momentum-building effects as the Polestar 3. Describing the vehicle as a “powerful, design-led electric performance SUV that appeals to the senses with a distinct shape,” engineers at Polestar looked to encapsulate the pure design of the modern SUV through proportions, stance, and aerodynamics, three variables that increase efficiency in EVs.


The Polestar 3 will also feature best-in-class tech thanks to a centralized core processor from NVIDIA, and advanced safety systems from Volvo and other industry leaders like Zenseact, Luminar, and Smart Eye. In performance metrics, the Polestar 3 offers a rear-biased dual-motor powertrain with torque vectoring for increased traction and control. Standard, adaptive dual-chamber air suspension and active dampers allow the Polestar 3 to switch between comfort or firm suspension settings, adjusting every two milliseconds.

Polestar says the Performance Pack will also add “Polestar Engineered chassis tuning” for the adaptive dampers and air suspension – which Auto Express will lead to a 13mm-lower ride height – plus gold accents on the wheel valve caps, seat belts, and a “laser-etched interior light strip”.

With the optional Performance Pack, the Polestar 3 will utilize 517 horsepower and 671 lb.-ft of torque. Outputs in flagship versions with the Performance Pack are rated at 380kW and 910Nm – 30kW/230Nm higher than a dual-motor Polestar 2 sedan with a $1000 performance software update, but less than Polestar’s most powerful car ever, the 447kW/1000Nm 2019-22 Polestar 1 coupe. That’s all Polestar is giving us, at least for now, as the unveiling is set for October 12 on a live stream at 1 P.M. EST.  It is strongly believed that the vehicle is going to compete with Tesla cars.