For the 2023 Polestar 3, the goal is to “bring the ‘sport’ back to the SUV, staying true to our performance roots,” according to Thomas Ingenlath, CEO of the automaker. It’ll also be a direct strike at one of the most competitive — and lucrative — segments in the auto industry right now, the five-seater SUV.
Full specs won’t be confirmed until later this year, but we do know that Polestar is targeting over 372 miles of electric driving range at launch. That’s on the WLTP cycle, mind, which means the U.S. EPA range rating is undoubtedly going to be lower. The Polestar 2 dual-motor with the long-range battery option, for example, is rated at 300 miles under WLTP testing, but up to 249 miles on the EPA’s cycle.
Like that EV, the Polestar 3 will, at launch, use a dual-motor drivetrain. It’s possible that Polestar will follow the same strategy as it has with the Polestar 2 there, too, and add a single-motor version later on for those who’d prefer a more affordable vehicle and that don’t need all-wheel drive.