The Polestar 3 is now within the ultimate stage of testing, Polestar stated on Tuesday.
The ultimate testing is going down within the United Arab Emirates, the place temperatures have reached as excessive as 122 levels F (50 levels C), in line with the automaker.
The Polestar 3 made its debut final fall and was initially on account of begin deliveries this 12 months, although it was stricken by software program points and Polestar was pressured to push again the beginning of manufacturing to the primary half of 2024. The identical software program points additionally plagued the associated Volvo EX90. Volvo at the moment expects the EX90 to start out manufacturing within the first half of 2024.
Polestar has confirmed a beginning value of $85,300 for the three, together with a $1,400 vacation spot cost. The electrical mid-size SUVs are already on show at Polestar shops together with the 31 unfold throughout North America. Examples out there to check drive will solely be out there in 2024, although.
2024 Polestar 3
Manufacturing for North America will happen at Volvo’s plant in Charleston, South Carolina, the place the Volvo S60 is at the moment constructed. Manufacturing will even be dealt with in China for that market.
The Polestar 3 is predicated on Volvo’s new SPA2 platform developed from the onset for electrical autos however able to supporting hybrid powertrains. Will probably be out there at launch with a dual-motor powertrain that may ship 489 hp as normal and 517 hp with an out there Efficiency Pack. House owners can anticipate 0-60 mph acceleration of 4.9 seconds as normal and 4.6 seconds with the Efficiency Pack. The highest velocity will likely be 130 mph for each.
The only real battery will likely be a 111-kwh unit that Polestar estimates will ship 300 miles of EPA-rated vary.
Polestar will even launch the 4 compact crossover subsequent 12 months. Further fashions within the works embrace a 5 sedan due subsequent 12 months, a 6 roadster due in 2026, and a thriller mannequin dubbed the 7 that may arrive round 2027.