Polestar 3 goes on sale for £79,900 (gallery)


Polestar has launched its second totally electrical mannequin, the Polestar 3, which is obtainable to order on-line now for £79,900

The brand new SUV has a WLTP vary of 379 miles, courtesy of a 111kWh battery pack. It can enter the premium finish of the market, alongside automobiles just like the Audi e-tron and BMW iX.

From launch, the Polestar 3 is obtainable with a dual-motor configuration, with an influence bias in the direction of the rear. The usual automotive produces a complete of 489PS and 840Nm. With the elective Efficiency Pack, complete output is 516PS and 910Nm.

The automotive can speed up from 0-62mph in 5 seconds, or 4.7 seconds if outfitted with the efficiency pack.

Adjustable one-pedal drive is included, in addition to an electrical Torque Vectoring Twin Clutch perform on the rear axle. A decoupling perform can also be out there for the rear electrical motor, permitting the automotive to run solely on the entrance electrical motor to save lots of vitality below sure circumstances.

The listing of ordinary gear on the Polestar 3 is intensive, with solely a few choices for simplified configuration and manufacturing. All variations embody air suspension, a full-length panoramic glass roof, all-LED lighting in and out, retractable door handles with proximity sensing, and 21-inch alloy wheels.

The Plus Pack and Pilot Pack are fitted as commonplace for the primary mannequin 12 months and embody a raft of additional options like a 25-speaker audio system from Bowers & Wilkins, soft-closing doorways, a head-up show and Pilot Help.

The Efficiency Pack, which incorporates 22-inch wheels, bumps the value to £85,500.

The SUV will start manufacturing in early 2023 and shall be constructed alongside the brand new Volvo XC90.

Polestar mentioned the brand new automotive will, over time, provide autonomous freeway piloting powered by a LiDAR sensor from Luminar and centralized NVIDIA computing energy.

“Polestar 3 is the SUV for the electrical age. Our design identification evolves with this high-end giant luxurious EV, with a powerful, particular person model character,” mentioned Thomas Ingenlath, Polestar CEO. “With this automotive, we deliver the ‘sport’ again to the SUV, staying true to our efficiency roots.

“It is a main milestone for our firm, one that enhances our development trajectory and takes us into our subsequent part.”

Polestar grew its revenues 95% and registrations by 123% throughout the first half of 2022 – regardless of having solely one-model in its vary.

The Geely-owned model, which floated on the New York Inventory Alternate in June, has reported revenues of $1.04 billion within the first six months of 2022, up 95% year-over-year as its automotive gross sales accelerated from 9,510 to 21,185.

However whereas Polestar’s gross revenue rose 49% to $53.4m, it posted an operating loss of $885.2m as its cost of listing topped $372.3m and its price of gross sales swelled by 95% to $987.9m within the interval.

Following the opening of Paul Rigby’s new Polestar Space in Birmingham earlier this 12 months, the model is about to increase its small community of UK Polestar Area showrooms to 4 this autumn.

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