The 2023 Polestar 3 takes major cues from the Precept Concept and is the first Volvo Group car to use parent company Geely's new SEA architecture. The crossover EV will be developed alongside the XC90 EV SUV at the Volvo plant in Ridgeville, South Carolina.
The Polestar 3 aspires to be an EV alternative to inefficient gas cars like the Porsche Cayenne.
However, in terms of real competition, it is the 2022 Jaguar I-Pace and the upcoming BMW iX that will serve as rivals for the 2023 Polestar 3. The Polestar 4 is a smaller crossover that will feature a “sporty coupe-SUV’ silhouette and will be pitched against the Tesla Model X and Audi E-Tron. The Polestar 5 will be a large sized hatchback set to rival the Porsche Taycan.
While there is no information on the powertrain, the 2023 Polestar 3 is expected to keep up with premium performance trims of SUVs like the Cayenne. We expect it to adopt the 402 hp powertrain from the Polestar 2. As seen in teased images the Polestar 3 adorns a sharp design language aimed at aerodynamic efficiency.
Speaking about the 2023 Polestar 3, CEO Thomas Ingenlath stated that it will be a large sized SUV by European standards as it matches dimensions with the Volvo XC90. However, there will be no resemblance “shape-wise” as the Polestar 3 features more aerodynamically-led styling and "incredible stance and power".
The Polestar 3 will be produced in the U.S. This is a good move that provides procurement advantages and brings down the cost of production and export. While Polestar is headquartered in Sweden, the R&D is being extensively executed in the U.K. With such diversity of minds, we expect the 2023 Polestar 3 to be an exceptional yet sustainable EV.