Polestar 3, a Two-Row, Electric Crossover

BMW has added another contender in electric vehicles, but this time it is in the highly contested premium crossover segment. Premium crossovers are loved by American customers. Today’s majority of buyers desire to ride high in comfort and style. Many automakers want to target this exact segment with electric vehicles. Polestar 3, the latest addition to this segment, has been announced.

Polestar announced recently its new EV-crossover with a teaser photo that shows the vehicle under a sheet of white. The silhouette of the car can be seen through the sheet and it appears very well. It’s not surprising, given Polestar’s history of producing beautiful cars. The Polestar 3 is a 2-row crossover, according to Thomas Ingenlath (Polestar CEO), who spoke with Car and Driver in Munich at the 2021 IAA.

Ingenlath said that Polestar did not want it to be larger and extend its range to three rows because that would lead to too many similarities with the Volvo XC90. Two rows make the car look better. He explained to C&D that having two rows allows the car to have an aerodynamic roofline. It also gives the possibility to highlight the spaces between the first row and the second, giving the second row a luxury feel.

He also stated that the Polestar 3 will be built in the U.S., ironically right next door to BMW, in South Carolina. It will also come in either single-motor or dual-motor variants, just like the current Polestar 2. Though, according to Ingenlath, the dual-motor Polestar 3 will be the most powerful EV in the the brand’s lineup.

What will the Polestar 3 do for BMW? The Polestar 3 will be available for purchase in late 2022, or even early 2023. This will allow it to compete with the BMW iX3, provided it follows BMW’s 3-year post-LCI warranty. The newest Polestar will be the next electric X3 to debut. The Polestar 2 currently has a very strong competitor in both specs and price to the BMW i4. It is safe to say that the Polestar 3 will also be competitive on the market.

Source: Car and Driver

Publiated at Tue 14 Sep 2021, 18:51.36 +0000

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