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The biggest Polestar to date is on a mission to turn the heads of design-savvy SUV buyers who don’t want to compromise on style, performance and range. Designed to be an SUV for people who hate the very idea of a SUV, it’s packed with clever features and defines Polestar as the ‘Apple of cars’ when it comes to cool design and quality.
The Polestar 3 launches with a big 107kWh battery pack (usable) as standard, which, according to Polestar, can deliver a driving range of up to 379 miles on the WLTP cycle.
In terms of charging, Polestar claims that the 3 can DC rapid charge at speeds of up to 250kW, which makes it one of the fastest charging electric cars on the market. As a result, the 3 should be able to charge from 10-80% in around 30 minutes – adding just over 265 miles of range in the process.
Buyers can choose between two models at launch, standard and Performance. Both come with a dual motor set-up and a torque split that sends more power to the rear for a sportier driving experience. The standard car produces 489bhp and 840 Nm of torque while the Performance Pack model comes with 517bhp and 910 Nm of torque.
The standard model can sprint from 0-62mph in just 5.0 seconds while the Performance Pack variant can trim 0.3 seconds off that figure.
The Polestar 3 is designed to be a premium SUV and has a price tag that matches its lofty ambitions. Although its obvious electric rivals are cars like the ageing Tesla Model X the BMW iX, Polestar sees the 3 as a car that will tempt buyers away from luxury combustion-engined SUV such as the Range Rover Sport, BMW X7 and Porsche Cayenne. When framed like this (all these cars are £75k+), the Polestar’s £79,000 starting price makes more sense.
Join Mike as he grabs a few minutes with the car at the International reveal in Copenhagen. Has Polestar got it right with the new 3? Let us know in the comments below.
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00:19 The design
01:10 The tech
01:37 Battery and Charging
02:20 Interior space
02:57 Practicality (Boot space)