2023 Polestar 3 Review: Price, Specs and Release Date

2023 Polestar 3 is showing more and more details about its next model, called the 3. It’s being described as an aerodynamic SUV (or electric performance SUV) and will be the company’s largest model when it launches in October 2022.

 

Production of the Polestar 3 will start in 2023. It will be made in China and the USA. The 3 SUVs will be manufactured at Volvo’s Ridgeville, South Carolina plant.

 

What’s new in 2023 Polestar 3 

  • Long Range Dual Motor models have a greater range and more power
  • Improved heat pump, climate, and infotainment systems
  • Ventilated front seats are now available
  • A part of the 2021 Polestar 2 Generation

What’s the Design of 2023 Polestar 3 

This is the first look at the new Polestar 3. It has a sporty side profile, sloping roofline, and a large rear spoiler. There are also some Tesla-Esque flush-fitting door handles.

Interior of 2023 Polestar 3 

The interior of the new Polestar 3 is not yet shown, but it can be expected to match other Polestar models closely.

Android’s digital display and infotainment system will work with native Google Maps and Assistant support. You will find various upholstery and trim options used in sustainable environments.

Exterior of 2023 Polestar 3 

Polestar began in 2017 with humble beginnings in the EV market. Since then, Polestar has quietly been researching, building, and planning for massive growth. The rapidly-expanding startup is on track to reach its global goal of 29,000 sales by 2021.

How? How? Take note, Rivals. Polestar has flown Volvo’s nest, and it’s coming to you.

 

2023 Polestar 3 : Range, Battery, and Charging

As Polestar has kept many details – including battery size and charging times – we are beginning to see a pattern. According to early estimates, we have received word that the Polestar 3 will offer 372 miles of WLTP range.

WLTP is the European testing cycle and produces a wider range of figures than those from the EPA. Because it varies, it is impossible to predict how big a difference will be. It was rumored that the Polestar 3 might have 310 miles range. So expect something in that area.

The 78kWh battery that powers the dual motor Polestar 2 has a respectable range of 245 miles. The BMW iX reported 257 miles and Tesla’s Model X a staggering 348 miles. If accurate, it is still quite achievable.

According to Polestar, the Polestar 2 can charge in as little as 40 minutes at a 120kW rapid charger station. We are hoping for a faster-charging speed increase, considering that many upcoming cars can run up to 350 kW.

2023 Polestar 3: Performance and Power

The Polestar 3 will offer both single- and dual-motor powertrains, with the former offering all-wheel drive. Although nothing concrete has been confirmed, the Polestar 3 will need to achieve a 0-60 MPH time of 4-5 seconds if it wants to be competitive with its closest performance rivals.

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The Polestar 3 is larger and heavier than its crossover counterpart. This means that the new EV’s battery pack may have to be closer to Tesla’s 100kWh to transfer all that weight.

They have every chance of achieving it. Polestar was originally a racing brand. The small-batch Polestar 1 had the longest electric-only range hybrids when it was released.

How Does 2023 Polestar 3 compare to other Electric Crossovers?

Although the SUV will be launched alongside the Volvo XC40 Recharge model, Polestar’s brand identity stands out more than that of its sister-brand Volvo. The Tesla Model Y, Model X, and Audi e-Tron will be its direct competitors.

It could also face stiff competition from the all-electric Porsche Macan. Polestar stated that the new Volvo 3 would be a more expensive and luxurious SUV than its all-electric counterpart, the Volvo XC90. Both vehicles share the same platform. The Polestar 3 will use exclusive powertrains that aren’t available on the next XC90. The Polestar’s powertrain is unique.

It will require a range of at least 350 miles per charge to compete with the other vehicles. The 3 won’t be equipped with the Kia EV6 or the Hyundai Ioniq 5, which can charge 800 volts. We expect more surprises when the Polestar 3 arrives.

Top Level Specifecation of 2023 Polestar 3:

 

Standard Range Single motor

 

Braking Regenerative brake system and ventilated disc brakes
Charging

 

35 minutes (public fast charge, DC, 10-80%) or 7 hours (home wallbox AC, 3-phase 16A)
Batteries 69 kWh Lithium Ion, 24 Modules
Towing weight 1500 kg (3300 lbs)
Top speed 100 mph (160 km/h)
Acceleration In 7.4 seconds, go from 0 to 100 km/h
Range 470 km (WLTP)
Motor Single 170 kW (231 HP) electric motor

Long Range Single motor

 

Braking Regenerative brake system and ventilated disc brakes
Charging 35 minutes (public fast charge, DC, 10-80%) or 8 hours (home wallbox AC, 3-phase 16A)
Batteries 78 kWh Lithium Ion, 27 Modules
Towing weight 1500 kg (3300 lbs)
Top speed 100 mph (160 km/h)
Acceleration In 7.4 seconds, go from 0 to 100 km/h
Range 540 km (WLTP testing conditions)
Motor Single 170 kW (231 HP) electric motor

Long Range Dual Motor

 

Motor Dual electric motors 300kW (402 BHP) / Performance software upgrade 350kW (469 BHP)
Range 480 km (WLTP)
Acceleration In 4.7 seconds, go from 0 to 100 km/h
Top speed 127 mph (205 km/h)
Towing weight 1500 kg (3300 lbs)
Batteries 78 kWh Lithium Ion, 27 Modules
Charging 35 minutes (public fast charge, DC, 10-80%) or 8 hours (home wallbox AC, 3-phase 16A).

 

Standard Range Single motor

 

Braking Regenerative brake system and ventilated disc brakes
Charging

 

35 minutes (public fast charge, DC, 10-80%) or 7 hours (home wallbox AC, 3-phase 16A)
Batteries 69 kWh Lithium Ion, 24 Modules
Towing weight 1500 kg (3300 lbs)
Top speed 100 mph (160 km/h)
Acceleration In 7.4 seconds, go from 0 to 100 km/h
Range 470 km (WLTP)
Motor Single 170 kW (231 HP) electric motor

Long Range Single motor

 

Braking Regenerative brake system and ventilated disc brakes
Charging 35 minutes (public fast charge, DC, 10-80%) or 8 hours (home wallbox AC, 3-phase 16A)
Batteries 78 kWh Lithium Ion, 27 Modules
Towing weight 1500 kg (3300 lbs)
Top speed 100 mph (160 km/h)
Acceleration In 7.4 seconds, go from 0 to 100 km/h
Range 540 km (WLTP testing conditions)
Motor Single 170 kW (231 HP) electric motor

 

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FAQ About 2023 Polestar 3 :

 

Are 2023 Polestar 3 cars more Reliable than Tesla?

The difference in range between base and base models is just 2 miles for the Tesla. The Tesla sedan has a better performance than the Polestar 2. Model 3 Performance can reach 60 mph in 3.1 seconds, while the Polestar 2 can sprint in 4.5 seconds.

Is 2023 Polestar 3 a supercar?

Polestar is an electric vehicle brand. Polestar is an electric car brand.

Are 2023 Polestar 3 cars Reliable?

Consumer Reports stated that the 2022 Polestar 2 would be less reliable than new cars. This prediction is based on Volvo’s brand history and the type of electric vehicle. The Polestar 2 has been a reliable daily driver.

What is the 2023 Polestar 3 Electric vehicle?

The brand is an offshoot of Volvo, and this new EV is an SUV. The Polestar 3 features a dual motor layout and a large battery to provide 372 miles on one charge. The Polestar 3’s driving range is comparable to an SUV with a full tank.

The new Polestar SUV boasts an impressive driving range and a revolutionary autonomous driving system powered by LiDAR sensors.

When will the new Electric SUV be available?

Jalopnik informs us that the Polestar 3’s debut is planned for October 2022. The new model is timely as the electric luxury SUV segment is experiencing the greatest growth and margins.

What is the Cost of a Polestar 3?

The new electric SUV’s pricing is not yet clear. According to Autos Direct, this new model could be priced as high as $70,000 but could also start at a lower starting price. It will not be known the starting price until closer to the release date.

What is the life expectancy of a Polestar battery?

The Polestar 3 batteries are expected to last 200,000-400,000 miles, just like other electric vehicles. This figure is based upon the Engine Patrol estimate of the Polestar2 battery pack. The mileage and how many times the battery has been recharged will determine the length of time it lasts.

When be Will the Polestar 3 Available?

 

The official debut of the Polestar 3 in October 2022 will be the time when orders for the Polestar 3 are being taken. Both the United States of America and China are expected to start production in early 2023.

How Much Will the Polestar 3 Cost?

 

Although Polestar has not revealed pricing information, Ingenlath refers to the Polestar 3 as a high-end luxury EV with a large brand personality. The current Polestar 2 sedan twin motor starts at $53,895, while the Tesla Model Y/a> is $53,190.

The Ford Mustang Mach E starts from $43,895, while the Tesla Model J starts at $53,190. The Audi Elektron starts at $65,900, and the BMW IX starts at $83,200.

We don’t know where the Polestar 3 will be in size or power. However, this sampling gives us an idea of what the lower and higher limits are for the segment. We also suspect that the price will reach the higher end.

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