Polestar supplied a glimpse of its upcoming electrical SUV, the Polestar 3, which would be the Volvo efficiency sub-brand’s first automotive manufactured in the USA.

The SUV, which is predicted to roll out in 2022, will slot into the premium class, placing it in competitors with EVs just like the Tesla Mannequin X, Audi E-tron, Mercedes-Benz EQC, Rivian R1S, and Fisker Ocean. Notably, the Polestar might be assembled at Volvo’s manufacturing unit in Charleston, South Carolina, giving it the excellence of being the corporate’s first EV made on US soil.

“We will build in America for Americans,” says Thomas Ingenlath, Polestar CEO.

Along with be being a higher-riding car than the Polestar 2 fastback sedan, the Polestar 3 may even embrace {a partially} autonomous driving system for freeway driving. That might be because of the inclusion of a lidar sensor from provider Luminar, which can be offering parts for hands-free freeway driving to Volvo.

Volvo has mentioned that it’ll roll out Freeway Pilot as a part of its subsequent large platform replace, the Scalable Product Structure (SPA2), which can arrive with the next-generation XC90 SUV and Polestar 3 in 2022. SPA2 may even underpin the XC40 Recharge and the C40 Recharge.

Polestar, which began out because the efficiency sub-brand of Volvo, has emerged as one of many extra attention-grabbing EV firms available on the market in recent times. The corporate, which is collectively owned by Volvo and Volvo’s dad or mum firm, Geely, not too long ago introduced plans to go public by merging with a particular acquisition firm, or SPAC.

Polestar has solely launched two autos to date: the $155,000 hybrid coupe Polestar 1 and the all-electric fastback sedan Polestar 2. That lineup will develop with the discharge of the Polestar 3 SUV in 2022, the Polestar 4 compact SUV in 2023, and the Polestar 5 (née Principle) sports activities sedan in 2024.

We nonetheless don’t have the related specs for the Polestar 3, together with value, battery dimension, vary, and motor configuration. For what it’s value, the Polestar 2 sports activities a 78kWh battery pack, which permits 291 miles (470 kilometers) of vary. The electrical motor places off 408 horsepower, permitting for a 0–60 time in below 5 seconds.

The car was teased throughout a Manhattan occasion updating buyers on Polestar’s three-year marketing strategy.

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