September 29, 2023

Polestar’s Australian public web site has launched pricing on the Swedish-Chinese language firm’s second electrical mannequin, the Polestar 3 massive SUV. 

The marketed drive-away value varies relying on the place you reside resulting from totally different state taxes: from round $138,000 on the street within the ACT and Tasmania via to about $147,000 in WA. 

This implies a listing value across the $135,000 mark together with GST and luxurious automotive tax. 

The Polestar website says deliveries are slated to start in Australia from the primary quarter of 2024, with a holding deposit of $1000 required upon ordering. It is going to rival the BMW iX and Mercedes-Benz EQS. 

The configurator affords six colors with premium hues including $2000 to the worth. Additional choices embrace the $9000 Efficiency Pack (20kW energy improve, new adaptive dampers, Pirelli P-Zero tyres, cast alloys) and $6000 for the Pilot Pack with LiDAR (Q3 of 2024 supply). 

You may also go for 1.3 megapixel HD LED headlights for one more $3000, and “animal welfare” Nappa leather-based trim for $7500. 

The lengthy Polestar 3 shares a lot with the Volvo EX90, each based mostly on the identical ground-up EV platform. It comes with dual-motor all-wheel drive with system outputs of 360kW and 840Nm (380kW and 910Nm with the Efficiency Pack) with a 0-100km/h time of 5.0sec (4.7sec). 

The vary provided from the CATL 111kWh lithium-ion battery with 400V structure is 610km for the conventional lengthy vary, and 560km with the Efficiency Pack. The height DC charging fee is listed as 250kW. Each are rated to tow 2200kg.  

Polestar 3 background

The BMW iX-rivalling Polestar 3 is kind of massive at 4900mm lengthy, and seats 5 quite than seven. It additionally has a sporty roofline and a large crossover stance, differentiating it from the upcoming, family-focused Volvo EX90 that’s carefully associated.

The Polestar 3 will even provide bi-directional charging, each vehicle-to-grid and vehicle-to-load. Volvo has already confirmed the associated EX90 will provide the identical characteristic.

The SUV will include adjustable regenerative braking with a one-pedal driving choice, electrical torque vectoring by way of clutches on the rear axle, and an efficiency-minded rear motor decoupling operate.

The three will even include two-chamber air suspension and lively dampers, with a minimum of two driving modes known as consolation and dynamic. 

The Polestar 3’s inside embraces an EV theme via using sustainable supplies corresponding to bio-attributed MicroTech, animal welfare-certified leather-based, and totally traceable wool upholsteries. An entire life-cycle evaluation will likely be accomplished when manufacturing begins.

The Polestar 3 is the corporate’s second mannequin, however the vary will develop to incorporate the smaller Polestar 4 SUV and Polestar 5 grand tourer by mid-decade.