Polestar has released the first picture of its next production electric vehicle. It’s known as the Polestar 3, and it’s the brand’s first offering in the highly competitive SUV market.

“Polestar 3 is the SUV for the electric age. Our design identity evolves with this high-end large luxury EV, with a strong, individual brand character. With this car, we bring the ‘sport’ back to the SUV, staying true to our performance roots,” says Thomas Ingenlath, Polestar CEO. “This is a major milestone for our company, one that boosts our growth trajectory and takes us into our next phase.”

The Polestar 3 is the first EV in that next stage and will be followed in 2023 by the Polestar 4 (a more modest SUV car) and the flagship Polestar 5 out of 2024.

We can expect more technical specs on the Polestar 3 when it authoritatively goes on sale in October. For now, Polestar says to expect a battery with enough capacity with regards to a WLTP range of 600 km (372 miles), which ought to be adequate for an EPA range estimate of well over 300 miles. We likewise realize it will be a dual-motor powertrain and presumably one with a lot of speed increase.

The organization says it will likewise ultimately offer autonomous driving, which will use the car’s onboard Luminar lidar sensor Luminar lidar sensor and Nvidia GPUs to assist with deciding its place in the world.

In spite of the fact that Polestar will begin accepting orders in October, production of the SUV EV won’t start until mid 2023. As a feature of Polestar’s plans to expand its production volume, that will mean building Polestar 3s in Ridgeville, South Carolina, and its manufacturing plant in Luqiao, China.

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