LEAKED: Polestar 3 Pricing And Specs Uncovered

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Here's what you'll pay for the electric luxury SUV.

Polestar has announced that its highly anticipated Polestar 3 SUV will be unveiled on October 12, at an exclusive event held in the Danish capital of Copenhagen. Ahead of the reveal, the Swedish automaker has shared some exciting details about the BMX iX rival but, before we get to that, what will it cost? Previously, CEO Thomas Ingenlath said customers can expect the pricing to range between $76,000 and $111,000.

But the UK's Auto Express has uncovered final pricing ahead of the launch, giving us an even better idea of what American customers will pay. As per the publication, the entry-level Long Range variant will be priced at £79,845 (approx. $85,300) while the sportier Performance model will set British buyers back £85,445 (approx. $91,300).

If a similar pricing strategy is applied in the United States, the Polestar 3 Long Range (LR) will be slightly more expensive than the BMW iX xDrive50 ($84,100) but considerably cheaper than a base Tesla Model X ($120,990). How does it stack up against these more established rivals?


We'll get a better idea of what it's like once it's revealed, but it seems to offer comparable performance and range. The LR has plenty of power, with 489 horsepower and 619 lb-ft of torque up for grabs. Thanks to the dual-electric motors, power is sent to all four wheels and helps the SUV hit 62 mph in five seconds. The top speed is pegged at 130 mph.

More importantly, it seems Polestar has over-delivered when it comes to range. Initially, it was said to offer 372 miles of driving range (on the WLTP cycle) but earlier reports revealed the LR can travel up to 380 miles between charges. We anticipate US figures will be lower.

The BMW iX xDrive50 offers superior performance and an EPA-certified 324 miles of maximum range. The pricier Tesla is, of course, the quickest of the lot and has an estimated range of around 330 miles. Then again, the Model X it is getting long in the tooth and carries the heaviest price tag.


A more hardcore Performance model uses the same 111-kWh battery as the Long Range version, but the motors have been tuned to produce an impressive 509 hp and 671 lb-ft of torque.

The 0-62 mph time is cut short by 0.3 seconds, but you have to sacrifice 32 miles of range for sprightlier acceleration. At least charging shouldn't take too long. Both models will be able to charge at the same rate and, when plugged into a 250-kW charger, the electric SUVs need just 30 minutes to recharge from 10 - 80%,

Polestar notes the Performance model will also receive model-specific tuning for the active dampers and air suspension, along with the brand's signature gold detailing, seen on the seat belts, valve caps, and an interior light strip. According to Ingenlath, the Polestar 3 will provide an exciting driving experience.

2023 Polestar 3 SUV Front Angle View Polestar

"It's this instant ability to transform from a comfortable cruiser to a sharp, agile performance car in less than the blink of an eye that makes Polestar 3 special as an electric performance SUV. It also benefits from a low center of gravity and wide track for ultimate stability, and an exciting feeling behind the wheel," he said.

In terms of design, the Performance model will have a more aggressive stance and sit 0.5 inches closer to the road. The pricier, more powerful option also receives standard 22-inch wheels, whereas the Long Range variant receives 21-inch items.

It seems the automaker is determined to have a strong offering in just about every key premium segment. The Polestar 2 will remain the entry-level model (for now, at least) and will undoubtedly gain some street cred once the larger SUV and the gorgeous Polestar 6 arrives. Whether the Polestar 3 can succeed in this highly competitive segment remains to be seen, but it looks like it has the goods to succeed.

2023 Polestar 3 Dashboard Polestar
Source Credits: Auto Express

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