It is a big price tag, but there are a lot of toys that come fitted as standard.
Just a few days after the Polestar 3 was unveiled, the official configurator for the USA is now live. Unlike German equivalents such as the XMs, those interested in the Swedish EV will be glad to learn that the list of optional extras is fairly short. That's because a long list of goodies comes as standard, but this will only be the case for the first year of sale.
The Polestar 3 is available to order in long-range dual motor configuration for $83,900 with a range of 300 miles and 0-60 mph time of 4.9 seconds. The Performance pack decreases range to 270 miles but gets a faster 0-60 mph time of 4.6 seconds. As standard, these cars come fitted with automatic LED headlights, smart keyless entry and exit with soft-closing doors, and a panoramic sunroof with a Polestar projection symbol.
Interior toys include a 14.5-inch central infotainment screen powered by Nvidia and Android. This is mated to a revolutionary 25-speaker audio system designed in conjunction with Bowers & Wilkins. The heated front sports seats are electrically adjustable including bolsters and lumbar. Tri-climate control also comes fitted as standard.
As for colors, Magnesium silver is the only shade that comes standard. If you want to cover your Polestar 3 in the Snow, Thunder, Jupiter, Midnight, or Space shades you'll have to fork out $1,300. For $5,500, you can select the animal welfare Nappa leather upgrade in Jupiter or Zinc with Black ash trimmings. This will also add front seat ventilation with a massage function.
The entry-level trim comes standard with a set of 21-inch Sport black diamond cut wheels but can be upgraded to the 22-inch 4V-Spoke forged wheel design with a polished black finish for $2,300. You can only access the 22-inch 4-Multi spoke wheels with the performance pack, which is included as standard.
Additional options include a roof load carrier set with a maximum load of 221 lbs for $400 if you are someone who is going to use the EV for some utility-heavy tasks. Those who will be under the direct sun frequently can purchase the panoramic roof sunshade for $180. There's also a semi-electrically retractable towbar hitch for $1,450 with a maximum braked capacity of 3,500 lbs.
If you want added protection for your cabin, Polestar also offers a luggage compartment mat for $220 and a set of front and rear Charcoal waterproof plastic floor mats for $220. For a more rally-like look, and to protect the bodywork while driving through mud or damp gravel, you can fit a set of impact-resistant plastic mudflaps for $200.
What about packages? For now, the Pilot Pack with Lidar and the Plus Pack, featuring the aforementioned speaker system together with the Bio-attributed MicroTech or tailored wool seats, and 21-inch wheels, are both included at no extra cost.
As of now, if you opt for the Performance package and add every available option you can expect to pay $100,700 including the $1,400 destination charge which appears to be a very big number but that's still a bit less than the Tesla Model X. Granted, the Polestar 3 is nowhere near as impressive as the Tesla in terms of performance, but looking at the standard level of equipment alone, there is a strong case to be made for the Swedish EV.
We already know that Polestar is executing an aggressive strategy to take the American EV crown from Tesla. And there is a chance that it just might pull it off.