The Polestar 3 SUV Will Draw Excessive Amounts of DNA from the Precept Concept
And that’s a really good thingby Tudor Rus, on LISTEN 02:40
Remember the sleek-looking Polestar Precept concept shown earlier in February? We were supposed to see it in the metal in Geneva, but with that out of the question, Polestar dropped some more info on the prototype that’s set to influence a lot of the brand’s next SUV.
Dubbed Polestar 3, the SUV comes to complement the existing Polestar 1 plug-in-hybrid coupé and all-electric Polestar 2 fastback with the same neat design cues we’ve been seeing on Polestar’s cars since day one.
What is the Polestar 3?
The Polestar 3 is an upcoming performance SUV and as of now, we can tell you it’s going to be heavily influenced by the Polestar Precept concept. Once launched, the Polestar 3 will rival the likes of Tesla Model X, Audi e-tron, and Jaguar I-Pace.
According to Autocar who got the chance to speak with Polestar head of design Max Missoni, “the design language of that car [Precept] is something that you can and should expect in our future cars, starting with the Polestar 3.”
What will the Polestar 3 look like, then?
Keep in mind, however, that the Percept’s sedan-ish shape won’t be kept for the Polestar 3, which will wear a more crossover-y attire. Surely, Polestar will fit the 3 with some of its distinctive identifiers, such as the Thor’s Hammer LED lights and the rear light bar.
What’s more, Mr. Missoni focused on the fact that the Polestar 3 won’t adhere to the traditional SUV recipe and instead adopt a minimalist design approach focused on aerodynamics.
In addition, the same vibe will be carried out inside, with a cabin landscape devoid of physical buttons and knobs but dominated by a large 15-inch central tactile display built around Google’s latest Android software.
Furthermore, Mr. Missoni is adamant that Polestar wants its cars to ooze performance but not just in terms of 0-60 mph sprint times but also in the amount of thrills they deliver through superior driving dynamics.
When can I buy the Polestar 3?
Things surely sound good so far for the Polestar 3, but there’s still a long way to go until we get to meet it in the metal. A launch is scheduled for late 2021, but we’ll definitely keep you up to date should new Polestar 3-related information emerge online. Order books will most likely open towards the end of 2021, with the first batch of cars reaching new owners in early- to mid-2022.
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