Polestar 3 SUV: teaser image of electric 4x4 released ahead of October launch

It's an SUV, but there is little else to suggest what it will comprise of as the manufacturer isn't giving much away

The Polestar 3, still a little shy about showing itself. Photo: Polestar
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Polestar has released an image of its soon-to-be-launched electric 4x4, which is going by the name of the 3.

The only available shot, a rear view of the vehicle, gives little clue about what the vehicle will really look like, but the manufacturer says it will be a "powerful, design-led electric performance SUV that appeals to the senses", and it will have a "distinct shape and excellent driving dynamics".

A few key features have been revealed — the 3 has been created around a base developed in conjunction with Volvo and suppliers including Zenseact, a company involved with autonomous driving technology, and AI specialists Luminar and Smart Eye.

All very cutting edge.

Polestar chief executive Thomas Ingenlath says the 3 defines the SUV for the electric age and "in designing it, we addressed some of the fundamentals of the archetype: proportions, stance and aerodynamics".

The company has been getting a lot of attention from the world's motoring press, and there is evidence it will be a force in years to come. The limited-edition 6 LA Concept sold out in a week after it went on show at the annual Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance earlier this year, for example, and a new showroom was opened in Dubai shortly before that.

The 3 will get a worldwide launch on October 12.

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Updated: October 13, 2022, 9:01 AM