Polestar shows prototype of the Polestar 3

Polestar shows prototype of the Polestar 3

Polestar has previewed its Polestar 3 e-SUV planned for next year with a new teaser image, as well as new figures on the Swedish-Chinese electric brand's growth targets.

First, let's talk about the Polestar 3. The model is not only the electric car brand's first SUV, but also the first Polestar vehicle to be built in the U.S. - more specifically, at Volvo's Ridgeville plant in South Carolina.

The production version is due to be unveiled next year, but based on the teaser image featuring a vehicle in pixel camouflage film, we can already make out a few details. The front headlights appear to extend a little further up into the bonnet, and the front grille is also much flatter in the typical Polestar shape. As with the Polestar 2, the exterior mirrors appear to be relatively small for aerodynamic reasons, and they are also mounted on the door sill.

Polestar had already announced that the Polestar 3 will not have a third row of seats, so it will be offered as a five-seater at most. Polestar CEO Thomas Ingenlath expects the decision to differentiate the car from the Volvo XC90, which will also be built in Ridgeville in the future, but also to create an aerodynamic roofline that should emphasize "the space between the first and second row".