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Polestar 3, the new electric SUV with 610 km of autonomy. It will also arrive in Italy

The The new Polestar 3 electric SUV It was officially introduced. After months of anticipation, the automaker has finally lifted the curtain on this model, the first in a series of next-generation electric vehicles that will make its debut over the next few years.

The Polestar 3 will initially be produced at Volvo Cars’ plant in Chengdu, China, starting in mid-2023. Beginning in mid-2024, it will also be built at Volvo Cars’ plant in Ridgeville, South Carolina, and this new model will be available from . Next year, Also in Italy Polestar is also preparing to land in our market as well.

Design and Interior

New Polestar 3 Measures 4900mm long x 2120mm wide (with mirrors) x 1614mm high. The wheelbase is 2985 mm. The boot capacity is 484 liters and can be increased to 1,411 liters by folding the rear seat backrests. The curb weight is 2.584-2.670 kg with a 50:50 distribution. Towing capacity up to 2200 kg.

The look is muscular, and for the design it was inspired by the Precept concept, Polestar says. In developing SUVs, the brand also worked hard on aerodynamics to improve it as much as possible. The result is cx of 0.29. Speaking of the interior, the automaker chose sustainable materials. Among these, we find MicroTech Certified Organic Leather certified to respect animal welfare and completely traceable wool coatings.

The interior design is simple. Behind the steering wheel we find the digital instrument panel, while in the center stands out the 14.5-inch vertical screen for the infotainment system. Snapdragon Cockpit Platform of the new generation.

The infotainment system features a program Android Automotive Platform It was developed in collaboration with Google. This is an evolution of the technology that was first launched with Polestar 2. The car apparently supports OTA updates.

Engine and safety

New Polestar 3 delivers powertrain With two electric motors. Therefore, all-wheel drive is also present. there 360 kW with a torque of 840 Nm. However, by choosing the optional Performance Package, a total output of 380 kW and 910 Nm is achieved. up to 210 km/h. Acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h takes 5 seconds or 4.7 seconds with the Performance Package.

The powertrain is powered by a battery (prismatic cells) From 111 kWh able to allow With a range of up to 610 km According to the WLTP cycle. In direct current, the compound can be recharged up to a maximum power of 250 kW. At alternating current, on the other hand, up to 11 kW. Polestar 3 is also compatible with bi-directional charging.

Speaking of safety, this SUV is the first Polestar to feature NVIDIA DRIVE’s core computing core, which uses Volvo software. The NVIDIA platform allows you to process data from the vehicle’s many sensors and cameras and operate advanced safety and driver assistance features as well as the driver monitoring system.

The Polestar 3 comes standard with a total of five radar units, five external cameras, and twelve external ultrasonic sensors to support a number of advanced security features. Available to order from the second quarter of 2023 onwards Optional trial package with Luminar LiDAR Which will also include an additional NVIDIA control unit, three cameras, four ultrasonic sensors, and a cleaning system for the front and rear cameras, to provide accurate, real-time data about the area around the vehicle, especially at long range. These features favor an improved and increasingly detailed 3D scan of the surrounding environment, paving the way for advanced driving assistance functions.

In the cockpit, two CCTV driver-monitoring cameras offer Smart Eye eye-tracking technology aboard Polestar for the first time, with the goal of raising the bar for driving safety. In addition, there is also a radar in the cockpit that can detect the smallest movements. In this way, you aim to Preventing forced abandonment of children or animals on board. This system will also be present in the future Volvo EX90.

Equipment and price

The new SUV offers fairly comprehensive standard equipment that includes, among other things, air suspension, a full-glass panoramic roof, full LED interior and exterior lighting, retractable door handles with a proximity sensor and 21-inch wheels. The Plus and Pilot package are standard on the first model year and include, among other things, a 25-speaker Bowers & Wilkins audio system with 3D surround sound and Dolby Atmos functionality, soft closing doors, a head-up display and pilot assistance display.

price? For the Italian market, we are talking about a Indicative cost of about 94,900 euros.

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