Polestar, Volvo’s sports brand, is finally switching to the SUV. The problem remains the same for the two sedans of the brand: their marketing in France is blocked by Citroën.
Its arrival had been known for months, but its technical sheet remained a mystery. Now the Polestar 3 is not only official, it also has no more secrets. Except maybe one thing: a possible marketing date in France. The large SUV from the sports brand Volvo is an almost 5 meter long (4.90 to be exact) juggernaut with a record wheelbase of 2.99 meters. If it were to be compared to a Thermal, it would undoubtedly be its cousin at Volvo, the XC90, that would be the most appropriate. Can this particularly imposing electric vehicle, Polestar’s first SUV, claim the sporty side dear to the Geely Group brand?
That’s what Polestar wants to believe, which the beast’s spec sheet revealed. The Polestar 3 will be available in two trim levels. The basic version is based on a 489 hp engine and has a torque of 840 Nm, the “Performance” version with its 519 hp engine and its torque of 910 Nm has a little more power 0 to 100 km/h are in this one Version “only” 4.7 seconds. On the battery side, however, there is no difference between the two models, both carry a huge block of 111 kWh. As a result, the range of the Polestar SUV is more than 600 km. As for the charging part, it peaks at 11kW in AC and can reach 250kW in fast DC charging.
No Polestar 3, but soon an electric XC90?
As with the other two Polestar models (1 and 2 are sedans), the concern for Volvo’s sister brand is always the same: it has no citizenship in France. In fact, Citroën accuses the Geely Group brand of shamefully copying its logo. The French brand has obtained a ban on marketing Polestar in France and is currently trying to extend the decision across Europe.
Even if it is unlikely to come across a Polestar 3 on French roads (unless a Dutch tourist decides to reach the Mediterranean coast with his electric SUV), the inclusion of this model in the catalog can also be good news for the French are felt . In fact, much of the Polestar 3’s spec sheet should match the electric Volvo XC90, which will be well marketed in France.