The Polestar 3 electric SUV will debut publicly in October, the automaker confirmed in a press release on Thursday with details of its 2022 first-quarter sales.
Teased in December 2021, the Polyester 3 will likely be sold in the United States as a 2023 model. It will be manufactured at the Polyester Parent Volvo factory in Charleston, South Carolina, as well as existing polyester factories in China.
Polyester CEO Thomas Ingenlath says the brand’s first SUV will be the size of a replacement for the Volvo XC90, which will feature hybrid powertrain options as well as an all-electric variant. Both will use Volvo’s new SPA2 platform, and the XC90 replacement will also be built in South Carolina.
The teaser of Polyester 3 will be in 2022
Polyester 3 will be distinguished from the Volvo siblings by a greater emphasis on performance. With a 2021 interview Motor authorityPolyester America boss Gregor Hembro says Polyester’s goal is Porsche.
The Polster 3 Porsche is expected to target the Cayenne, while the Polyester 4 and Polyester 5 models will target the McCann and Tycoon, respectively, outlining the upcoming lineup in 2021. The name Polyester came from an independent race team and tuning company that was later bought by Volvo.
This strategy effectively makes the Polyester 3K the brand new flagship, temporarily making a big difference with the current Polyester 2 until other models arrive. The Polestar 4 is expected to be a smaller SUV with lower price points, while the Polestar 5 will be a sedan with styling inspired by the 2020 Polestar Precept concept, using the same SPA2 platform as the 3 and Volvo XC90 replacement. 4 are expected to arrive in 2023, 5 will arrive in 2024