The Polestar 3 continues the brand’s tradition of understated elegance and minimalism. It is an excellent contribution to the expanding market for environmentally conscious vehicles. This model is a premium SUV because of its cutting-edge design and unique features. In this article, I will provide a brief Polestar 3 review.

Size And Design Of The Polestar 3

Even though it’s a big SUV, the Polestar 3 has been engineered to be highly aerodynamic. A distinctive aero wing is built into the bonnet, and the roofline is nearly flat, giving it an estate-like appearance. The Polestar 3’s maximum slickness is achieved by integrating a second aero wing into the rear spoiler and installing rear aero blades on the bumper.

All of the aesthetic details on the Polestar 3 are spot on. A raised trim line at the bottom of the doors deftly hides the Polestar’s height, and a skinny black strip integrated into the bulky D-pillar makes the roofline look longer.  

Polestar 3 Interior

So, from the Polestar 3 review, It feels like a massive vehicle. Like the outside, the inside is a work of art in subtlety, including high-end materials and an impeccable degree of craftsmanship that Tesla owners can only imagine. A substantial 14.5-inch infotainment screen, using the Android Automotive OS operating system, punctuates the otherwise minimalist dashboard. It’s an improvement on the technology introduced in the Polestar 2 and was co-developed with Google. Including over-the-air (OTA) upgrades eliminates the need to contact a dealer and enables constant software enhancement and the introduction of new features.

On the other hand, the cabin manages to be both functional and minimalist. Two horizontal displays, one behind the wheel and one in front of you, provide all the data you need while you’re on the go, and a third, mounted on top of the vehicle, shows you your speed and directions when you look up.  

Polestar 3 Seats

And just like the Polestar 2, the seats are pretty comfortable, and the reach and rake of the steering column let you find the best position for driving for you. The carved door trims have LED lighting strips that make a lot of legroom. The large panoramic roof, which comes standard on all models, lets in a lot of natural light. 

The back seats, however, fold down into a 60/40 split and can be moved to make more room for legs or goods as needed. The trunk can hold 484 liters of stuff, and there is an extra 90 liters of space under the floor that a nearly vertical estate-style door can reach. When the back seats are pulled down, that number goes up to 1,411 liters. The Polestar 3 also has a small (32 liter) but nicely sized trunk that’s great for hiding wires and other undesirable things under the hood. 

Polestar 3 Battery, Range And Charging

According to the Polestar 3 review, it can achieve a maximum WLTP cycle range of 379 miles. It has a large 107 kWh useable battery pack, which comes standard on the vehicle. This 400-volt pack is under the floor and has a colorful cell design. 

It is protected by an aluminum shell with boron steel reinforcement and is cooled by liquid. Included as a standard feature is a heat pump that pre-conditions the batteries and uses ambient heat for climate control. The Polestar 3 can charge in both directions. This opens up possibilities for future integration with the grid and plug-and-charge features.

Charging System

With a DC rapid charging potential of up to 250 kW. Polestar says the 3 is one of the fastest-charging electric cars on the market. In about 30 minutes, the 3 can charge from 10% to 80%, which adds more than 265 miles to their range. It should take less than 10 minutes for a 350kW quick charger to add 100 miles to the Polestar 3’s range. Polestar’s rivals currently have 22 kW AC onboard chargers. So the highest AC charging power of 11 kW is a bit of a letdown.   

Models Base Performance 

Two variants are available to buyers at launch: regular and performance. All models include a torque split for a more athletic ride that transfers more power to the back wheels. Performance Pack models have 517 horsepower and 910 Nm of torque, up from 489 bhp and 840 Nm in the base model.

From 0 to 62 miles per hour, the base model takes just 5.0 seconds. But the Performance Pack version may reduce that time by 0.3 seconds.

Given the 3’s high level of speed and a heavy curb weight of almost 2.5 tons. It’s not surprising that Polestar gave it a robust enough stopping system. Both versions have Brembo four-piston brakes on 400 mm front discs and 390 mm back single-piston calipers.

Though the Performance Pack models are more sporty than the regular ones, they both have dual-chamber air suspensions. ZF adjustable dampers make the ride more relaxing because they can adjust to different surfaces. Polestar says that the car can automatically change the active damper rate every two milliseconds (500 Hz). 

Polestar 3 Technology

The Polestar 3 is sure to be a hit among tech enthusiasts. The technological specifications of the Swedish SUV are like those of a high-end supercomputer, and the multitude of safety and comfort tricks is nearly bewildering.

Using its “centralized computing with the NVIDIA DRIVE core computer,” the 3 marks Polestar’s debut in this area. So, in essence, the automobile functions like a single brain, processing data from all the safety sensors to choose the best course of action. 

Safety Features

As part of the network of safety equipment, the vehicle’s interior features radar sensors that can pick up on motions as little as millimeters. “Protect against accidentally leaving children inside” is what Polestar claims this accomplishes. We don’t think it happens very often, but having them all is smart.

Five radar modules, five external cameras, and twelve external sound sensors are just a few of the cutting-edge safety features that come with Polestar 3. Poland’s Polestar calls the straight bar under the front aero wing a “SmartZone,” where many of these parts are kept.

Two cutting-edge closed-loop driver monitoring cams add the first-ever industry-leading eye-tracking technology—Smart Eye—to a Polestar to make driving safer. If the cams see that the driver is tired, uninterested, or not paying attention. They may sound an alarm, send a message, or even start an emergency stop feature. 

Conclusion

The Polestar 3 is an excellent fresh take on electric SUVs. It has all the room and functionality of an SUV with superior performance and a competitive range. You should consider this Polestar 3 review if you are looking for a high-performance electric SUV.

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