Polestar is getting ready to introduce its third model, the Polestar 3 electric SUV. Today Polestar released the first teaser of the Polestar 3 and also announced that it will be built in the United States.
Polestar calls the Polestar 3 an “aerodynamic electric performance SUV.” The Polestar 3 will be based on an electrified version of Volvo’s Scalable Product Architecture 2 (SPA 2) platform, which will also be shared with the next-generation XC90. We don’t have a lot of details yet, but Polestar says that it will “feature industry-leading connectivity features based on Google’s native Android Automotive OS infotainment system, as well as high-end, safety-focused autonomous driving features.”
The Polestar 3 will be built at Volvo’s production center in Ridgeville, South Carolina.
“Polestar 3 will be built in America, for our American customers,” says Thomas Ingenlath, Polestar’s Chief Executive Officer. “I remember the great response when I first shared Polestar’s vision here in the USA and I am proud that our first SUV will be manufactured in South Carolina. From now on, the USA is no longer an export market but a home market.”
Production of the Polestar 3 will start in 2022.