Volvo’s all-electric brand Polestar has confirmed that it will be launching an SUV in the third phase of its launch program.
Polestar’s vision is to be an all-electric performance brand, with the first of its cars to be a 600bhp/1000Nm sports car. The second will be a mid-size vehicle, while the third will be a battery electric vehicle (BEV) SUV called the Polestar 3.
“All future cars from Polestar will feature a fully electric drivetrain, delivering on our brand vision of being the new standalone electric performance brand,” said Th.omas Ingenlath, Chief Executive Officer of Polestar.
Chengdu in China will be the location for Polestar’s production facility which is currently under construction. Once completed, mid next year, it will be the hub from which all three Polestar models get created.
Buying the Polestar 3 won’t happen in the traditional way, either. You’ll order your car online and will opt for a two or three year subscription. No deposit will be needed and everything will be included in a monthly payment, meaning pick-up and delivery servicing, and the ability to rent other vehicles from both Volvo and Polestar.
Polestar is also introducing Phone-As-Key technology which brings a concierge service that gives you access to on-demand features, but more details on these will be released later on.
Ordering a Polestar car will be done online using an app or website but if people want a more hands on experience Polestar will be opening “Polestar Spaces” across the globe, separate from Volvo dealerships.