Polestar is becoming a more familiar manufacturer in the world of cars. In fact, at some point this year we should see the release of the next generation of Polestar, the Polestar 3. There is also a chance that we may see, at least, the unveiling of the Polestar 4.
Ahead of this unveiling I think it would be good to have a look at the current Polestar 2. I will then have a look at Polestar 3 and Polestar 4 to see what we can look forward to in the near future. Will the new incarnation of Polestar be similar or will they break the mould set by the awe-inspiring Polestar 2.
Looking Back at the Polestar 2
The Polestar 2 has proven to be a very popular electric car since it first made an appearance on the EV scene. And why wouldn’t it? The Polestar 2 made waves when it came out. The body looks amazing. The sleek saloon style is enhanced by the slightly aggressive looking grille at the front and the long bar lighting on the rear.
Something that made the Polestar 2 a standout was the performance capabilities. If you’ve ever driven one you will be familiar with the unbelievable torque hitting you when you put your foot on that accelerator pedal, It only takes 4.7 seconds to get from 0-60mph and there is a top speed of 127mph. The range of 245 miles is also an excellent plus point.
Enter The 3 – A New Generation
As you would expect, the first of the follow up cars, hopefully being delivered in the UK this year, is the Polestar 3. This vehicle moves the Polestar into SUV territory. Yes, there are already a lot of electric SUV cars on the road. However, this is Polestar. If we have learnt anything it is that Polestar know how to make a bloomin’ good car.
Not only does the Polestar 3 look good, it is also their most sustainable car so far. The technology is also stepping up to the next level. There are superb road awareness sensors to detect other vehicles and pedestrians on the highway. An impressive driver monitoring system is included which will send an audible alert if it detects the driver is drowsy or not responsive. The car will also initiate an emergency stop procedure if needed.
Infotainment systems in the Polestar 3 are also incredible. Built in Google, voice activation and a whole host of applications are included.
There is a superb performance too. The range is between 347 and 379 miles depending on the spec you have, based on the WLTP testing. The performance version will get you to 60mph in just 4.6 seconds. With the standard long range version is only slightly slower, getting you to 60mph in 4.9 seconds. A top speed of 130mph can also be reached. This is a step up from the previous Polestar.
Polestar 4 – The Legacy Continues
This Polestar 4 has yet to be unveiled. We are still learning more and more about the car as the months go by. What we believe we know is that this later incarnation will be another SUV like the Polestar 3. However, it will be smaller and slightly less premium.
However, to say that the Polestar 4 is slightly less premium doesn’t mean that this vehicle will be anything less than absolutely amazing. This is Polestar after all. Making fantastic electric vehicles that can perform well is kind of their thing.
We hope that the Polestar 4 will be unveiled in 2023. However, I have a sneaking suspicion that we may have to wait just a little longer. Both this year and next year are sure to see a lot of awesome new electric cars coming onto the market. Polestar have already got a head start and are looking to build on that in the next couple of years. I have no doubt that they will succeed.