18 Mar 2019

Volvo's Tesla-fighting brand teases third model

With two models unveiled, Polestar hints at a third to come
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Fresh from unveiling its second planned model, Volvo’s performance brand, Polestar has revealed some details about a planned third model in its future lineup.

At the Geneva Motor Show, CEO of the company, John Goodman told Digital Trends that Polestar’s two already revealed models were the “bookends” of its future lineup.

“You’ve already got the top end and the bottom end, and all of the Polestar models that we launch thereafter will be positioned in between those two.

“The one that comes after the Polestar 2 is the Polestar 3. It’s a coupe-style SUV, and we will release it in the back end of 2021,” said Goodman, who did not elaborate on when it would be debuted.

He also said that the company would expand its offerings over the course of the 2020’s, with the Polestar 2, a sedan to be the cheapest offering - competing with the Tesla Model 3, and the Polestar 1, a sports coupe to be the most expensive.

Like the Polestar 2 which was shown off by the company at Geneva, the Polestar 3 would be an all-electric offering, with all future models to be all-electric. The Polestar 1 will be the only hybrid in the lineup.

Looking at models we already know about, in the US the Polestar 2 would initially be released in only two US states - California and Washington state, and as a direct competitor to Tesla’s Model 3 would likely have a comparable price.

The launch edition of the model would set buyers in the states back around US$63,000.

The Polestar 2 will be powered by two electric motors attached to the front and rear axles, with a planned range of 500km on a full charge.

The Polestar 2 will go into production next year in China for both left and right-hand drive, no details are available for the Polestar 3

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