Electrifying Performance: Unveiling the Thrill of the 2025 Polestar 3 SUV

Perched in the geographic centre of Spain’s capital Madrid is the 2025 Polestar 3, and it might just be the most important car the EV market has seen yet. It’s the brainchild of Polestar, a brand spun off from Volvo in 2017 with the mandate to deliver first-to-market sustainable fun. Under the hood of the 2025 Polestar 3, a torque-vectoring SUV, is the knowledge that fun and sustainability do indeed go hand-in-hand. Here’s why driving aficionados and eco-conscious buyers alike should be looking forward to getting behind the wheel of the 2025 Polestar 3.

A Leap Forward in EV Technology

The automobile legacy of Polestar is one of evolution and growth: it reflects the company’s development from a engineering and performance adjustment spin-off of Volvo (which it was for more than two decades) to a separate brand under Geely’s single ownership. The Polestar 3 is built on the SPA2 platform, a technical gem expected to be used by the upcoming Volvo flagship, the EX90. Compared with its predecessors, the 3 is another leap in reducing carbon footprint in the automobile sector.

Uncompromised Power Meets Efficiency

The real charm, under the hood – or, more factually, under its sculpted chassis – is its powertrain. The base long-range dual motor setup has 489 HP, tied to a meaty 620 lb-ft of torque from a pair of canted 175 kW front and rear drive units, ensuring optimal balance between the two ends of the car. This should deliver some snappy steering and a fun drive. But they don’t call it a coupé for nothing. It’s also extremely efficient: a large 111 kWh battery pack ensures up to 315 miles of EPA range and comes with calibrated clutch-based torque vectoring.

Elevate Your Drive with the Performance Pack

And those who hunger for more HP and muscle can get a Performance Pack for the Polestar 3 that boosts its output to 517 HP and 671 lb ft of torque, not only making it faster to 62 mph (clocking in at 4.6 seconds), but in a way that, though enhanced, still feels like an environmentally conscious SUV that’s fun to drive – surely Polestar 1 buyers will be pleased to know.

Charging Toward the Future

Anticipating the future isn’t just about providing potent power, it’s also making certain the trip lasts. That’s where the Polestar 3 excels. Charge times are estimated to be as quick as 10-80 per cent in 30 minutes via DC fast charging, or 11 hours overnight.

Sustainable Luxury on Wheels

As much as its HP and torque, the Polestar 3 is a symbol of how luxury and sustainability can be part of the same story. Designed to epitomise Scandinavian utilitarianism, this SUV is a reflection of the company’s commitment to lowering its carbon footprint for good.

A Glimpse into the Future with Polestar

And in the fall, a long-range, single-motor variant will hit the market to broaden its appeal even more. The Polestar 3 is a unique, exciting and ambitious expression of what an electric SUV can be, bringing together performance, technology and sustainability to brave new heights for 2020.

About HP in the Polestar 3 Context

Very rarely has the word HP (horsepower) featured in our experience of the 2025 Polestar 3 – the first SUV to emerge from the Polestar company – but now it returns in the closing minutes of our time with it. (The power rating evolves from a ‘respectable’ 457 HP in the top-grade ‘Standard Power’ model, but with the availability, through its Performance Pack, of a maximum of 517 HP.) We have experienced what amounts to ‘digital horsepower’, which represents how this electricity drives the wheels and is kept under control, channelling energy into what is, ultimately, a beautiful experience of speed. Polestar 3, like all Polestar vehicles, defines itself as ‘driven by electric performance’. This is not just about ‘going fast’ (and, let’s be clear, the Polestar 3 is fast) but how it ‘goes’ responsibly while at the same time being fun. What this SUV – a harbinger of a future of ‘premium performance’ driving – signifies is ‘experiencing advanced performance without waste’.

With the Polestar 3, we are at the nexus of all these desires: performance, luxury and sustainability. As the car readies itself for launch, an era of eco-enthusiasts who can both accelerate and feel good about it draws nigh. The 2025 Polestar 3 isn’t just a car, it’s the promise of a future where every drive can be exciting without causing any harm to the planet.

Jun 10, 2024
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