Rumoured Australian launch date for Polestar 3

Showroom image of a black and white Polestar 3 electric SUV
The highly anticipated Polestar 3 electric SUV

EV maker Polestar looks set to launch its new Polestar 3 electric SUV in Australia early next year, according to Drive.

Polestar Australia is yet to officially confirm the release date, however, Drive reports first local deliveries of the Chinese-built Polestar 3 are tipped to commence in early 2023—a year after the arrival of the brand’s first model, the Polestar 2.

The Polestar 3 is the first SUV from the EV brand, jointly owned by Sweden’s Volvo and its Chinese parent company Geely, and will be the first of three new Polestar EVs due by the end of 2024.

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The Polestar 3 will eventually include a new Level 3 semi-autonomous driving system, combining computing power from US firm Nvidia, lidar sensors from US company Luminar, and processing software from Volvo subsidiary Zenseact.

The Polestar 3 is expected to make its global debut early in the second half of this year, with overseas deliveries taking place before the end of 2022.

Pricing for the electric SUV is reported to begin at $110,000 in Australia.

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