Polestar, Volvo’s performance sub-brand, is working on a new SUV that will draw inspiration from the 2020 Precept Concept.
*Pictured is the Polestar Precept Concept.
Remember the Polestar 1? Yes, that sexy hybrid coupe that packed a powerful hybrid punch by combining a supercharged 2.0-litre turbopetrol engine with 2 electric motors driving the rear axle and developing a tantalising 447 kW and 1 000 Nm of torque. What a beauty!
Then came Polestar 2, a striking all-electric fastback powered by 2 electric motors and a 78 kWh battery that develops a total system output of 300 kW and 660 Nm of torque and an estimated range of 443 km.
Now, as you can well guess, Polestar 3 is in the works and it will look to tap into the worldwide SUV trend which has proven to be lucrative for many car manufacturers. The Polestar 3 will take inspiration from the Precept Concept which was meant to be revealed at the 2020 Geneva Motor Show which was cancelled due to COVID-19.
Nonetheless, the Precept Concept gives us an idea of what to expect from the Polestar 3 and highlights a new design direction for the brand.
Unlike the Precept Concept, the Polestar 3 will feature a slick, aerodynamic SUV shape. Key design elements such as the newly-designed split LED headlight design, rear light bar and the SmartZone front fascia, which houses radar sensors and a high-definition camera, are likely to feature on the Polestar 3.
As for the interior, the Precept Concept features a large 15.5-inch portrait-style infotainment screen, powered by Google, which is likely to also make its way into the production Polestar SUV. It’s worth noting that Polestar has gone to great lengths to use sustainable and recycled materials inside the Precept Concept and the same ethos is expected to be carried over to the brand’s first SUV.
Powertrain details for the Polestar 3 remain unknown at this point but we do know that it will be all-electric. The production version of the Polestar 3 SUV can be expected in 2021 and we will keep you updated as soon as more details become available.
Take a closer look at the Polestar Precept Concept in the video below.