These days, more people demand crossovers and SUVs. At the same time, manufacturers want to push for more electric vehicles. To satisfy the needs of customers and popularize EVs, more automakers are introducing battery-powered crossovers.
Volvo has been at the forefront of EV development for quite some time now. However, they only have one plug-in crossover, and that's the XC40 Recharge. Of course, the Swedish automaker is keen on expanding their portfolio, and they have done so with yet another EV crossover. That said, it won't come with a Volvo badge. Instead, it will be a Polestar model.
It's called the Polestar 3, and they say it will be an aerodynamic electric performance crossover. They're not revealing the new model just yet, but its silhouette suggests that it will look pretty sleek. It also appears to be a compact model as well. Once it's in production, it will be the first electric crossover from Polestar and the second from Volvo.
While they haven't shown the crossover yet, Polestar did mention a few things about it. The Polestar 3 will debut the new generation of electric vehicle architecture from Volvo Car Group. According to the company, the platform has been designed from scratch for full electrification. Polestar adds that it will have an Android Automotive OS infotainment system and high-end, safety-focused autonomous driving features. We can expect some of these technologies to trickle down Volvo models in the future.
The Polestar 3 will be manufactured at the Volvo Cars production center in Ridgeville, South Carolina. It will be built alongside other Volvo models in the same facility. The target production start of Polestar 3 is set for 2022. In the meantime, Polestar will release additional information as the launch date creeps closer.