Polestar announced that its first SUV model, the Polestar 3, will be produced at Volvo Cars’ production plant in Richville, South Carolina. In addition to the brand’s headquarters and network in Europe, this will also give Polestar industrial capabilities in the United States and China.
The upcoming Polestar 3 is redesigned for full electrification, and it will debut the Volvo Car Group’s next-generation car architecture. Internally, Polestar 3 will use its native “industry-leading connectivity features” Android car operating system Polestar said the infotainment operating system and high-end autonomous driving functions.
Will become the brand’s successor Polestar 1 PHEV Coupe with Polestar 2 pure electric crossover, Polestar 3 is expected to start production in 2022. Polestar said that full details of the upcoming electric SUV models will be released later.
“Polestar 3 will be manufactured in the United States to serve our American customers. I am proud that our first SUV will be produced in South Carolina. From now on, the United States is no longer an export market, but a domestic market,” Polestar chief Executive Officer Thomas Ingenlath said.
Although the Polestar 3 is still confidential, Max Missoni, Polestar’s head of design, told coach Last year that North Star Commandments The car concept will influence the design of the upcoming electric SUV. “Starting with Polestar 3, the design language of this car is something you can and should expect in our future cars,” Missoni told the magazine.
The brand is also committed to developing in the North American market, and will open about 25 retail stores this year called “Spaces.” Polestar said that these will provide facilities such as home test drives of vehicles, free pick-up and drop-off services, and mobile services for customers waiting to open a Polestar Space in their area.
Polestar announced the expansion of its manufacturing footprint after news that it raised US$550 million (RM27 billion) in April from a group of long-term external investors. Polestar will explore potential financing opportunities in the future. It stated in its statement in.
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