The Polestar 1 was based on the Volvo Concept Coupe (first unveiled in 2013), while the Polestar 2 bears resemblance to the Volvo 40.2 Concept (introduced in 2016). However, with the launch of the Polestar 3, the brand has shifted away from its original design aesthetic. According to Ingenlath at its unveiling: ”The 3 was designed from day one as strictly a Polestar.”
Polestar 3 is an SUV, with a distinctive and minimalistic design suited for the electric age. With a large structure, it doesn't feel like one; achieved through its front wing that produces a sleek look in balance with the rear's wing.
The incorporation of the wing on Polestar 3 is a successful blend of various elements that give it a stunningly different front, unforeseen until now on SUVs. Surprisingly, the wing was implemented rather late.
Integrating technical design elements into the exterior, the front aero wing connects air to the bonnet for smoother air flow with less pressure. The rear aero wing increases downforce and stability at high speeds, also avoiding turbulence. Finally, rear aero blades disrupt the air, resulting in a graceful exit from either side of the car.
The front wing of Polestar 3 is so distinctive and integrated into the design that it may appear as though it was crafted from the outset. However, the truth is far more intricate and fascinating.
The Polestar 3 comes with air suspension, a panoramic glass roof, LED interior lighting, retractable door handles that sense when you are nearby and 21-inch alloy wheels.
The second quarter of 2023 will see the optional Pilot Pack with LiDAR from Luminar Technologies (created by tech magnate Austin Russell) released. It includes a second control unit from NVIDIA, three cameras, four ultrasonic sensors and front and rearview camera cleaning - significantly improving real-time data accuracy. This LiDAR system provides an advanced level of 3D scanning of the car's environment and ensures it is optimally prepared for autonomous driving.
The company reveals that the Polestar 3 with Long range Dual motor features is now available at $83,900, and orders can be placed on the Polestar website in launch markets.
Last Week, Google is introduced a high-definition version of Google Maps for vehicles running its Android Automotive OS. This new version delivers enhanced particulars, such as lane markings, signs, and obstacles, which were not accessible previously.
Nio appointed a former Rolls-Royce executive to serve as their Head of Brand Development for the UK market. Nio welcomed Tom Wharfe to its team as Head of Brand and User Development for the UK market.
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