This is a different kind of Polestar to anything we've seen before, though certain styling cues remain, like the Y-shaped 'Thor's Hammer' LED headlights, the full-width rear light bar and the chunky side cladding. There's a rakish silhouette with a panoramic glass roof panel that curves gently towards the back, passing beneath a prominent rear spoiler. There are air- channelling vents at the leading edge of the bonnet and substantial rear haunches, with flush-fitting door handles offering a finishing touch.
Size-wise, think BMW iX, Mercedes EQC or Audi Q8 e-tron, so it's a large category SUV. Which means that more luxury and technology is expected inside up-front, where things are dominated by a huge central screen that uses Google's latest Android Automotive OS operating system. Industry-leading connectivity features are claimed with this. That panoramic roof gives the cabin an airy feel - which isn't illusory. Unlike in the Polestar 2, there's plenty of space on the back seat, where there's a fully flat floor courtesy of the next-generation Volvo/Polestar SPA2 EV architecture. You get a decently-sized 484-litre boot too, extendable to 1,411-litres with the backrest folded.