2021 Polestar 3 will be a coupe-style SUV

It will go on sale in late 2021.

Volvo sister company Polestar unveiled the 2, its second model, during the 2019 Geneva auto show. The company has started working on its third model, which will be called 3, and it shed a little bit of insight into what we can expect from it.

"We've produced the two bookends. You've already got the top end and the bottom end, and all of the Polestar models that we launch thereafter will be positioned in between those two. The one that comes after the Polestar 2 is the Polestar 3. It's a coupe-style SUV, and we will release it in the back end of 2021," affirmed Jonathan Goodman, Polestar's chief operating officer, in an interview with Digital Trends.

Goodman added that, unlike the plug-in hybrid 1, the 2 (pictured) and the 3 will come exclusively with battery-powered drivetrains. The company was born to make electric cars, and the 1 will be its only gasoline-powered model. The executive didn't reveal which segment the 3 will compete in, but we wouldn't be surprised to learn it's built on the same modular, Volvo-derived CMA platform as the 2.

Goodman's comments confirm Polestar will not go below the 2, a model which will start between $35,000 and $40,000 in its cheapest configuration. In other words, don't expect an electric alternative to the Mercedes-Benz A-Class and the Audi A3 from this new Sino-Swedish brand.

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