Swedish automaker Polestar has slashed its 2023 volume forecast by as much as a quarter and announced a delay — its second — in launching its high-volume electric crossover.
Polestar 3 production is pushed to the first quarter of 2024 because of software development issues plaguing affiliate Volvo's new electric platform, which underpins the midsize crossover. Polestar 3 production was to begin in August, according to AutoForecast Solutions.
Platform development snafus have also delayed Volvo's EX90 flagship.
Production of the electric crossover was scheduled to begin at Volvo's North Charleston, S.C., factory in December 2023. Volvo said that output is now expected to begin in the first half of next year.
U.S. deliveries of the three-row electric crossover are pushed to the third quarter of 2024, a source briefed on the matter told Automotive News.