In another YouTube video from the Precept: from Concept to Car series, the up-and-coming Swedish-Chinese electric car manufacturer showed for the first time what the production Polestar 5 sedan, based on last year’s concept, would look like. The company calls the promising novelty a four-door sports car of the Gran Turismo class.
Judging by the teasers, the commercial electric car will receive traditional rear doors instead of swinging open against the direction of travel and conventional rear-view mirrors instead of cameras, will lose the lidar on the roof, but in general it will be very similar to the Precept show car. As CEO Thomas Ingenlath noted, Polestar deliberately demonstrates the transformation of a concept into a real car – which automakers usually do not do – because it takes pride in how the ideas of designers and engineers are translated into reality.
The interior of Polestar 5 has not yet been revealed. The aforementioned Precept has a recyclable interior with a Google-developed driver interface that includes a 12.5-inch digital instrument cluster and a 15-inch portrait-oriented infotainment touchscreen. In the back row, two chairs separated by a center console were installed – it is possible that in the production car they will be replaced with a solid sofa.
Polestar 5 potential competitors are Audi e-tron GT, Porsche Taycan, Tesla Model S. The world premiere of the sedan is scheduled for 2024. In front of him, the former court tuner Volvo will release two electric vehicles of the SUV category: in 2022 the large SUV Polestar 3 will be released, in 2023 – the more compact cross-coupe Polestar 4. Both will share the SPA2 platform with the next XC90 and other large Volvo of the new generation .
Currently, the company has only one electric vehicle – the Polestar 2 liftback. By expanding its model range, the up-and-coming manufacturer hopes to increase annual sales from 10,000 to 290,000 cars by the middle of the decade.