Polestar unveiled its magnificent sedan concept, the Polestar Precept, giving it a new name – Polestar 5 – and a production date of 2024.
The company first revealed the Precept in concept form in February, featuring sporting intentions, a Google Android-powered software system, and an interior packed with durable materials. This week Polestar posted a video in which we still get a closer look at the new car.
Polestar, which started out as Volvo’s performance sub-brand, has grown into one of the more exciting electric vehicle companies in the market. The company, which is jointly owned by Volvo and Volvo’s parent company, Geely, recently announced its intention to go public by merging with a special acquisition company, or SPAC.
Polestar has only released two vehicles so far: the $ 155,000 Polestar 1 hybrid coupe and the all-electric Polestar 2 fastback sedan. The Polestar 3, an electric crossover SUV, is expected to be unveiled in late 2021. The fourth vehicle is expected to be unveiled in late 2021. also be unveiled. be an SUV.
The Polestar 5 is a four-door sedan with a hatchback at the rear. The company calls it “an electric performance 4-door grand tourer,” which means it will likely compete with other luxury electric vehicles, such as the Tesla Model S, Mercedes-Benz EQS , the Audi E-tron GT and the Lucid Air.
Polestar declined to release most of the relevant specifications, including price, battery size, range, and engine configuration. For what it’s worth, the Polestar 2 comes equipped with a 78 kWh battery, which provides a range of 291 miles (470 kilometers). The electric motor generates 408 horsepower, allowing a 0-60 time in under five seconds.
When it was first launched as a concept, the company showcased the Precept’s environmental good faith: interior panels and seat backs are made from “flax-based composites”; seats that have been ‘3D knitted from recycled PET [or polyethylene terephthalate] bottles “; bolsters and headrests made from recycled cork vinyl; and mats made from reclaimed fishing nets.
Polestar also announced further integration of Android Automotive, Google’s native infotainment system, into the Precept. The sedan will recognize the driver as they approach the car and automatically prepare their preferred apps and settings. Google Assistant would recognize more languages, including local accents, and be capable of more natural conversations. Polestar also imagines that video streaming will become a more important component of the in-car experience – while parked or while charging, of course.