Polestar 5, the first images of the extraordinary electric sedan

Polestar 5, the first images of the extraordinary electric sedan

Polestar 5

The development of what will be the Polestar 5, made by Volvo's premium electric car brand, continues. The highly anticipated new vehicle, which derives from the Precept prototype, will be a high-performance zero-emission sports sedan. To witness the debut of the Polestar 5, it will be necessary to wait until 2024, in the meantime the Swedish brand has shown some videos that illustrate all the development phases that the car, inspired by the shape of sharks, has faced so far.

So, the Swedish car manufacturer is unveiling what will be the characteristics that will distinguish the vehicle's design. The look of the Polestar 5 is curated by the Exterior Design Manager Nahum Escobedo, who illustrates in great detail all the various steps thanks to which it was possible to arrive at the final result of the model and, as mentioned above, the designer himself. states that the vehicle's shape is inspired by planes and sharks. In fact, just take a look at the front of what (still) is the Precept 5 to realize how the vehicle is particularly similar to the fearsome predator of the sea. Obviously, the design of the new electric car has been developed - not only to be fascinating from an aesthetic point of view - but also to be able to accommodate all the elements necessary to make the vehicle functional, such as the batteries.

However, some aesthetic details of the Polestar 5 will be taken up by the Polestar 3, SUV whose debut is scheduled for 2022. This is why both the sports sedan and the SUV will be characterized by a powerful design and at the same time minimalist and with LED headlights that refer to the "hammer of Thor". Obviously, one of the focal points will be the use of an increasingly innovative technology since, for example, there will be a front panel with radar sensors and high-definition cameras dedicated to assisted driving. In addition to being zero-emission, the Polestar will be developed with vegan interiors also made with recycled materials, thus reducing the use of plastic materials by 80%. For the moment, the Swedish brand has not disclosed information regarding performance and autonomy.

The Polestar 5 Electric Four-Door Is Taking Shape

Photo credit: Polestar

  • 2024 Polestar 5 electric performance four-door previewed along with new episode showing the design process.

  • Polestar plans to launch three new models in the next three years, with the Polestar 3 SUV due next year.

  • The electric brand that was formed out of Volvo's tuning arm is expanding its retail presence, adding 20 retail locations in 2021 in the US and a total of 46 worldwide.

  • Polestar is giving the world a glimpse of its upcoming electric performance sedan that will carry the number 5 when it debuts in 2024. First previewed by the Precept concept earlier this year, the four-door GT is still taking shape, so the vehicle seen in this week's teaser image is different in a number of subtle ways, featuring more of a fastback profile while dropping the suicide door layout of the Precept concept.

    The automaker has also released the third episode in a short documentary series of the design process of this EV, which will be aimed at the likes of the Mercedes-Benz EQS and the Porsche Taycan, among others, when it goes on sale.

    'With the Precept documentary series we are intentionally doing something car companies usually don't—going behind the scenes transparently as we turn this stunning concept car into production reality. It makes me very proud to see how much of the concept car's design is making it into the Polestar 5—a great achievement by our designers and engineers alike,' said Thomas Ingenlath, Polestar CEO.

    Just how close is this to the production version?

    Polestar is calling the image above a 'final design direction,' without explicitly giving it a pre-production label, but it's also notable how much more complete it now looks, showing the evolution from the Precept show car.

    So on one hand we're not too far from the final product, but on the other hand 2024 is some time away. In that span of time we'll see the Polestar 3 sport utility debut, next year as a matter of fact, with yet another Polestar model in 2023. Only then we'll see the Polestar 5 in the metal, by which time the brand should have a much larger retail presence than it currently does.

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    Perhaps it's still a little early to talk about possible specs, but we have a feeling we'll see a battery larger than the one currently offered by the Polestar 2, which weighs in a 78 kWh. A dual-motor layout is more than likely, given what the competition currently offers, while the range expectations of 2024 are likely to see it be able to cover well over 300 miles on a single charge. The luxury electric sedan market of 2024 will also be quite more populated than it is today, with a number of new entries this year alone from EV start-ups like Lucid and longtime automakers like Audi. Polestar will have to chart its own course when it arrives over two years from now, by which time it should also be a much better known brand in the field of EVs.

    'Precept was developed to preview the future of Polestar, embodying the company's key competencies of design, sustainability, technology, and performance,' the automaker says. 'Now seen with production readiness in mind, the Polestar 5 embodies the company's increasingly independent and muscular design language, cues of which will already be seen on Polestar 3 that is expected to be launched in 2022.'

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