In early 2020, Polestar debuted the jaw-dropping Precept concept, a sharp, low-slung electric four-door hatchback said to preview the future of Polestar design and featuring a protruding lidar pod on the roof for advanced driver-assistance features. Then in September of this year, Polestar revealed that the Precept will enter production before 2025 and become the flagship model in the lineup. At that time, the company showed an image of a prototype Precept under development. Now, the Swedish electric automaker has announced more details about the upcoming production version of the Precept and provided a behind-the-scenes look at the car transitioning from concept to road car.
Polestar has now revealed that the Precept concept will reach showrooms as the Polestar 5. So far Polestar has sold the 1, a sleek two-door grand-tourer, and the 2, a boxy Tesla Model 3 competitor. Polestar has confirmed that the 5 will be launched in 2024, and presumably following the 3 and 4, both of which will be SUVs. In terms of classifying the 5, the Precept concept featured four doors and a hatchback at the rear, and Polestar is dubbing the the upcoming car “an electric performance four-door grand touring car,” making it a competitor to the likes of the Tesla Model S, Lucid Air, and Mercedes EQS.
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