Polestar has previewed the final design of the Polestar 5 as part of a documentary series on YouTube. The electric four-door performance GT, based on the Polestar Precept concept car, is set to launch in 2024.
A few changes that stand out: the bar above the Precept's windshield for the lidar sensors has disappeared, and the study's reverse-opening doors probably won't make it into production either; the gray sedan also has door handles on the rear doors that suggest a forward opening.
But why is Polestar showing off the late 2021 production design of a vehicle that won't be on the market until 2024, and in a YouTube video rather than at a major event? "With the Precept docu-series, we're deliberately doing something that automakers don't normally do - we're taking a look behind the scenes and transparently showing how we're bringing this stunning concept car to reality," says Polestar CEO Thomas Ingenlath. "It makes me very proud to see how much of the concept car's design has gone into the Polestar 5 - a great achievement by our designers and engineers."
The Swedish-Chinese brand has not yet given any details about the drive technology of the Polestar 5. On the fringes of the Polestar 2 Single Motor presentation - here our driving review - Polestar had mentioned a few key data. There, among other things, the market launch in 2024 was mentioned for the "Luxury Sport GT 4-door" Polestar 5 - and a target range of 600+ kilometers. In terms of price, the model is supposed to be in the region of a Porsche Panamera.
The e-car brand aims to increase its annual sales to 290,000 vehicles by the end of 2025 with expansion in existing and new markets and the launch of the Model 3, 4 and 5 as reported.