Polestar, the Swedish premium electric vehicle manufacturer, has released the third episode of its YouTube documentary series ‘Precept: from Concept to Car’ laying out the design direction for the forthcoming Polestar 5. Set to launch in 2024, the Polestar 5 will be an electric performance 4-door saloon.
The series documents the transformation of the Polestar Precept concept car into the Polestar 5.
In this latest episode, Polestar reveals some of its design processes, the car's key production features including its shark-like front nose, and highlights the challenges of establishing a balance between sensational design and engineering requirements.
The 5 embodies the company’s increasingly independent and muscular design language, cues of which will already be seen on the Polestar 3 due to launch next year.
Polestar’s chief executive Thomas Ingenlath said: “With the Precept documentary series we are intentionally doing something car companies usually don’t – going behind the scenes with transparency 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.”
The manufacturer’s Precept was developed to preview the future of Polestar, encompassing the company’s four pillars, which are design, sustainability, technology and performance. The three remaining pillars will be discussed in future episodes of the series.
Polestar is headquartered in Gothenburg, Sweden and its vehicles are currently available in 14 global markets across Europe, North American and China. As we reported, the company aims to enter 30 global markets by the end of 2022.
In September this year, Polestar announced its intention to list as a public company on the Nasdaq stock exchange in a business combination agreement with Gores Guggenheim, Inc.