James Gent

James Gent

December 15, 2021 12:54 pm


Polestar, the electric performance sub-division of the Volvo Group, has released the latest in its ‘From Concept to Car’ series previewing the brand-new Polestar 5.

The series, launched in June this year, gives us our best look yet at the Polestar 5 that’s set to arrive in 2024 and, more than likely, go head-to-head with the likes of Porsche’s Panamera E-Hybrid and Tesla’s Model S. The latest instalment also confirms the ‘5’ nomenclature for the all-electric, four-door GT ahead of its VIP and press event debut at multiple Polestar showrooms across North America early next month.

“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,” explains Polestar CEO Thomas Ingenlath in an official statement. “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.”

Polestar 5

Polestar 5

Boasting the similarly sleek contours as the conceptual ‘Precept’ that made its digital debut back in February last year, the 5 “embodies the company’s increasingly independent and muscular design language” that’s set to represent the Swedish marque moving forward. Indeed, Polestar has already confirmed attributes of this new design language will be showcased on the new Polestar 3 E-SUV, due next year.

The 5, confirmed to be “THE manifesto car” for Polestar in the first video of From Concept to Car’, is expected to boast an elongated version of parent company Volvo’s second-generation Scalable Product Architecture (‘SPA2’ is also at the base of the limited edition Polestar 1 sports car launched in 2019). Confirmation, or at least further details, are likely to emerge in later videos, as indeed, are further details on the four-door GT’s technology, performance, and, interestingly, sustainability.

The 5 for example is set to include no use of ‘virgin plastics’ at all – i.e. resins that use natural gas and/or crude oil in their manufacturing process – so expect the cabin to be awash with recycled and plant-sourced materials. The exterior may similarly include flax-based composites following a new partnership between Polestar and Bcomp.

Unsurprisingly, drivetrain details are still unknown, though Thoma Ingenlath has suggested during previous discussions on the pre-production 5 that a 500-kilometre range is realistic.

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