Polestar is an automotive company co-owned by Swedish giant Volvo, and Chinese Geely. Therefore, the headquarters of the Polestar is in c, Sweden, while the production is in Chengdu, China. The primary business of the company is developing an electric performance vehicle.
Furthermore, the brand provides performance hardware upgrades, as well as the engine optimizations for Volvo cars, via Polestar Engineered division. At the moment, the company is developing a concept for the grand tourer model, called the Polestar Precept. The forthcoming EV will compete against Tesla models. Who knows, it might be a rival to the Porsche Taycan.
The concept shows the brand’s visions of the future, with an advanced digital interface, sustainable cabin materials, and excellent safety features. However, Polestar is still defining itself as a brand. Currently, the roster includes only two models: Polestar 1 – an over-600-hp 2-door hybrid grand tourer, and, guess what, Polestar 2. According to the reports, besides the Precept, we will see the Polestar 3, an all-electric performance SUV very soon.
Polestar Precept Design
As for the exterior, the Polestar Precept design language is quite futuristic. The company calls that philosophy “Minimalistic Athleticism.” The concept will be a reference for all of the upcoming company’s vehicles, while the dimensions make the very majestic feel to the viewer. The Precept concept comes with a 10.1 feet long wheelbase, which provides good legroom/headroom space, and holds a large battery pack at the same time.
Furthermore, the front side of the vehicle is unique, since it doesn’t include the grille. That space occupies the so-called Polestar SmartZone, housing sensors for several driver assistance purposes. Also, the company reveals plans which provide for more sustainable interiors, lightweight materials for the upcoming models.
Interior and Equipment
The Precept will include a flax-based natural fiber composite for the interior panels and seatbacks. On top of that, the concept’s seat surfaces are 3D-knitted from recycled plastic bottles. Likewise, the bolsters and headrests are built from recycled cork vinyl, while the carpets include recycled fishing nets.
Above, you’ll notice a LIDAR pod and the “Thor’s Hammer” light signature. As for the back, there’s a wide light blade which crosses the entire width of the vehicle. Besides these features, worth mentioning is the camera side units instead of the traditional mirrors, and the single-volume glass, which stretches behind the rear seats. The Precept will include a next-gen Android’s HMI system, which runs on a vertically-positioned 15-inch center display.
Also, there will be a 12.5-inch driver touchscreen and an instrument panel with numerous smart sensors. The Precept concept vehicle will debut next week at the Geneva Motor Show. Then, we will find out more about the engine, price, and release date.