Dazzling Polestar Precept Concept to Become the 2024 Polestar 5

Sleek EV concept is teased in a near-production version. It will join the growing ranks of electric luxury sedans in 2024 as the Polestar 5.

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  • Polestar has revealed that the Precept concept will enter production as the Polestar 5.
  • The Polestar 5 will be launched in 2024, following the 2023 Polestar 3 and future Polestar 4 SUVs.
  • Polestar showed an image of a near-production 5, which ditches cameras for real side-view mirrors and seems to have removed the lidar pod jutting out from the roof on the concept.

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.

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The original Precept concept from 2020. Polestar

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.

In the behind-the-scenes video below, Polestar shows the process for transferring the exterior design of the Precept to a production model. The company says the Precept’s taut, creased design language will bleed over onto the Polestar 3 SUV that’s due next year. Polestar also provided a single image of a “near production” Polestar 5. We see that the 5 will feature regular side-view mirrors instead of cameras and subtle changes to the front end, and the lidar sensor is no longer perched on the roof.

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