Polestar was supposed to unveil its new Precept concept last month at the Geneva Motor Show, but days before the start of the show, it was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. But now Polestar has released more details about the stunning Precept concept and the biggest news is that it previews the brand’s first electric SUV, the Polestar 3.
“People ask me all the time, ‘what is the future of Polestar?’,” Polestar chief executive Thomas Ingenlath stated about the Precept concept. “Of course we are not showing our future models just yet, but Precept shows you where we will be heading – our design direction, our ambitions about sustainability and the great digital user experience we will bring with those future cars. Precept showcases our future, not as a fancy dream or something out of a sci-fi movie. This is our reality, to come.”
While we’re excited that the Polestar 2 electric sedan is almost here, the Precept concept is a sleeker sedan that features the brand’s new design language, “minimalistic athleticism”. The design is also packed with tech features, like the SmartZone, which replaces the traditional grille with a transparent panel that hides two radar sensors and a high definition camera. Small cameras also replace traditional side mirrors.
Inside there are new recycled and bio-materials like Bcomp’s flax-based composites for the interior panels and seats that are 50 percent lighter than conventional materials and reduce plastic waste by 80 percent. The infotainment system that’s powered by Android Auto features a 15-inch center touchscreen and a 12.5-inch driver display.
The Polestar 3 will share some of its DNA with the Volvo XC40, but it will be a sleeker, more aerodynamic SUV with a coupe-like look. The Polestar 3 is slated to debut in 2021.