Thanks to the European Union Intellectual Property Office, a series of images have been leaked that reveal the design of the Polestar 5. It is a fastback sedan that will hit the market in 2024 and is based on the Precept, one of the brand’s most recent prototypes. And unlike the Polestar 1, and Polestar 2, this new model will not be based on an existing Volvo platform.
Indeed, the Polestar 5 will be built completely independently of the Volvo models and with an aluminum body. The intent of this is to maintain high stiffness and yet be “low weight”. As we already know, weight is something especially important in electric cars, because the autonomy that the model can offer depends on it and some other factors.
What do we know about Polestar 5, in addition to the fact that it will arrive on the market in 2024
It’s clear from these leaked images of the new Polestar 5 that the concept has been adapted and, predictably, there are some key features of the Precept that have been refined to bring it to production. The proportions have been normalized and it has normal exterior mirrors. In addition, the headlights have also been modified to point to a simpler concept.
Although many changes can be seen, concerning the Precept, in reality, most of these changes are quite small and fall within what could be expected. Most of these modifications have to do with security level requirements and needs for mass production. And in any case, among the keys to this new Polestar 5 is the fact that it will arrive during the year 2024. And before this fastback sedan arrives, the Polestar 3 will have to be launched in October of this year, and a year before, in 2023, the Polestar 4.
The Polestar 5, according to the information that has transpired so far, will be built on the SEA platform. This new architecture is much more advanced than the one Polestar has had available so far and has been developed together with Geely. Among other things, this new platform can support electrical configurations with more than 500 hp. And above all, it is compatible with high-capacity batteries that will allow it to reach even 1,000 kilometers of autonomy. These are, without a doubt, performances far superior to what Polestar has achieved so far with the models it has already launched on the market.