The Precept concept was revealed in February 2020 showcasing its sporty characteristics, a software interface powered by Google Android and interior cabin with extensive use of sustainable materials. The teased video reveals additional details of the near production-ready Swedish car.
The Precept Concept was originally a sharp and low-slung electric four-door hatchback, pointing at the future of Polestar vehicles in the future. The Precept Concept featured an extended lidar pod on the roof for enabling advanced driver-assistance features. Polestar claims that the Polestar 5 will enter production before 2025 and be the flagship model in the lineup.
The upcoming Polestar 5 is a four-door sedan with a hatchback in the rear. Polestar claims that it will be a “four-door Grand Touring car.” We assume that it will compete with the likes of Tesla Model S, Mercedes-Benz EQS, Audi e-tron GT and Lucid Air. The competition will be mainly on the basis of electric powertrain and performance while being independent of body styles.
The Precept Concept displayed the use of interior panels and seat backs that were made from “flax-based composites” while the seats were made by 3D-knitting the recycled PET (polyethylene terephthalate) bottles. The bolsters and headrests were made from recycled cork vinyl while the carpets were made from reclaimed fishing nets.
In the BTS video, Polestar showed how the Precept Concept will flow over the production model. The aggressive and creasy design will be seen on the upcoming Polestar 3 SUV.while the single image of the Polestar 5 showed that real side-view mirrors will replace the cameras and the Lidar sensor no longer protrudes from the roof as seen in the concept vehicle.
Polestar also teased Google's infotainment system, Android Automotive in the Precept. The in-built Google Assistant will recognize many more languages and be more capable of human-like conversations. The Polestar sedan will also recognize the driver as they approach the car and ready their personalized settings pertaining to songs and applications via saved driver profiles.