► New Polestar Precept concept
► Points to next design chapter
► See it at Geneva motor show
Swedish brand Polestar’s next chapter is being teased by this shadowy aerial picture of a new concept car: it’s the Polestar Precept, and we’ll hear the full story in the days ahead before it launches at the Geneva motor show.
It’s not a production car to join the 1 and 2, but provides plenty of clues about what could follow the forthcoming Polestar 3, an ‘aerodynamic SUV.’ It’ll also showcase the company’s next-generation touchscreen tech, or Human Machine Interface (HMI) in industry parlance.
Polestar is fully embracing Google’s Android Automotive operating system, and promises a stepchange in how we interact with electronics systems in our cars. Voice assistant and mapping will all be fully integrated with Google’s ecosystems, as teased in the shadowy images below.
Today the Polestar range stretches from around £50,000-£140,000, so the next models are likely to fall in between as the Swedes ramp up production. It’s a slow, steady roll-out; Polestar expects to sell just 2000 cars worldwide in the first half of 2020, but parent company Volvo is in no rush to establish its progressive electric car brand.
Polestar Precept: does this show the brand’s fourth model?
‘It’s a vision for where the brand could go,’ an official told CAR magazine. ‘It’s a viable additional car and it’s not an SUV.’
CAR magazine understands the Precept points to a new, more standalone design language for the brand; the first two production Polestars were inspired by Volvo-badged concept cars, after all. Expect also some innovative interior details – with natural fibre upholsteries, seats made from recycled plastic bottles and door panels made from a material called Bcomp weighing half a traditional unit.
Stay tuned in the days ahead, as Polestar reveals more information about its new Precept concept car ahead of its Geneva debut.