The Polestar 5, initially presented as the Precept concept, is now gearing up for real-world roads. At the recent Polestar Day event, the Volvo EV subsidiary showcased the production-ready Polestar 5, fully equipped with practical features like side mirrors, authentic headlights and taillights, and appropriately sized wheels and tires.
The design of the Polestar 5, similar to the newly unveiled Polestar 4, notably lacks a rear window. Despite potential visibility concerns, Polestar is confident that a combination of cameras, sensors, and a digital rearview mirror will adequately compensate. The effectiveness of these windowless designs in real-world driving remains to be seen.
Polestar’s disclosures about the 5 suggest it will be a high-performing and sporty rival to the Porsche Taycan, boasting a dual-motor system with 884 horsepower and a 103.0-kWh battery capable of over 300 miles per range. However, specific details and the final interior design of the Polestar 5 are still under wraps.
The production of the Polestar 5 is slated to begin in 2025, with expectations of a starting price around $100,000.