Polestar Precept Is a Stunning Concept We'd Like to See on the Road

Joey Capparella
Photo credit: Polestar

From Car and Driver

We're growing tired of automakers envisioning future vehicles as featureless, square transportation pods, so it's nice to see Polestar turn out such an attractively styled concept car for the Geneva auto show. Called the Precept concept, this vehicle has all the makings of the car of the future—it's powered by electricity, filled with screens, and poised to drive itself—but wraps those elements in a stunning four-door body with sharp creases and gorgeous detailing.

Photo credit: Polestar

Polestar isn't providing any details about the Precept's electric powertrain, saying only that it has a "large battery pack" that fits within a 122.4-inch wheelbase. The long and low proportions look to provide lots of rear-seat room, and there's a large hatchback opening at the rear for expansive cargo space. A prominent LIDAR pod on top of the glass roof enables the concept's many driver-assistance features.

Compared to many concept cars, the Precept's interior design looks somewhat restrained and realistic. A 15.0-inch vertically oriented touchscreen runs Polestar's Android-based infotainment system, and a 12.5-inch digital gauge cluster sits behind the steering wheel. In keeping with Polestar's environmentally friendly mission, interior materials include flax-based plastics, recycled cork vinyl, carpets made from reclaimed fishing nets, and 3D-knitted upholstery made from recycled plastic bottles.

Photo credit: Polestar

We're not sure if this concept car foretells an imminent Polestar production vehicle, as the rumor is that the company's next model will be a mid-size electric SUV related to the Volvo XC90 that will be dubbed the Polestar 3. But perhaps the Precept signifies that a Polestar 4 is in the works to go up against the Tesla Model S and Porsche Taycan. If it looks as sharp as this concept, bring it on.

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