AutosPolester 5 finally unveiled, presenting challenges for Tesla and Porsche

Polester 5 finally unveiled, presenting challenges for Tesla and Porsche

The sideline of the new Polestar is very attractive.
The sideline of the new Polestar is very attractive.
Images source: © Press materials | Polestar
1:25 PM EST, November 13, 2023

Four years after the introduction of the Precept concept, the production version of the Polestar 5 has been unveiled. This aggressively designed four-door model stands out with its lack of a traditional rear window.

Polestar's latest offerings were displayed on Polestar Day, right before the Los Angeles Auto Show kicked off. The Swedish automaker presented its lineup that included the production-ready Polestar 2, the Polestar 3 and 4 concepts, and the eagerly anticipated Polestar 5, which attracted the most attention.

The model, which was first hinted at with the Precept concept in 2020, showed up in Goodwood three years later completely camouflaged. Now, it has been officially launched, revealing an exceedingly attractive silhouette.

The Swedish contender for the Porsche Taycan or Tesla Model S is distinguished by its gently sloping rear and the absence of a rear window—an audacious feature that was previewed in the concept. Meanwhile, the production version has adopted a conventional B-pillar and standard mirrors in lieu of cameras.

The appearance of the interior and the technical specifics are yet to be disclosed. Polestar, however, is enthusiastically touting its XFC technology, which enables extremely fast charging without any detrimental effect on battery longevity. More information on this technology and the car itself should be shared in the forthcoming months, but there's still a long road ahead to the market release. Initial discussions hint at a launch in 2025.

  • Polestar Day 2023
  • The sideline of the new Polestar is very attractive.
  • Polestar Day 2023
  • Polestar Day 2023
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