Remember the stylish Polestar Precept concept from earlier this year? At the time, the automaker said the beautiful electric sedan would showcase the brand's future styling direction as it departs from the traditional Volvo design. However, they also said there were no plans to turn it into a production model.
With that in mind, we presumed that the Precept would never be heard of again. A road-going version was not planned anyway, right?
But, it seems Polestar changed their minds with the Precept after learning of the public's reaction to the model. The automaker has now announced that the all-electric sedan will no longer just be a design study. Instead, the Precept will be its very own model and will enter production sometime in the future.
“‘Stunning. Spectacular. Cutting-edge. We’d like to see it on the road!’ – this is what the press wrote about Precept and the public said, ‘We want it’, so we decided to build it,” said Thomas Ingenlath, Polestar CEO.
Apart from the design, one of the key features of the Precept is its use of environmentally friendly materials. While the interior is quite high-tech with a 12.5-inch multi-info display and a larger 15-inch screen front and center, the cabin uses a variety of recycled and composite materials. Considering how luxurious the inside looks, you wouldn't think they were made from plastic bottles, fishnets, or even wine corks.
“Consumers want to see change from this industry – not just dreams. Now, Precept becomes an even stronger statement. We are committed to reduce the environmental impact of our cars and our business. The aim has to be climate neutrality, even though I recognize that is a long-term goal,” added Ingenlath.
No timetable was given as to when the Precept will debut. However, they did say production development is underway with the Precept being built in China. Specifically, it will be built at a new carbon-neutral facility and will be “one of the most intelligent and connected automotive production facilities in the world”.
Excited for the production model Polestar Precept? Hopefully Polestar carries over the design from concept to production.