Volvo’s electric subbrand has a concept vehicle coming out that proves that not all electric vehicles are cookie-cutter, or completely off the wall (yes, Tesla Cybertruck, we’re talking about you). The Polestar Precept does have a futuristic look, but it’s also a good looking vehicle that you can drive around and get plenty of looks—the good kind of looks, not the “What the heck is that?” kind.
The Precept was set to be shown off at the Geneva auto show before it was cancelled due to coronavirus concerns. The concept electric vehicle will become a part of Polestar’s current lineup, which includes a plug-in hybrid coupe, the Polestar 1, and a four-door hatchback, the Polestar 2. The Precept has a 122.4-inch wheelbase that houses what Polestar calls a “large battery pack.” The car rides low and has plenty of rear-seat room. A large hatchback opens in the rear to provide access to the expansive cargo space. On top of the glass roof there is a LIDAR pod, which is used to enable the car’s driver-assistance features. The car’s design has swooping lines and sharp creases, giving it a sporty feel.
Inside, the Precept offers a comfortable design with plenty of tech. A 15-inch screen runs vertically on the console to provide the infotainment system, which is Android-based. The gauge cluster is digital and is displayed on a 12.5-inch screen behind the steering wheel. The interior is done with sustainable materials, including flax-based plastics, recycled cork vinyl, upholstery that is 3D knitted from recycled plastic bottles, and carpets made from reclaimed fishing nets.
Polestar’s head of design, Maximilian Missoni, said of the Precept, “The combination of sustainable materials and high-tech smart systems opens an entirely new chapter of avant-garde luxury design and shows where Polestar is heading.” By the looks of things, Polestar is heading to a good position when it comes to the competition thanks in large part to its futuristic good looks.