Volvo extends its model range with a four-door GT. The Polestar 4 will be poaching in the Tesla Model S or Porsche Taycan area from 2022.
With the Polestar Precept, the Volvo subsidiary presented a study in early 2020 that is formally reminiscent of the Taycan. Head designer Maximilian Missoni has now confirmed to the magazine “Edison” that we will see some design elements of the concept car Precept for the Polestar 3 and Polestar 4 again.
The precept is a “relief”
The Precept study was a “liberation” for the brand and the Volvo mother, but also many conventions in traditional automobile construction, according to the designer, who studied vehicle design in London and took on design responsibility at Volvo and later at Polestar since 2012. “The car [the Polestar Precept; editor’s note] is not a reverie, but transports ideas with a realistic background,” says the former VW designer.
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And the Precept study may already have shown this realistic background in concrete terms. So far, all Polestar studies have only been close to series production with small concessions. Accordingly, in 2022 we will see a five-meter-long four-wheel Grand Tourer with a wheelbase of 3.1 meters.
120 kWh battery capacity
It is questionable whether the opposing doors without B-pillar will make it into the series. Despite the low silhouette, the battery packs are housed in the bottom of the Polestar 4. These should have a capacity of 120 kWh. The operating concept with an eye-tracking sensor will probably make it into the series. This captures the driver’s gaze and controls the content accordingly on the various screens. Also, numerous sensors supply the infotainment system with data on the course of the road, weather and traffic situation.
With the Polestar 4, the company is providing the fourth electric model. The two-door Polestar 1 started as a hybrid sports car with 609 hp, followed in 2020 by the five-door hatchback sedan Polestar 2 as a pure e-model with 408 hp. The Polestar 3 will be a fully electric SUV that will be launched in 2021.
Polestar emancipated itself a little from the Volvo mother and attacked Tesla and Porsche. Only a logical consequence if you position yourself as a premium provider for electric models with high technology and design requirements.