Polestar announced on September 27, 2021, that it would merge and become public. The arrival of three additional models was confirmed by teasers the company included in the announcement. One of these is the Polestar 5, or Polestar P61A, which is anticipated to be the brand’s most powerful EV. On November 23, 2021, another announcement with additional hints and information was made. Here is all the information we have on the Polestar 5.
According to the firm, it aspires for the new factory to be carbon neutral and to be entirely dedicated to producing the Polestar 5 in China. When the 5 finally hits the market, it will represent an entirely new model for the budding Polestar company and is based on the magnificent Precept idea. While the business hasn’t provided many details regarding timing, Polestar has stated that it would have a bonded-aluminum foundation that will enhance both lightness and rigidity. 2024 is the planned launch date for The 5.
Exterior of Polestar 5
The Polestar 5 is a four-door, highly aerodynamic GT based on the Precept idea. Polestar had made a solid case for the Precept being an attainable reality rather than a fancy fantasy or purely fantastical idea. Its meaning is clear from the production version, which is almost verbatim. With the same low and broad stance and sensuous shape as the Precept, the 5 is just as svelte, sporty, and athletic. It boasts razor-sharp character lines, tilted T-shaped, split “Thor’s Hammer” headlamps, and incredibly short overhangs, just like the concept car.
Nevertheless, the Precept’s manufacturing version features a few minor cosmetic adjustments. Polestar seems to have increased the height of the hood, increased the bottom air intake, and replaced the narrow mirrors with standard mirrors as well as the rear doors’ rear hinges with front hinges. We’re pleasantly impressed that the manufacturer has retained the original size of the ostensibly big wheels that fill the arches.
Because of the designers’ neater integration, the LiDAR sensor doesn’t protrude from the roof as much as it did in the Precept idea. Several sensors required for the operation of the ADAS are housed in the nose portion of the production automobile.
Interior of Polestar 5
The Polestar 5 should have Android Auto OS-powered cockpit displays. Automobile manufacturers are shrinking the size of instrument displays as AR-HUDs improve noticeably. This adjustment is being implemented in the EVs produced by Volkswagen, Skoda, and Seat, and Volvo has stated that the production model of the Volvo Concept Recharge will follow suit. Expect the Polestar 5 to have a sizable, portrait tablet in the center of the dashboard and a small widescreen serving as the instrument cluster. Such a cockpit configuration has already been briefly described in the Polestar Precept idea. The Polestar 5’s interior should resemble the Polestar Precept concepts, with a heavily digitalized design and environmentally friendly materials.
The corporation will probably make fresh efforts in sustainability and renewable methods with the Polestar 5. For the floor mats of the vehicle, repurposed nylon 6 fishing nets will be used. The use of discarded and reused cork-based vinyl for seating bolsters and headrests is another illustration.
Battery and Range of Polestar 5
With its 103.0-kWh battery, the Polestar 5 should have a driving range of more than 300 miles per charge. Polestar would be even smarter to aim for that bogey given that the Tesla Model S and the Air presently have models with ranges of more than 400 miles. The most recent charging technologies, such as Level 2 home charging and DC fast charging for public stations, will probably be available.
Electric Motor and Performance of Polestar 5
The Polestar 5 will have standard all-wheel drive thanks to two electric motors, one in the front and one at the back, just like the compact Polestar 2 sedan. The Polestar 2’s system produces a total of 402 horsepower, which propels the vehicle to 60 mph on our test track in 4.1 seconds. However, Polestar claims that the combined output of the Polestar 5’s two electric motors will be 884 horsepower, making it more than twice as powerful as the Polestar 4. The Polestar 5 should be able to compete with performance-oriented versions of the Porsche Taycan and Tesla Model S with a performance figure like that.
Release and Price of Polestar 5
Polestar intends to introduce the Polestar 5 at the end of 2024, but marketing efforts have already begun. From June 23 to June 26, 2022, the business transported a camouflaged Polestar 5 concept to the Goodwood Festival of Speed and drove it up the famous hill twice every day. The 2022 iteration of the venerable British motoring event also featured current production cars and the Polestar electric roadster concept.
The expected base model price is around $80,000.
Warranty and Coverage of Polestar 5
While Polestar’s standard warranty protection may vary between now and 2023, as of the time of publication, the firm offers a warranty plan that is comparably simple to that of major competitor Tesla. Despite being a Volvo subsidiary that was spun off, Polestar does not provide free planned maintenance as the Swedish manufacturer does.
At the end of 2024, the Polestar 5 will begin manufacturing. Polestar will produce the Polestar 5 in China at Geely’s Chongqing facility. The production facility is owned by Geely, although it is run by Polestar.
The Polestar 5 is definitely an EV to watch out for with its supercar-like power and spacious seating for families, it is an amazing piece of engineering.