On September 27, 2021, Polestar announced plans to go public with a merger. In the announcement, the company shared teasers confirming the launch of three further models. Possibly called Polestar 5, the last of the announced Polestar models is an all-electric sedan.
The teasers suggest that the Polestar 5 is a highly aerodynamic, coupe-style saloon with an interesting roofline. Polestar already sells a mid-size sedan, the Polestar 2, and so, the Polestar 5 should be an executive sedan competing with the likes of Tesla Model S, Porsche Taycan S, Mercedes EQE, BMW i5 (due in 2023) and Audi A6 e-tron (due in 2023). It could be the production version of the Polestar Precept concept.
Polestar’s Mercedes EQE rival will likely feature the cockpit screens running Android Automotive OS-powered cockpit screens. With AR-HUDs improving significantly, automakers have started reducing the size of instrument clusters. Volkswagen, Skoda, and Seat are adopting this change in their EVs, and Volvo has confirmed the same for the next-gen Volvo XC90 electric sibling, the production version of the Volvo Concept Recharge. Expect the Polestar 5 also to feature a compact widescreen serving as the instrument cluster, and a large, portrait touchscreen in the center of the dashboard. The Polestar Precept concept has already given us an overview of such a cockpit layout.
The Polestar 5 could borrow the SPA2 platform from Polestar 3. Expect it to be a highly software-based, highly hardware-ready car. It could feature autonomous driving tech, including a LiDAR sensor, as standard, providing customers with the convenience of purchasing and unlocking autonomous driving functions anytime during the ownership. One can also expect in-car cameras and other sensors that ensure that the driver is in all their senses while the vehicle is moving, be it with driver-input or autonomously.
Polestar plans to expand its global footprint to 30 markets by 2023. It could further increase its retail presence by the time of deliveries of the Polestar 5. The company has confirmed that it will launch its fifth model by 2024.