It could be Polestar's first European-built model.
Polestar boss Thomas Ingenlath has confirmed the brand's plans to expand its product portfolio with a future model dubbed the Polestar 7, claiming that it will likely be the automaker's first vehicle to be produced in Europe.
Speaking to Automotive News Europe about Polestar's intentions to add production in Europe, Ingenlath said, "For us, what is important is to come to Europe at some point in time. And that could be around the time we start making the Polestar 7."
No further details of the 7 were mentioned, but it's fair to assume that it's still some way away given the brand's current activities keeping it busy for the next few years.
Following the discontinuation of the Polestar 1, and the Polestar 2 being a staple as the brand's most affordable car, it has already revealed the Polestar 3 SUV. Polestar has further teased the Polestar 4 coupe crossover, confirmed the Precept Concept will enter production as the Polestar 5, and that the latter will share a platform and powertrain with the Polestar 6, a production version of the O2 Concept sports car. The 6 will act as a halo for the brand and is being benchmarked against the Porsche 911 to make it the best sports car it can be.
With all these models either announced or rumored, it's kind of crazy to imagine the company is still thinking about what's next on the horizon, even if its arrival only happens around 2027. Polestar's current portfolio already spans several key market segments, which begs the question, what form will the Polestar 7 take?
Could it be an even larger family-hauling SUV? Could it be a minuscule city commuter? Perhaps even a truck of some sort? The latter two are highly unlikely, as Polestar is targeted as a luxury performance brand rather than a mainstream one. But that highly limits its options. The segments left for it to tackle would be incredibly difficult to crack into, like full-size luxury sedans (think S-Class) or electric supercars. Perhaps the brand could go back to its genesis, however, and create a GT car like the Polestar 1 with pure electric power instead of the plug-in hybrid power that model debuted with.
With fresh investment earlier this month yielding strong returns for the automaker and the Polestar 2 reaching a monumental production milestone of 100,000 units, Polestar is proving that a dedicated EV startup can actually deliver on what it promises without continual delays and smoke shows to hide shortcomings.