But it will be inspired by the Precept Concept.
Just last month, Polestar revealed its latest concept vehicle, the Precept Concept. It was supposed to debut at the 2020 Geneva Motor Show but since it was canceled due to the coronavirus outbreak, the reveal was done digitally. The Precept was worth the wait though, as we think this is the prettiest car from the Swedish brand since the original Polestar 1. There is some bad news though as Autocar confirms that the Precept has not yet been approved for production.
"The design language of that car is something that you can and should expect in our future cars, starting with the Polestar 3," said Polestar head designer, Max Missoni. Set to arrive in 2021, the Polestar 3 won't be a sedan like the Precept Concept, it will be an SUV. No surprise there.
"Our next car will be a performance SUV, the Polestar 3, and that will carry some of the features and design cues that you've seen in the Precept," Missoni explained. It will go up against existing electric SUVs like the Jaguar I-Pace and Tesla Model X with a more conventional design than the Polestar 2, which is essentially a lifted sedan. "We're really keen on keeping a minimalistic surface to things, keeping things extremely pure and clear," he added.
Although the Polestar 3 may not be as pretty as the Precept Concept, Polestar claims it will still have impressive performance figures. "We want the cars to be performance cars, not only from 0-60mph but [also] great driver's cars with good driving dynamics," Missoni said. "All of our cars, especially with the performance pack, will fulfill some of those desires." The Polestar 2, for example, boasts 408 horsepower and 487 lb-ft of torque from two electric motors powered by a 78 kWh battery pack. Polestar has impressed us so far with its first two models, so we have a feeling its first SUV will be pretty special.