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Polestar 5 spied undergoing cold weather testing

The Polestar 3 is getting ready to hit the market, and it will soon be followed by the Polestar 4 and the Polestar 5. Spy photographers recently caught the latter testing on a frozen lake in Northern Sweden, wearing surprisingly thin camouflage. Well, maybe it’s not all that surprising since Polestar has already previewed the Polestar 5 with the Precept Concept and photos of a pre-production prototype.

Although the prototype isn’t wearing production headlights, you can see that the Polestar 5 will have the split-headlight design shown on the Precept. The overall sleek styling will also carry over, with a low pointed nose and a smaller grille opening in the front bumper. In the back, there are thin and sharp taillights, again, similar to what we’ve seen on the concept. Don’t expect the coach-style rear doors to make their way to the production model, and it will wear conventional side mirrors that we see here on the prototype.

Perhaps most exciting about the Polestar 5 is that it will sit on a new platform by Polestar, not one that’s shared with Volvo. Look for bonded aluminum construction and better torsional rigidity, according to the Swedish automaker. For performance, the automaker has said it’s targeting around 884 horsepower and 663 pound-feet of torque by using a dual-motor, all-wheel-drive setup. It will also benefit from 800-volt electrical architecture, which means high-speed charging. Battery pack size should be around 100 kWh, which should equate to a range of around 300 miles.

If all goes as planned, the Polestar 5 will arrive sometime next year as a 2024 model. It’s part of a very aggressive product rollout from Polestar, considering the Polestar 2 is the only vehicle you can actually drive home from a dealership lot today. The Polestar 3 will join it later this year, and then we’ll have the Polestar 4 prior to the Polestar 5’s launch.

The more competition the better, we always say. And it’s great to see Polestar moving at such a rapid pace, adding even more options to the growing EV market.

Written by Jason Siu

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