A prototype of the Tesla Model S-rivalling Polestar Precept all-electric sedan has been teased in a photo taken at the company’s UK R&D facility.
The prototype is pictured without its front end or rear bumper, with the chassis exposed.
There is a body shell on top of the chassis showing off the four-door sedan form with flush-fitting door handles.
The interior of the prototype is not clearly shown and there appears to be only one seat.
The car may only be a rolling prototype, as there are workers putting on tow straps so it can be loaded up on a trailer.
There’s also a black soft cover on the roof that seems to be in a similar place to the LiDAR pod seen in the concept. This is set to enable future advanced driver assistance features.
Compared to the Precept concept revealed in 2020 there are a few minor changes, including the location of the door handles and the rear-hinged rear doors, but the overall shape of the vehicle is retained.
Located in the Midlands at the MIRA Technology Park, Polestar’s R&D facility will be focusing on the development of the Precept.
There are currently 250 people working at this R&D facility with the goal of more than 500 in the future.
“Precept is a statement of intent for the brand in terms of design, technology and sustainability,” says Pete Allen, Head of Polestar UK R&D.
“The production car will take an important step on the journey towards climate neutrality, and ours will be the team that delivers that.”
Polestar is still locked in for a November launch of its Polestar 2 all-electric liftback here in Australia.
Thomas Ingenlath, Polestar CEO, also confirmed to Car and Driver that the upcoming 2023 Polestar 3 SUV will be based on the next-generation Volvo XC90.
Stay tuned to CarExpert for all the latest on Polestar in the coming months.