Polestar under Volvo unveiled its concept car "Precest," which includes the brand's vision and clear goals. A new interior material has been used for the Polstar Precept, and the digital user interface shows the nature of the Polstar design.
The name "Precept" was named to make Polsta an electric performance brand. For the independent brand, Polsta, the vehicle is an important milestone. The concept car depicts a unique design philosophy firmly embedded in pure and progressive brand values.
Thomas Ingenlath, CEO of Polsta, said, "The vision of the meaning of Polsta, the relevance of the brand is a declaration," adding that cars are a response to the challenges facing our society and industry. This is no longer a distant future dream. The precept shows how to apply the innovation to preview future vehicles and minimize their impact on the environment," he stressed.
The minimalized form of precept sets the tone for future Polstar vehicles. The ratio of vehicles focused on restrained surface treatment and aerodynamic efficiency. The 3.1-meter wheelbase, capable of accommodating large battery packs, offers a very low and stylish silhouette, with ample second row legroom and headroom.
The front grille is replaced by the Polstar Smart Zone, which is used for forward observation, not air intake. The area that was passing air to the radiator and the internal combustion engine has been changed to the area for safety sensors and driver assistance. Two radar sensors and high-definition cameras are installed behind transparent panels dedicated to intelligent hardware. The LIDAR pod, mounted on top of the glass roof, improves driving assistance and provides optimum visibility.
The Polstar Precept features an integrated front wing over the smart zone. The front wing is installed to accelerate air flow over the long bonnet. This improved aerodynamic efficiency and thus improved the vehicle's travel distance. Tor's signature LED head lamp, shaped like a hammer, shows a more dynamic brand identity.
What's unique about the precept is that there is no rear window. Instead, the glass roof extends behind the second row seats to the existing rear windows. Thanks to the high-mounted tailgate hinge, a wider trunk space has been secured. The broad light blade on the rear extends over the entire width of the vehicle and up to the vertical Aero Wing. This also includes other aerodynamic features and lightweight designs.
Existing side mirrors are replaced by camera-based units. Traditional rear view mirrors inside are replaced by digital screens, and images are collected from wide-angle cameras mounted on the rear of the car.
The new sustainable interior material is based on high-tech luxury and eco-friendly. Internal panel and seat backrests are significantly improved compared to conventional materials, including up to 50 percent weight reduction and up to 80 percent reduction in plastic waste by introducing Bcomp's natural fiber composite solution. The surface of the sheet is 3D woven into recycled PET bottles, head restraints are made of recycled cork vinyl and carpets are made of recycled fishing nets. These elements combine with digital artistry to define a new premium luxury that surpasses the practice of leather, timber, chromium and so on.
Polstar implemented Android-based next-generation HMI through close collaboration with Google. The 15-inch central touchscreen, which is extended in portrait direction, complements the 12.5-inch display located behind the steering wheel, both of which are connected by lighting blades that span the interior as a whole. The instrument cluster is equipped with a variety of smart sensors to support the development of personalized dynamic digital interfaces. Eye tracking allows you to monitor the driver's eyes and adjust various contents on the screen accordingly. The proximity sensor also improves the usability of the central display when driving.
In addition, a Swedish crystal piece located between the rear head restraints shows a hologram of a unique polystar emblem.
"Precept's aesthetics are rooted in state-of-the-art technology rather than looking at historical car references," explained Maximilian Missoni, director of design at Polsta. "The combination of sustainable materials and advanced smart systems opens a whole new chapter of avant-garde luxury design and shows the direction that Polsta is headed."