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Is the 2024 Polestar 5 Sweden's answer to the Porsche Taycan and Audi e-tron GT? Electric four-door coupe also previews upcoming Polestar 3 SUV

The production Polestar 5 remains faithful to last year’s striking Precept concept.

Polestar has given the world a preview of its upcoming GT flagship model, dubbed the Polestar 5, ahead of its global rollout in 2024.

It marks the first time Polestar has officially confirmed the production model’s name since revealing the striking Precept concept early last year.

Remaining faithful to the Precept concept, the Polestar 5 also carries design cues for the upcoming Polestar 3 SUV that is expected to be revealed soon.

In a series of videos detailing the process from concept to production car, Polestar designers say that the idea was to create a concept that was not too far from production reality, rather than just be a car designers unrealistic dream.

The overall silhouette and shape match the Precent concept, but the 5 has adopted some features that are more appropriate for a production model.

While the concept’s rear doors are rearward opening, the 5 has conventional doors, although the handles are still flush with the body. The exterior rear-view cameras have also been replaced by traditional mirrors.

The sharp rear-end design with squared-off tail-lights and flush tailgate, and the split headlights remain.

A glimpse of the interior reveals that the 15-inch portrait-oriented tablet screen and minimalist digital instrument cluster carry over to the production model too.

The Polestar Precept concept was uncovered in early 2020. The Polestar Precept concept was uncovered in early 2020.

It’s unclear what electric powertrain the 5 will adopt but given Polestar’s performance bent, expect various model grades with a range-topped sports variant.

The Polestar 5 will compete against the likes of the Porsche Taycan and Audi e-tron GT when it eventually arrives in 2024.

The Swedish performance EV brand – which is owned Volvo parent company, China’s Geely Holdings – has just launched in Australia with the Polestar 2 four-door sport sedan.

The 2 is a direct rival to the Tesla Model 3 and is priced between $59,900 and $69,900 before on-road costs.

The next cab off the rank will be the Polestar 3 large SUV that’s set to be revealed and rolled out in 2022.

It is based on the same new SPA2 architecture that will underpin the next-generation Volvo XC90, but as CarsGuide has reported, Polestar CEO Thomas Ingenlath says the 3 will be much more than just a rebadged XC90, carrying its own design and flavour.

Following that will be a small SUV, the Polestar 4, ahead of the 2024 launch of the Polestar 5.

Australia missed out on the Polestar 1 coupe as it was built for left-hand-drive markets only.