Polestar will underpin a new vehicle — expected to rival the Tesla Model S and Porsche Taycan — with a platform that signals a major shift away from parent Volvo Cars' architectures.
When it arrives in late 2024, the full-electric Polestar 5 will use a bonded-aluminum platform developed internally.
That's a change from the Polestar 2's shared CMA architecture, which is mostly steel with some aluminum.
The forthcoming Polestar 3, due later this year, and Polestar 4, coming in 2023, also use Volvo architectures.
"This is going to be our first opportunity to design from a clean sheet of paper what the signature Polestar driving experience will be," said Steve Swift, head of vehicle engineering for Polestar's R&D center in Coventry, England.