Polestar, the joint venture between Volvo (VOLV-B.ST) and Chinese carmaker Geely (0175.HK), has given a glimpse of its new all-electric sedan – the Precept.

“Precept is a declaration, a vision of what Polestar stands for and what makes the brand relevant,” Thomas Ingenlath, CEO of Polestar, said in a statement. “The car is a response to the clear challenges our society and industry face. This is not a dream of a distant future, Polestar Precept previews future vehicles and shows how we will apply innovation to minimise our environmental impact.”

The design of the new Precept incorporates minimalism and athleticism, which Polestar said sets the stage for its future vehicles. The car has an aerodynamic appearance and efficiency, which is complemented by a low profile and sleek silhouette.

Inside the car’s grille is the Polestar SmartZone, which houses safety sensors and driver assistance functions. A LIDAR pod is also mounted on the roof for added visibility as Polestar moves towards increased driving assistance.

Cameras replace the mirrors on the Precept, and the review mirror is now a digital screen. The glass roof also extends behind the rear seats in a single extension that eliminates the need for a conventional rear window.

The interior of the vehicle was designed with sustainable materials, such as composites made of flax, PET bottles, recycled cork, fishing nets. Smart sensors are integrated into the instrument panel, and a next-generation HMI, powered by Android, is also equipped on the Precept.

“Polestar Precept’s aesthetics are rooted in cutting-edge technology rather than looking back in time at historical, automotive references,” Maximilian Missoni, head of Design at Polestar, said in a statement. “At Polestar we see technology as an enabler, as a tool to solve our society’s problems and we translated this attitude into a new set of design principles.

“The combination of sustainable materials and high-tech smart systems opens an entirely new chapter of avant-garde luxury design and shows where Polestar is heading,” he added.

Polestar will be displaying the Precept at the upcoming Geneva International Motor Show.

Shares of Geely stock were up 1.62% at market close while shares of Volvo stock were down 2.16% also at market close.

Polestar Precept 2 The new all-electric Precept sedan from Polestar. Photo: Polestar