Hands-On: Polestar 4 Specs, Features, Design and More [VIDEOS]
- Polestar has unveiled its latest model, the Polestar 4, an electric performance SUV coupe.
- The car features a unique design that eliminates the rear window to create an immersive rear occupant experience and maximizes aerodynamic efficiency.
- The Polestar 4 is built on the Sustainable Experience Architecture (SEA) developed by Geely Holding, has a maximum power output of 400 kW (544 hp), and a 0-60 mph sprint time of less than 3.8 seconds.
Polestar has unveiled the Polestar 4, an electric performance SUV coupe, positioned between Polestar 2 and Polestar 3 in terms of size and price. The announcement was made at the Auto Shanghai 2023 auto show. The vehicle aims to target the Tesla Model Y.
This new breed of SUV coupe marks a fundamental shift in design from traditional SUVs, says the company. The car is built on Geely Holding’s premium Sustainable Experience Architecture (SEA), boasting a large body and long, 2,999 mm wheelbase, with a length of 4,839 mm, width of 2,139 mm, and height of 1,544 mm.
Polestar 4’s interior design reflects the theme of “soft tech” drawing inspiration from fashion and sportswear industries. It also features a standard full-length glass roof that is available with optional electrochromic functionality, allowing for opaque or transparent upward visibility depending on the driver’s mood.
The rearview mirror is replaced by a high-definition screen that shows a live feed from a roof-mounted rear camera, enabling a far wider field of view than what can be experienced in most other cars. There’s no rear window in the Polestar 4.
The Polestar 4 is equipped with a 102 kWh battery and motors of a permanent magnet, synchronous design, with a maximum power output of 400 kW (544 hp). The 0-60 mph sprint can be completed in less than 3.8 seconds. The Long range Single motor version features a 200 kW (272 hp) and 343 Nm (253 lb-ft) motor at the rear with a preliminary range target of over 300 miles EPA.
Polestar’s infotainment system is powered by Android Automotive OS and the Snapdragon Cockpit Platform, which utilizes a 15.4-inch landscape-oriented screen. The system is designed to keep pushing the boundaries of connected experience says Polestar, including Google built-in, including Google Assistant, Google Maps, and Google Play, with the close collaboration with Google.
Safety is one of Polestar’s top priorities it says, featuring leading safety technology inside and out, tested to the same exacting standards as all other Polestar cars. The Polestar 4 features nine airbags, a total of 12 cameras, one radar and 12 ultrasonic sensors are fitted as standard, and a driver monitoring camera, which only relays data and does not record video, to monitor the driver’s eyes and head movements to help avoid incidents related to fatigue or incapacitation.
The Polestar 4 launches first in China, with production planned to begin in Hangzhou Bay, China, in November 2023. The launch pricing is from $60,000 USD.
Here’s a look at the Polestar 4 below from the auto show: