Polestar recently debuted its fourth vehicle, the Polestar 4, at the Shanghai Auto Show. Showing a sleeker and more sporty profile than the Polestar 3 SUV, the Polestar 4 is being positioned as the brand’s latest electric performance SUV coupé.
Sustainability and innovation are paramount in the construction process, which includes circular and low-carbon materials solutions, greater supply chain transparency, blockchain traceability for risk materials in the batteries, recycled material use, and a mono-material approach. Polestar says a full lifecycle assessment showing the actual carbon footprint of the car will be published with the Polestar 4 Product Sustainability Declaration in 2024.
The Polestar 4 has an overall length 0f 15.88 ft, a width of 7 ft, and a height of 5.1 ft, and features a low nose, dual blade front lights with a unique Polestar light signature, retractable door handles, flush glazing with frameless windows, standard full-length glass roof with optional electrochromic functionality, rear aero blades, a sloped rear, airflow optimization around the rear light bar, and a digital live feed roof-mounted rear camera in place of a rear window.
On the inside, with the rear window removed, the reclining rear seats are set back further for more interior space. Other features include solar system-inspired adjustable ambient lighting, a secondary media and climate control screen mounted between the front seats with enabled rear occupant control, and vinyl, Nappa leather, or recycled plastic knit textile interior upholstery options.
The Polestar 4 will be running on either a rear-wheel drive 272-hp single-motor or a 544-hp dual-motor powertrain that can go from 0 to 60 mph in 3.8 seconds. Current information regarding the powertrain gives the new SUV coupé semi-active suspension features, 20 to 22-inch wheel options in size, tires supplied by Pirelli and Michelin, and a 102 kWh battery fitted to both long-range versions. All versions include a 200 kW DC and 22 kW AC charging option, motorized charge lid, bi-directional charging, and vehicle-to-load capability, with a heat pump fitted as standard.
The Polestar 4 infotainment system is housed in a 15.4-inch landscape-oriented screen powered by Android Automotive OS and the Snapdragon Cockpit Platform. It has Apple CarPlay and Google built-in, an optional Harman Kardon audio system, an optional Nappa Pack that adds two headrest speakers to each front seat, and regular over-the-air updates.
Polestar 4 launches first in China, in November 2023, with a North American release slated for 2024 with an expected starting price of $60,000 for the single-motor model. We should get more information regarding actual pricing, features, and options as the production date approaches. For more information, please visit Polestar.com.