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Polestar 4 electric SUV coupe revealed with up to 400kW and 600km range


The Swedish electric car manufacturer says its new 4 SUV coupe will arrive in Asia Pacific regions from early 2024 

Electric vehicle manufacturer Polestar this morning revealed its first coupe-SUV model – a midsize crossover badged as the Polestar 4.

Following on from the Polestar 2 electric sedan and the upcoming Polestar 3 large SUV, the 4 blends SUV with coupe for the first time in the Swedish-Chinese brand’s history. 

Based on the same SEA architecture that will underpin cars such as the Lotus Eletre and the Polestar 5, the Polestar 4 measures in at 4839mm long, 2139mm wide and 1544mm tall, with a wheelbase of 2999mm. 

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The Polestar 4 is a mix of coupe, sedan and SUV all rolled into one

This will put the Polestar 4 in a similar category to sporty SUVs like the Porsche Macan and BMW X4, though it’s a little longer than those crossovers.

It should also be a bit more affordable. We estimate that the Polestar 4 will be priced somewhere north of $80,000 before on-road costs in Australia in single motor RWD guise.

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The Polestar 4’s electric underpinnings

That’s because the Polestar 4’s EUR60,000 entry point in Europe is about 14 percent dearer than that market’s Polestar 2 long range single motor model that costs $68,400 in Australia.

Such a price could place the up-spec dual motor AWD version somewhere around $90,000, while a fully-loaded car could push towards $120,000.

Polestar has confirmed that production for the Polestar 4 will begin in November 2023 in China, with a full-scale launch in Asia-Pacific regions like Australia planned for early 2024. 

Variants and powertrain breakdown 

The interior of the new Polestar 4

The Polestar 4 will be sold in two variants: long-range single motor and long-range dual motor. A single 94kWh-usable battery pack will be the only battery available. 

The long-range single motor will use a 200kW/343Nm power unit located on the rear axle and will be capable of hitting 100km/h in 7.4 seconds. This variant will have a range of up to 600km (WLTP)

The flagship long-range, dual-motor will have a motor at each axle, with both electric units producing a combined 400kW/686Nm.

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Two variants will be available at launch

Polestar says the dual-motor variant will be capable of a 3.8-second 0-100km/h time. The dual-motor long-range will have an estimated range of 560km (WLTP). 

The slippery shape of the Polestar 4 has earned the model a 0.269Cd drag coefficient – good enough to bring consumption down to sub-16kWh/100km for the single motor variant.

The company says that in dual-motor guise, the Polestar 4 is “the fastest production car the brand has developed to date”. 

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Range is expected to be as high as 600km (WLTP)

It’s possible that the brand will introduce a more affordable standard range variant in the future with a smaller battery – possibly with driving range around the 450 km level.

What specifications will feature as standard in the Polestar 4?

The Polestar 4 will be highly specified and will include the following features as standard:

  • 15.4-inch landscape touchscreen running Android Automotive
  • 10.2-inch driver instrument cluster  
  • Google assistant and Google maps built in 
  • OTA (over-the-air updates)
  • Apple CarPlay smartphone integration
  • Full length glass sunroof 
  • 20-inch alloy wheels 
  • Vehicle-to-load (V2L) vehicle charging technology 
  • Recycled materials used for knit upholstery, carpets, door trim panels and vinyl
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Standard features include 20-inch wheels and a large 15.4-inch touchscreen

The dual motor model gains the following features:

  • Semi-active suspension
  • 2000kg towing capacity 
  • Dual electric motors 

The following features are available as options:

  • A Harman Kardon 12-speaker sound system
  • Plus pack – comfort and technology upgrades
  • Plus pro pack – electrochromic glass roof and additional ambient lighting
  • Nappa pack – nappa leather upholstery with ventilation, massage and additional headrest speakers 
  • Performance pack – 22-inch wheels, four-piston Brembo brakes, Polestar engineered performance chassis tuning and gold details for the brakes, seat belts and valve caps 
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The touchscreen in the Polestar 4 is now landscape, rather than portrait

How safe will the new Polestar 4 be?

The Polestar 4 will be equipped with several safety features as standard, including nine airbags, a new supervision advanced driver assistant system, twelve cameras and twelve ultrasonic sensors. 

Also fitted will be a head-up display, a driver monitoring camera and Polestar’s pilot assist system with lane change assistance function.

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