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Polestar 4 2024: Australian price and specifications

Olek Novak

The Swedish brand is expanding in Australia with its third EV now on sale from $81,500 before on road costs

Months after pricing was leaked early, the Polestar 4 electric SUV is now officially available for online sale in Australia priced from $81,500 before on road costs, with first deliveries to be expected from August.

The Tesla Model Y competitor which was revealed last year will be the brand’s third vehicle to launch in Australia and will sit in between the Polestar 2 liftback and Polestar 3 large SUV in both size and price when it arrives locally in a two-grade lineup that will also compete against the likes of the BMW iX3 and Audi Q4 E-Tron. 

The Polestar 4 will be the Swedish brand’s third vehicle to launch in Australia

The coupe-style SUV sports a sleek design aimed at delivering a low drag coefficient, with “the fastest Polestar production car to date” also having a claimed 3.8-second 0-100km/h time for the range-topping model, according to the brand.

What powers the new Polestar 4?

Both Polestar 4 variants are powered by permanent magnet synchronous motors, with the choice of either a long-range single motor or long-range dual-motor.

Each is equipped with a 94kWh-usable 400V lithium-ion battery pack.

The Polestar 4 is the brand’s fastest production car to date

The long-range single motor uses a 200kW/343Nm power unit located on the rear axle and capable of hitting 100km/h in 7.4 seconds. It also comes with a claimed WLTP range of 610km.

The range-topping long range dual-motor has both front and rear mounted motors delivering a combined power output for 400kW and 686Nm, delivering a claimed 3.8-second 0-100km/h sprint as well as a claimed WLTP range of up to 580km.

While the entry-grade has a single speed transmission, the dual motor couples this with a clutch to disengage the front motor when not needed to maximise efficiency.

2024 Polestar 4 electric platform
A look at the platform underneath the Polestar 4

Both variants can use up to 200kW DC and 22kW AC charging and Polestar claims the SUV can be charged from 10-80 per cent charge in 30 minutes using a 200kW DC charger.

How big is the Polestar 4?

The Polestar 4 measures in at 4840mm long, 2139mm wide, and 1534mm tall, with a wheelbase of 2999mm, making it similar in size to the BMW X4 and Porsche Macan, if a little bigger. 

Two variants of Polestar 4 will be available

What does each grade of the Polestar 4 include?

The Polestar 4 comes equipped with a host of standard features, as well as several option packs. 

It is however worth noting a key design feature for the new vehicle: the elimination of the rear window, which also means that a rear view mirror is replaced with a screen that shows a real time feed from a roof mounted camera. 

Polestar says this enables a wider field of view compared to other modern cars and the digital feed can also apparently be switched off to allow drivers to see rear occupants if needed

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The Polestar 4 won’t have a rear window, with a rear-view mirror replaced by a screen and real time camera feed

Long Range Single Motor

In its base grade, the Polestar 4 comes equipped with features such as:

  • 20-inch aero wheels
  • Android Automotive powered infotainment
  • Wireless Apple CarPlay
  • 8-speaker audio system
  • 15.40-inch media display screen
  • 10.20-inch digital instrument cluster
  • Dashcam
  • Wireless phone charger
  • Digital radio DAB+
  • Google service connectivity included for 3 years
  • Polestar Connect
  • Digital key
  • Electric tailgate with soft closing
  • Fully electric front seats with driver’s seat memory
  • 360 degree surround view camera with 3D view
  • Digital rear-view mirror
  • Panoramic glass sunroof
  • LED headlight with active high beam
The interior of the 4 is definitely minimalist in its design language

Long Range Dual Motor 

Stepping up to the dual-motor only brings a few additional features on top of the single motor, namely: 

  • Range and performance driving modes
  • Launch mode
  • Semi-active dampers
  • Ability to option Performance Pack 

Where the dual-motor works to justify its additional cost is with its powertrain and significant performance upgrade. Furthermore, a performance pack can also be optioned on the dual motor but is not available on the single motor.

The interior of the new Polestar 4

What options are available on the Polestar 4?

A number of option packs are available at cost on the Polestar 4 including a Plus Pack ($8000), Pro Pack ($2500) and Performance Pack ($7200; dual-motor only).

The Plus Pack brings additional features including:

  • 14.70-inch head-up display
  • 14-speaker Harman Kardon premium audio
  • Pixel LED headlights with adaptive high beam
  • 22kW AC charging limit 
  • Powered steering column with profile memory
  • Electric reclining rear seats
  • Three-zone climate control
  • Rear climate control and entertainment screen
  • Heated rear seats and steering wheel
The touchscreen in the Polestar 4 is now landscape, rather than portrait

The Pro Pack brings an additional three features:

  • 21-inch pro wheels
  • Black seatbelts with Swedish gold stripe
  • Swedish gold valve caps

A Performance Pack can only be optioned on the long range dual-motor, but only in addition to the Plus Pack. It includes features such as: 

  • Polestar engineered chassis tuning
  • 22-inch performance forged alloy wheels
  • Pirelli P-Zero 265/40R22 tyres
  • Brembo performance brakes in Swedish gold

A Nappa leather upgrade which also brings with it features like ventilated and massaging front seats and additional headrest speakers can also be optioned on both grades on top of the required Plus Pack.

Polestar 4 front angle black background
Several additional option packs will be available on the Polestar 4

How safe is the new Polestar 4?

The Polestar 4 is as yet untested by ANCAP in Australia, however all variants come equipped with safety features including:

  • Adaptive cruise control
  • Autonomous emergency braking
  • Run-off road mitigation
  • Lane keeping aid with steering support
  • Road sign information
  • Driver alert control
  • Intelligent speed assist
  • Blind spot monitoring
  • Cross traffic alert
  • 11 exterior cameras
  • Hands on detection for steering wheel
  • Driver monitoring system with one interior camera
Polestar 4 rear angle red background
The Polestar 4 sports a sleek and aerodynamic design

As well as this, each grade is equipped with seven airbags including driver and front passenger, dual side, dual curtain, and inner side airbags.

Polestar 4 2024: prices in Australia

All prices listed are before on-road costs.

  • Long range single motor: $81,500
  • Long range dual motor: $93,050

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