Polestar 4 power, range, performance and UK price revealed ahead of 2024 launch
Swedish EV brand reveals its fastest model yet with new technology and sustainable interior
Polestar has revealed its fastest model yet in the shape of the Polestar 4 SUV coupe.
Revealed at the Shanghai motor show and due for launch next year, the Polestar 4 is set to challenge electric models from the likes of Audi, BMW, Mercedes and Genesis and is a “new breed” of SUV-coupe, according to the Swedish EV specialist.
Taking design and specification cues from the striking Precept concept car, the Polestar 4 will sit between the 2 and 3 in the brand’s model line-up, offering “generous” interior space but sleek looks and impressive performance.
Among the most obvious carry overs from the Precept is the lack of a rear window. Instead a full-length glass roof dips down behind the rear passengers’ heads before solid bodywork stretches to the rear of the car. In place of a rear-view mirror, the Polestar 4 features a high-definition screen which displays footage from a roof-mounted camera - similar to a system already used by Land Rover.
Polestar says the lack of rear glass creates a “new kind of immersive rear occupant experience” that will “cocoon” passengers with reclining seats and adjustable ambient lighting.
Passengers will also experience a host of more sustainable materials as part of the brand’s ambition to create a lower-carbon and more circular production process. Seat fabrics are woven from recycled plastic and the floor carpets are made from a material created from reclaimed fishing nets.
Natural materials and oils are also used elsewhere in the car and a “mono-material” approach to key interior elements is intended to make end-of-life recycling easier.
Up front, a 15.4-inch central touchscreen is powered by Google’s Android Automotive and joined by a 10.2-inch instrument panel and 14.7-inch head-up display to provide the driver with all the connectivity and data they need.
The Polestar will be the brand’s fastest model yet thanks to a 537bhp/506lb ft dual-motor variant but a less powerful, more range-focused option will also be offered. All versions uses a 102kWh battery with a usable capacity of 94kWh.
The range-topping two-motor model will cover the 0-62mph run in just 3.8 seconds and return a targeted 350 miles on a full charge. The rear-wheel-drive single-motor long-range version cuts power to a still respectable 268bhp but extends the Polestar 4’s range to 372 miles.
All versions of the car will accept up to 200kW DC charging, 22kW AC charging and support vehicle-to-grid bidirectional charging.
Full pricing and specifications will be announced closer to the car’s launch in early 2024 but the Polestar 4 is expected to start from around £55,000.
Thomas Ingenlath, Polestar CEO, said: “With Polestar 4 we have taken a fundamentally new approach to SUV coupe design. Rather than simply modifying an existing SUV, giving it a faster roofline and as a result, compromising elements like rear headroom and comfort, we have designed Polestar 4 from the ground up as a new breed of SUV coupé that celebrates rear occupant comfort and experience."