Swedish automaker Polestar has unveiled the Polestar 4, a new high-performance electric coupe SUV that combines aerodynamics and spaciousness while prioritizing rear occupant comfort. The design includes key elements from Polestar’s previous concept cars, primarily the absence of a rear window.
Built on the premium Sustainable Experience Architecture (SEA) developed by Geely Holding, Polestar 4 is a D-segment SUV coupé with a large body and long, 2,999 mm wheelbase. Overall length is 4,839 mm, width is 2,139 mm and height is 1,544 mm. The resulting generous interior proportions are especially evident in the rear, where occupants are cocooned in an intimate environment, with reclining seats. Adjustable ambient lighting that adds an extra dimension to the interior, inspired by the solar system, allows the driver to customise the driving environment.
The standard full-length glass roof is available with optional electrochromic functionality, allowing for opaque or transparent execution depending on the mood. Thanks to the elimination of the rear window, the glass roof stretches beyond the rear occupants’ heads, creating a truly unique interior ambience. A secondary media and climate control screen is mounted between the front seats to enable rear occupant control.
The rear-view mirror is replaced by a high-definition screen that shows a real-time feed from a roof-mounted rear camera – enabling a far wider field of view than what can be experienced in most modern cars. The digital feed can be deactivated to allow drivers to instead see rear occupants if needed.
The interior and its materials have been designed around the theme of ‘soft tech’, drawing inspiration from the fashion and sportswear industries. Colour and material choices for Polestar 4 explore new executions for Polestar – including new exterior colours Storm and Electron, and a unique new interior colour, Mist.
A mono-material approach, first presented in the Polestar electric roadster concept in 2022, is applied to interior materials, where all layers of certain components are produced from the same base material. This allows them to be recycled more effectively and efficiently by eliminating the need for incompatible materials to be separated before recycling.
New interior materials include a tailored knit textile which consists of 100% recycled PET, along with bio-attributed MicroTech vinyl and animal welfare-secured Nappa leather upholsteries.
The car is available in dual- and single-engine versions, with the fastest model going can accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 3.8 seconds. Single-engine versions will have rear-wheel drive. The long-range twin-engine has an output of 400 kW (544 hp), 686 Nm, and a range of 560 km.
Finally, Polestar 4 includes advanced safety features, such as a driver monitoring camera to detect driver fatigue or possible inability to drive, and Mobileye’s SuperVision advanced assistance system.
Production in China is scheduled to begin in November 2023, with a launch in the country by the end of the year. In contrast, large-scale launch in Europe, North America and Asia Pacific is scheduled for early 2024. According to the non-final price list Polestar 4 will start at a price of €60,000/$60,000/£55,000.