Polestar 4 is the latest electric vehicle from Polestar, the premium performance brand of Volvo and Geely. It is a D-segment SUV coupe that combines a coupe's aerodynamics and an SUV's space. It is also the fastest Polestar production car to date, with a top speed of 250 km/h (155 mph) and a 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph) time of 3.9 seconds.
Polestar 4 is now officially on sale in Europe and Australia, following the start of production and first deliveries in China at the end of 2023. The online sales commence with a starting indicative price of $71,000 in Europe and $60,000 in Australia. Production is planned to start towards the middle of 2024, with the first deliveries expected in August.
Design and Features
Polestar 4 is a design-driven vehicle that incorporates key elements from the Polestar Precept concept car, such as:
- The elimination of the rear window creates a unique interior ambiance and a new kind of immersive rear occupant experience.
- The separation of the dual-blade front lights with a distinctive Polestar light signature is complemented by the Polestar emblem with millimeter-precision lighting from below.
- The aerodynamic efficiency is enhanced by the low nose, retractable door handles, flush glazing with frameless windows, rear aero blades, and airflow optimization around the rear light bar.
Polestar 4 is built on the premium Sustainable Experience Architecture (SEA) developed by Geely Holding, a dedicated electric vehicle platform. It has a large body and a long, 2,999 mm (118 inches) wheelbase, resulting in generous interior proportions. The overall length is 4,840 mm (190 inches), the width is 2,139 mm (84 inches), and the height is 1,534 mm (60 inches).
The interior of Polestar 4 is designed to offer comfort, convenience, and connectivity. Some of the features include:
- Electrically reclining seats for the rear occupants, with adjustable ambient lighting that allows them to customize the driving environment.
- A standard full-length glass roof that stretches beyond the rear occupants’ heads, creating a truly unique interior ambiance.
- A secondary media and climate control screen is mounted between the front seats to enable rear occupant control.
- A high-definition screen that replaces the rear-view mirror and shows a real-time feed from a roof-mounted rear camera, enabling a far wider field of view than a conventional mirror.
- A 15.6-inch central touchscreen and a 12.3-inch driver display, both with Google built-in, provide access to Google Assistant, Google Maps, and Google Play.
- A Harman Kardon premium sound system with 14 speakers and a subwoofer, delivering 600 watts of power and crystal-clear sound quality.
- A vegan interior option, using WeaveTech and ReForm fabrics that are made from recycled materials and have a low environmental impact.
Performance and Range
Polestar 4 offers two powertrain options: a Long-range Single motor and a Long-range Dual motor. Both use a 100 kWh battery pack that provides a range of up to 600 km (373 miles) on the WLTP cycle. The battery can be charged with up to 200 kW on a DC fast charger or with up to 22 kW on an AC charger.
The Long-range Single motor variant has a rear-wheel drive layout and delivers 200 kW (268 hp) of power and 343 Nm (253 lb-ft) of torque. The Long-range Dual motor variant has an all-wheel drive layout and delivers 400 kW (536 hp) of power and 686 Nm (506 lb-ft) of torque. This is the fastest Polestar production car to date, with a top speed of 250 km/h (155 mph) and a 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph) time of 3.9 seconds.
The Long-range Dual motor variant also allows drivers to choose between Range or Performance driving modes. Range mode prioritises efficiency, adapting the powertrain to a calmer style and forcing the use of only the rear motor. A disconnect clutch also allows the car to disengage the front electric motor when not needed to maximise range and efficiency. Performance mode sharpens up responsiveness from the powertrain and engages both motors at all times for full power delivery. A semi-active suspension also provides an additional balance between comfort and performance dynamics.
Depending on the configuration, the wheels are between 20 and 22 inches in size and are supplied by Pirelli and Michelin. The brakes are Brembo four-piston calipers with 380 mm (15 inches) discs at the front and 360 mm (14 inches) discs at the rear. The car also features an electronic stability control system with torque vectoring and a brake-by-wire system.
Sustainability and Safety
Polestar 4 is a vehicle that aims to minimize its environmental impact and maximize its safety standards. Some of the measures taken by Polestar include:
- Using recycled materials for the interior fabrics, the battery pack, and the body panels reduces the use of virgin plastics and metals.
- Using renewable energy sources for the production process, such as solar and wind power, reduces the carbon footprint of the vehicle.
- Providing transparent information about the life cycle assessment of the vehicle, including the carbon emissions and the water consumption, enables customers to make informed choices.
- Offering a range of services and solutions for the end-of-life of the vehicle, such as recycling, refurbishing, and repurposing, ensuring a circular economy approach.
- Equipping the vehicle with advanced safety features, such as airbags, seat belts, Isofix anchors, blind spot warning, lane keeping assist, adaptive cruise control, collision avoidance, cross-traffic alert, 360-degree camera, park assist, and more.
- Applying the high safety standards of Volvo and Geely, which are known for their rigorous testing and quality control, ensures the structural integrity and durability of the vehicle.
Polestar 4 is a vehicle that blends performance and sustainability, offering a new breed of SUV coupe that is fast, spacious, stylish, and eco-friendly. It is a vehicle that showcases the innovation and vision of Polestar, as well as the collaboration and synergy of Volvo and Geely. It is a vehicle that challenges the status quo and sets new standards for the electric vehicle market. Polestar 4 is now on sale in Europe and Australia, and it is expected to be a game-changer for the premium performance segment.