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2024 Polestar 4 | Newest from the Swedish

Ladies and gentlemen, please welcome the much-anticipated 2024 Polestar 4. This new vehicle debuted at the Shanghai Auto Show and is the brand's second SUV, following the Polestar 3. However, its elegant design blurs the borders between sedan and SUV, making it a unique hybrid."

The new four is inspired by the stunning Polestar Precept concept vehicle and quickly draws attention with its dual-blade LED headlights. It also boasts a low nose for improved aerodynamic efficiency and a front grille to contribute to the excitement of its design. It's a significant advance over the Polestar 2's plain front end.

You'll also notice that this isn't your average "SUV Coupe." Polestar claims to have taken a fundamentally different approach to building the car, instead of merely taking an SUV and giving it a quicker roofline and constructing it from the ground up "as a new breed of SUV Coupe." It's comparable to what Hyundai and Kia achieved with the Ioniq 5 and EV6. However, the Polestar 4 is significantly more stylish.

Polestar has also done something unconventional. It has developed the Polestar 4 without any form of the back window. According to the company, this "enables a new kind of immersive rear occupant experience," which implies the SUV has a high-definition digital rear-view mirror that receives pictures via a roof-mounted back camera.

Geely's Sustainable Experience Architecture (SEA) is the vehicle's foundation. It boasts a long 2,999 mm (118 inches) wheelbase, only 1 mm shorter than the Hyundai Ioniq 5, which results in plenty of interior space. A full-length glass roof is standard, and an electrochromic feature is available. This glass roof reaches behind the heads of the back passengers.

The cabin also makes extensive use of environmentally friendly materials. These include 100% recycled PET, bio-attributed MicroTech vinyl, and cruelty-free Nappa leather. Floor carpets are created from ECONYL, which incorporates salvaged fishing nets, while inlay carpets are made from recycled PET. Polypropylene natural fiber is also utilized in specific door trim panels.

The cabin's key features are:

  • A 14.7-inch Head-Up Display.

  • A 10.2-inch digital driver display.

  • A 15.4-inch infotainment system powered by Android Automotive OS.

A 12-speaker Harman Kardon audio system is also available, and the optional Nappa Pack adds a pair of extra speakers to the headrests of each front seat.

Several models will be available, each with a 102 kWh battery pack. The Long Range Single Motor is the entry-level model, with a 272 horsepower and 253 lb-ft (343 Nm) electric motor driving the rear wheels with a WLTP cycle range of 373 miles (600 km). Those looking for more power can choose the Long Range Dual Motor model. It is powered by two electric motors that provide 544 horsepower and 506 lb-ft (686 Nm) of torque. This model can travel up to 348 miles (560 km) on a single charge and incorporates a disconnect clutch that allows the front electric motor to be disengaged when not needed, improving economy and range.

All models support charging up to 200 kW DC and 22 kW AC. A vehicle-to-load feature, as is a heat pump capable of preconditioning the interior and battery, is also included. The Long Range Dual Motor can accelerate at 62 mph (100 km/h) in 3.8 seconds. This model also has a semi-active suspension.

Polestar has equipped the new model with Mobileye's newest SuperVision Advanced Driver Assistance System. This system comes equipped with twelve cameras, one radar, twelve ultrasonic sensors, and a sophisticated driver monitoring system. An optional Pilot Pack, which incorporates autonomous lane changes when the driver touches the turn signal, is also available.

The Polestar 4 will be released in China in November 2023 and manufactured at the Geely facility in Hangzhou Bay, China. It will then be released in regions such as Europe, North America, and Asia Pacific in early 2024, with sales expected to increase yearly. The final price has not been revealed, but it will start at about €60,000 (roughly $65,500) in Europe.

TopGear Magazine February 2024