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Polestar 4 SUV coupé

Polestar 4 SUV coupé

The Polestar 4 electric performance ‘SUV coupé’, due in the UK in early 2024, will have a 350-mile range, as well as a power output of 544 hp and acceleration from 0-62 mph in just 3.8 seconds.

The Polestar 4 design is notable for having no rear window. Polestar says that this results in “occupants being cocooned in an intimate environment”. It also means that the standard sunroof – which can be opaque or transparent – can extend over the heads of rear seat occupants.

Of course it also means that the driver can’t see out of the rear of the car with a mirror so there’s a camera which shows the rear view on a screen which replaces the mirror.

The Polestar 4 will be available with one electric motor and rear-wheel drive, or two motors and all-wheel drive – although even the all-wheel drive model can disconnect the front wheels for increased efficiency (which happens in ‘Range’ mode, whereas ‘Performance’ mode uses both motors). 

There will be two long range versions, with 102 kWh batteries. The Long Range Single Motor version features an electric motor at the rear with 272 hp and 343 Nm of torque, and a preliminary WLTP range target of up to 372 miles.

The Polestar 4 can ultra-rapid charge at up to 200 kW DC, along with 22 kW AC charging. The car can also put power back into a house or the grid thanks to bi-directional charging, and electrical devices can be powered thanks to vehicle-to-load (V2L) capability. A heat pump aims to make the cabin heating more efficient.

Efficiency is also aided by aerodynamic design including a low nose, retractable door handles, flush glazing with frameless windows, rear aero blades and air flow optimisation around the rear light bar.

Regular over-the-air (OTA) updates allow for new features and improvements to be sent remotely, removing the need to visit a dealer to gain the latest software.

The Polestar 4 will be launched initially in China, with production due to begin in November 2023. A launch for other markets, including Europe, is planned for early 2024, with pricing expected to be from £55,000.

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