Polestar 4 revealed at the Shanghai Motor Show: Here’s what you need to know
Polestar 4 revealed – The Polestar 4 is an electric performance SUV coupé from Polestar (Nasdaq: PSNY), which is also the brand’s second SUV in the lineup. The new generation of SUV coupé combines the space of an SUV with the aerodynamics of a coupé. This is also the quickest Polestar production car to date and features design influences initially seen on concept cars. Concerning size and cost, Polestar 4 falls between Polestar 2 and 3. The company has adopted a fundamentally new strategy for designing SUV coupés. They designed Polestar 4 from the ground up as a new breed of SUV coupé that celebrates rear occupant comfort and experience, quoted Thomas Ingenlath, CEO of Polestar.
The Design details of Polestar 4: Exterior
The Polestar 4 is a D-segment SUV coupé with a big body and a long 2,999 mm wheelbase built on the premium Sustainable Experience Architecture (SEA) created by Geely Holding. Overall dimensions are 4,839 mm in length, 2,139 mm in width, and 1,544 mm in height. It continues incorporating important features first seen in the Polestar Precept concept car. It separated the dual-blade front lights with the distinctive Polestar light signature, supplemented by millimetre-precision lighting beneath the emblem. This includes removing the rear window, which creates a new, immersive experience for the backseat passengers. The low nose, retractable door handles, flat glazing with frameless windows, rear aero blades, and airflow optimization around the rear light bar improve aerodynamic efficiency.
The rear, where passengers are nestled in an intimate atmosphere with reclining chairs, is where the resultant spacious interior proportions are most noticeable. The interior’s additional depth is added by a driver-adjustable ambient lighting system that draws inspiration from the solar system.
The Design details of Polestar 4: Interior
Depending on the situation, the conventional full-length glass roof can be opaque or transparent by adding optional electrochromic capabilities. The glass roof now extends past the heads of the back passengers as a result of the removal of the rear window, giving the cabin a distinctive feel. A separate media and climate control screen is installed between the front seats to provide back occupant management.
A high-definition screen that displays a real-time feed from a roof-mounted rear camera takes the place of the rear-view mirror, providing a much broader field of view than is possible in most modern vehicles. The digital stream can be turned off so drivers can see the passengers in the back if necessary. Maximilian Missoni, Head of Design at Polestar, made sure that the passengers in the back of the SUV coupé may have a distinctive experience. The fashion and sportswear sectors inspired the interior’s materials and “soft tech” motif. The new exterior colours Storm and Electron and the distinctive fresh interior colour Mist for Polestar 4’s colour and fabric options explore new interpretations for Polestar.
Sustainability at its best
More circular and low-carbon materials replace conventional ones in Polestar 4. This includes steps to increase supply chain transparency. In addition to the Polestar 4 Product Sustainability Declaration, a complete lifecycle assessment (LCA) will reveal the car’s actual carbon footprint in 2024. The Polestar electric roadster concept from 2022 introduced the mono-material approach to interior materials. This eliminates the requirement for separating incompatible elements before recycling, allowing for more effective and efficient recycling of the materials. The inside now has bio-attributed MicroTech vinyl, animal welfare-assured Nappa leather upholstery, and a fitted knit fabric made entirely of recycled PET.
The customized knit upholstery fabric is entirely recycled polyester and was first displayed in the Precept concept automobile. Because it is custom-made to fit, there is less waste, and no offcuts are produced. Polestar designers designed the material and the design, then refined it with suppliers. The inside now has bio-attributed MicroTech vinyl, animal welfare-assured Nappa leather upholstery, and a fitted knit fabric made entirely of recycled PET. Interior inlay carpets comprise recycled PET, and floor carpets are constructed of ECONYL, which also contains recycled fishing nets. Specific door trim panels are made of NFPP (natural fibre polypropylene).
In all of its vehicles, Polestar keeps pushing technology toward a more entertaining, connected, and autonomous future. The 15.4-inch landscape-oriented screen used by the Android Automotive OS and Snapdragon Cockpit Platform-based infotainment system in the Polestar 4 has been upgraded. Polestar provides a top-notch connected experience, including Google Assistant, Google Maps, and Google Play. A Harman Kardon audio system with 12 speakers and a 1,400-Watt channel-hybrid amplifier is an optional feature.
The optional Nappa Pack increases the number of headrest speakers in the front seats by two, bringing the total to 16. Apple CarPlay is included, of course. Regular over-the-air (OTA) updates enable new features and enhancements to be remotely distributed to all Polestar cars, eliminating the need to visit a workshop to gain the most recent software.
The Polestar 4 is the company’s quickest production vehicle to date. The most significant power output is 400 kW (544 hp), and the sprint from 0 to 100 km/h can be finished in under 3.8 seconds. The Polestar provides quick steering and handling reflexes that give all passengers an exhilarating and snappy driving experience. Permanent magnet and synchronous motors are standard.