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Polestar unveils Polestar 4, a $60K ‘SUV Coupé’ with no rear window

Polestar unveils Polestar 4, a $60K ‘SUV Coupé’ with no rear window


Polestar unveiled its upcoming Polestar 4, a small SUV that the corporate is looking an “SUV Coupé,” on the Shanghai Auto Present as we speak.

The brand new Polestar 4 can be Polestar’s quickest automobile but, able to 0-60 in 3.8 seconds from 400kW (544hp) of motor energy in dual-motor configuration. In single-motor configuration, you lose half that energy (with a 0-60 time of seven.4), however get entry to as much as 300 miles’ value of vary from the 102kWh battery. Vary and acceleration numbers are estimates.

On the twin motor model, the automobile will be capable of “sleep” the entrance motor for better effectivity in vary mode, however will nonetheless take a couple of 10% vary penalty, with a 270-mile estimated vary.

All variations have most 200kW DC and 22kW AC cost fee, each of that are on the excessive finish of contemporary electrical automobiles. This DC cost fee will convey the battery from 5-80% in 32 minutes, and 22kW AC will cost the automobile from zero to full in 5 hours – you probably have entry to a 100 amp circuit at dwelling (most don’t).

The Polestar 4 can have bidirectional V2L capabilities, although Polestar hasn’t but shared what fee the automobile will be capable of discharge at.

The brand new Polestar 4 sits in between its predecessors, the Polestar 2 and three, in dimension. It’s 2-3 inches shorter in every dimension than the three, and 2-3 inches taller and wider than the two (and 10(!) inches longer). Polestar is classifying it as a “D-segment SUV Coupé” in Europe. Dimensions are 4,839 mm L x 1,544 mm H x 2,139 mm W (191″ L x 61″ H x 82″ W) (incl. mirrors).

The nomenclature is a bit bizarre right here because it doesn’t observe with the scale of every automobile, however Polestar is naming its vehicles sequentially – the primary was the 1, the second is the two, and so forth.

Polestar has two extra upcoming vehicles, the Polestar 5 based mostly on its Principle idea, and the Polestar 6 Roadster based mostly on its O₂concept. We not too long ago bought an up-close take a look at the Polestar 6 idea on the new Polestar House in South Coast Plaza.

Up to now, Polestar has constructed its vehicles on platforms shared with Volvo, although the Polestar 4 diverts from that and is constructed on the SEA structure from Geely. Polestar’s subsequent vehicles can be constructed on their very own structure utilizing bonded aluminum developed at their UK R&D facility.

This new Polestar 4 shares one fascinating characteristic with the Polestar 5 idea: Each of them don’t have any rear window. As a substitute, there’s a digital camera for rear view.

Polestar says that this digital camera allows better rear visibility for the motive force, since as a substitute of trying by means of a small aperture of the rear window, the digital camera can provide a wide-angle view behind the automobile. The digital camera pipes video onto a display the place the rear-view mirror would usually be.

We’ve seen related mirrors on different vehicles, just like the Chevy Bolt, however typically they are often switched between a typical mirror and a backup digital camera, whereas the Polestar 4 eschews the mirror possibility completely.

Polestar additionally says that this lack of a rear window allows “a brand new form of immersive rear occupant expertise.” It allows the glass roof to run additional again, above the rear occupants’ heads, as Polestar can push structural elements additional again within the automobile.

And the glass roof has an electrochromic possibility, which implies it may be made clear or opaque. Rear passengers can have management by means of a small display mounted between the entrance seats.

As with Polestar’s different automobiles, the 4 makes use of its built-in Android Automotive OS with built-in Google performance. That is extra than simply Android Auto, however a full in-car OS constructed by Google, and the automobile has over-the-air replace performance similar to different Polestars have. However Apple customers can nonetheless entry Apple CarPlay within the automobile.

Polestar didn’t launch full North American pricing particulars as we speak, saying that these would are available 2024, with the automobile releasing later that yr. It did say that the automobile can be someplace within the vary of $60K to begin, although, for those who’re trying to begin saving up now.

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