Polestar’s third and quickest model the Polestar 4 EV is now officially on sale in Australia.

The coupe-shaped SUV is positioned between Polestar 2 and Polestar 3 in terms of size and price.

Polestar is taking orders with indicative pricing of $81,500 for the long range single motor or $93,050 for the long range dual motor version.

Production of our cars is set to start towards the middle of 2024, with first deliveries expected from August.

The arrival of the Polestar 4 sees key elements the Polestar Precept concept brought to life.

This includes the elimination of the rear window to provide what Polestar describes as a new kind of immersive rear occupant experience.

The standard full-length glass roof stretches beyond the rear occupants’ heads, creating a truly unique interior ambience.

A secondary media and climate control screen is mounted between the front seats to enable rear occupant control.

The rear-view mirror is replaced by a high-definition screen that shows a real-time feed from a roof-mounted rear camera, enabling a far wider field of view than what can be experienced in most modern cars.

The digital feed can be deactivated to allow drivers to instead see rear occupants if needed.

Built on the premium Sustainable Experience Architecture (SEA), Polestar 4 is 4840mm long, 2139mm wide and stands 1534mm high, with a long 2999mm wheelbase.

Interior space is generous as a result, especially in the rear, where occupants are cocooned in an intimate environment, with electrically reclining seats.

Adjustable ambient lighting adds an extra dimension to the interior, inspired by the solar system.

A unique light signature separates the dual blade front lights, complemented by the Polestar emblem with millimetre-precision lighting from below.

Aerodynamic efficiency is enhanced by a low nose, retractable door handles, flush glazing with frameless windows, rear aero blades and air flow optimisation around the rear light bar.

The interior and its materials have been designed around the theme of ‘soft tech’, drawing inspiration from the fashion and sportswear industries.

Polestar 4 is the fastest production car the brand has developed to date.

With 400kW on tap, the dash from 0-100 km/h takes just 3.8 seconds.

Both dual- and single-motor variants are available, with the single-motor featuring rear-wheel drive.

Semi-active suspension features in the dual-motor version for an additional layer of adjustment between comfort and performance dynamics.

Wheels range from 20 to 22-inches in size, with tyres supplied by Pirelli and Michelin, depending on configuration.

A 100 kWh battery is fitted to both long-range versions.

The Long range Dual motor features 400kW and 686Nm with projected range of up to 580km (WLTP).

A disconnect clutch allows the car to disengage the front electric motor when not needed, to maximise range and efficiency.

The Long range Single motor version features a 200kW and 343Nm motor at the rear, and preliminary range target of up to 610km (WLTP).

Up to 200kW DC and 22kW AC charging is included for both versions, and the charge lid is motorised.

Bi-directional charging hardware is included, with vehicle-to-load (V2L) functionality planned to be made available at a later date, providing for external devices to draw power from Polestar 4.

A heat pump is fitted as standard, allowing the car to capitalise on ambient heat when preconditioning the cabin and battery.

A new drive optimisation function allows the driver to select between Range or Performance driving modes in the Long range Dual motor version.

Performance mode sharpens up responsiveness from the powertrain and engages both motors at all times for full power delivery and best performance.

Range mode prioritises efficiency, adapting the powertrain to a calmer style and forces use of only the rear motor.

Further details can be found in the Polestar 4 car configurator which is now live at https://www.polestar.com/au/polestar-4


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About Chris Riley

Chris Riley has been a journalist for 40 years. He has spent half of his career as a writer, editor and production editor in newspapers, the rest of the time driving and writing about cars both in print and online. His love affair with cars began as a teenager with the purchase of an old VW Beetle, followed by another Beetle and a string of other cars on which he has wasted too much time and money. A self-confessed geek, he’s not afraid to ask the hard questions - at the risk of sounding silly.
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