Irish pricing and specification details for the Polestar 4 have been announced ahead of the car's launch later this year. This five-seat mid-size crossover is positioned between the Polestar 2 and Polestar 3 and will be available from launch as single- and dual-motor versions.
The Polestar 4 uses a 100kWh battery (94kWh usable) that targets a WLTP driving range of 610 kilometres for the single-motor version and 570 kilometres for the dual-motor car. With the single motor Polestar 4, a 200kW (272hp) motor is fitted to the rear axle, generating 343Nm of torque and accelerating the car from 0-100km/h in 7.1 seconds.
That performance doubles in the dual-motor Polestar 4, with a second motor on the front axle providing all-wheel drive with a total maximum output of 400kW (544hp), along with 686Nm of torque. Its 0-100km/h acceleration time reduces to 3.8 seconds, making it the fastest and most powerful Polestar to date. Both versions are capable of DC charging at up to 200kW, while AC charging is rated at up to 11kW. A heat pump is standard on both cars, and bidirectional charging is included, with vehicle-to-load capability set to follow.
The Polestar 4's polarising design
One of the standout features of the Polestar 4's design is that it has no rear window. Instead, it uses a camera-based system for the rearview mirror inside the car. The rationale for doing this is that engineers and designers could move the necessary roof support beams rearwards to enhance passenger headroom, though this meant losing the window. It works well from the rear seats, with plenty of space and a large panoramic glass roof that floods the cabin with light.
Up front, the driving position offers plenty of scope for adjustment. A 10.2-inch digital instrument display is directly in front, supplemented by an optional head-up display. On the centre console is a sizeable 15.4-inch landscape-orientated touchscreen that runs Android Automotive OS and has Google built in, including Maps and its Assistant. Polestar's native infotainment system looks pleasingly minimal and is easy to navigate.
The boot capacity is 526 litres for both versions, and the rear seats can fold in a 60:40 split to increase cargo volume to 1,536 litres. There are an additional 31 litres of storage space under the boot floor and a 15-litre front storage area under the bonnet that can be lifted following two pulls of the lever in the footwell.
The Polestar 4 will start at €68,600 in Ireland
Pricing in Ireland will start at €68,600 for the Polestar 4 Long Range single motor. The Polestar 4 Long Range dual motor will cost from €76,200. There will be three optional upgrade packs available. The Pilot Pack, costing €1,600, adds Lane Change Assist and Driver Assistance with acceleration, braking and steering support at up to 150km/h. The Plus Pack costs €6,300 and provides a wide range of upgrades. The AC charging rate increases to 22kW, a 14.7-inch head-up display is added along with a powered steering column with memory function, easy ingress and egress, extended electric adjustment for the front seats, and an electric recline function for the rear seats.
The Plus Pack also includes three-zone climate control with a touchscreen control panel for the rear, heated rear seats, heated steering wheel, automatic dimming side mirrors, hands-free operation for the powered tailgate, pixel LED headlights with adaptive high beam, a 14-speaker Harman Kardon premium audio system, and Star Knit illuminated interior panels on the doors with MicroTech upholstery in Charcoal or Tailored Knit upholstery in Mist with Zinc detailing.
A €2,200 Pro Pack adds 21-inch wheels, black seatbelts with a gold stripe and gold valve caps. A €5,000 Performance Pack is only available on the dual motor and requires the Plus Pack. It upgrades the wheels to 22-inch forged alloys with Pirelli P-Zero tyres and adds Brembo performance brakes with larger rotors, gold calipers and Polestar Engineered chassis tuning.