Published on April 18th, 2023 | by Sounder Rajen0
Polestar 4 Revealed And It Has No Rear Window, Will This Work?
The Polestar 4 is an all new kind of SUV coupe, quite literally
Polestar, the electric vehicle (EV) subsidiary of Swedish automaker Volvo, has just revealed the Polestar 4, an electric performance SUV coupe and the second SUV in the brand’s line-up. While it looks good, it has a weird feature (or lacks one, depending on how you see it), it has no rear window, because who needs those, right?
Thomas Ingenlath, Polestar CEO, said, “With Polestar 4 we have taken a fundamental new approach to SUV coupé design. Rather than simply modifying an existing SUV, giving it a faster roofline and as a result, compromising elements like rear headroom and comfort, we have designed Polestar 4 from the ground up as a new breed of SUV coupé that celebrates rear occupant comfort and experience.”
Moreover, the car is built on the premium Sustainable Experience Architecture (SEA) platform, developed by Geely Holding. The Polestar 4 is a D-segment SUV coupe and features a 2,999 mm wheelbase, a length of 4,839 mm, a width of 2,139 mm and a height of 1,544 mm, so it is a decently large vehicle.
This also means that the interior of the Polestar 4 is very spacious and comfortable. Couple that with the brand’s use of sustainable and environmentally friendly materials instead of traditional materials and you have yourself a unique but cosy space which is especially conducive for longer travels.
Speaking of sustainability, the inlay carpets in the interior of the Polestar 4 are made using recycled PET and floor carpets are made using ECONYL, which includes reclaimed fishing nets. Specific door trim panels are made from NFPP (natural fibre polypropylene) which also shaves about 40 percent of weight off as well.
On top of that, the Polestar 4 can be had in either a single motor or dual-motor set up with the former being rear-wheel drive and the more powerful version is the fastest production car the brand has ever developed, making 544hp as well as 686Nm of torque and can reportedly go from 0 to 100km/h in just 3.8 seconds.
A 102 kWh battery is fitted to both long-range versions of the Polestar 4 and Polestar is aiming for a 350km WLTP range for the dual motor long range version of the car. All versions of the car feature up to 200 kW DC and 22 kW AC charging, and the charge lid is also motorised for more convenience too.
The infotainment system on the Polestar 4 is powered by Android Automotive OS and the Snapdragon Cockpit Platform now utilises a 15.4-inch landscape-oriented screen with Google services built in and being a Polestar, of course, safety is a big priority and has all the ADAS features one would expect.
What do you guys think of the Polestar 4? Would you buy this car even though it has no rear window?