Polestar 4, the SUV coupé from Volvo’s performance EV sub-brand, is now available in Europe and Australia.
The slick electric coupé was unveiled in April 2023 and first launched in China at the end of that year, but this is its first expansion globally. And while it’s available for pre-order in some European countries and Australia today, production won’t start until mid-2024, with first deliveries being expected in August.
The Polestar 4 is a big deal for the brand, as it’s the company’s first model that fits into the extremely popular mid-size SUV category; the fact that it’s styled like a sporty coupé will probably make it even more desirable. It’s a slightly smaller cousin to the Polestar 3 SUV, which will also arrive in Europe and Australia this year.
The starting price for the Polestar 4 is 63,200 EUR (81,500 AUD in Australia). This is for the long range, single motor variant; the long range dual motor version starts at 71,200, and this can go up further if you add one of the additional equipment packages, including the 4,500 EUR Performance Pack. The price also varies by market; in Ireland, for example, the Polestar 4 starts from 68,600 EUR; in Germany, the starting price is 63,200 EUR, and in the UK it’s 59,990 pounds (70,342 EUR). It’s also worth noting that Polestar currently accepts orders only from 19 European countries; there’s no word on when the rest of them will get their turn.
We’ve covered the Polestar 4’s specs in detail here, but the short version is that it’s a futuristic-looking hybrid that sits smack in the middle of an SUV and a sporty sedan (think Volkswagen ID.5 or Mercedes GLC Coupé). Inside, it’s sparse but very stylish, with Google’s Android Automotive OS powering the infotainment, and large displays all around.
Performance-wise, the Polestar 4 is pretty quick, with a 3.8 second 0-100 km/h time and a maximum power output of 544hp. With a 100 kWh battery installed in both the single and the dual motor variant, range is either 610 km, or 580 km WLTP. Charging is fast, with up to 200 kW DC charging supported on both versions of the car.
Finally, a curiosity: The Polestar 4 has no rear window; instead, a roof-mounted rear camera lets you see what’s behind you.