The Polestar 4 Commences at $56,300 and Nope, You Can’t Shell Out Extra for a Rear Window

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Recently disclosed by Polestar at the 2024 New York International Auto Show, the Polestar 4 now has its U.S. pricing out. Starting at $56,300, including delivery, the 4 is officially presented sans a rear window, an intriguing feature that positions it precisely between the Polestar 2 sedan and the much newer Polestar 3 SUV, price-wise.

Described by Polestar as an “SUV Coupe,” despite its appearance more reminiscent of a raised sedan, similar to the initial all-electric offering from the brand, the Polestar 2. Notably more appealing than the 2, the 4 boasts a more defined front end, sleeker roofline, as well as distinct surfacing along its flanks. Adding to the unusual aspect of Polestar’s naming scheme: the Polestar 4’s size fittingly positions it between the Polestar 2 and the Polestar 3, defying the notion that the largest model should bear the highest digit in its name.

Encompassed within the $56,300 base price are 20-inch five-spoke wheels, a panoramic glass sunroof, 360-degree parking cameras, a power lift gate, and adaptive cruise control. The initial powertrain, dubbed the Long Range Single Motor, delivers 272 horsepower and 253 lb-ft of torque in a rear-wheel-drive configuration. Polestar asserts a 0-60 mph acceleration of 6.9 seconds and, equipped with its 102 kWh battery pack, a range approaching 300 miles. These specifications apply uniformly across all Long Range Single Motor variants, irrespective of trim level or additional packages.

Opting for the Long Range Dual Motor introduces all-wheel drive, delivering 544 hp and 506 lb-ft of torque, thus reducing the 0-60 mph sprint to 3.7 seconds. However, the range diminishes to 270 miles. Remarkably, these specs remain consistent across all packages and trims. The optional Performance Pack doesn’t focus on enhancing on-road performance but rather involves 22-inch forged wheels, Brembo brakes with gold calipers, and high-performance tires. Interestingly, Polestar indicates that range remains unaffected, even with the presence of larger wheels and enhanced grip. All Polestar 4 variants come equipped with 200 kW DC fast charging.

For those curious about the rear window scenario, Polestar asserts that its omission facilitates an “extended panoramic roof,” creating a “spacious passenger environment.” A high-definition camera will now play the former role of the traditional glass, hopefully devoid of any software glitches.

All in all, the Polestar 4 stands out as an elegantly designed vehicle and potentially the most visually appealing model within the brand’s current lineup, despite its enigmatic rear devoid of a window. Priced similarly to the BMW i4, it notably surpasses the Tesla Model 3, Hyundai Ioniq 6, and its sibling, the Polestar 2, in terms of cost without glaringly superior range or performance advantages, if any. Perhaps its aesthetic charm and streamlined profile will sufficiently justify its price to consumers. Production of this crossover is slated to commence in April, with initial deliveries planned for the fourth quarter of this year.

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