WHAT IT IS:
Polestar’s top-of-the-line electric car, based on the stunning Precept concept that will debut in early 2020. The badge is still up for grabs; 4 is the clubhouse favorite, but 5 is still a contender. The automobile will be positioned above the present 2 compact sedans and the soon-to-arrive 3, a huge, swoopy electric SUV, regardless of its number. With the exception of “Thor’s hammer” daytime running lights, anticipate the 4 to lose very little in the transfer from show vehicle to a production car and expect it to share nearly nothing visually with its Volvo relatives.
WHY IT MATTERS:
Polestar’s intention to go far beyond Volvo in terms of technology and style was demonstrated with the Precept, which had an interior made of used fishing nets, flax-derived polymers, and recycled cork and plastic. We anticipate that all four will place a similar emphasis on sustainability. A large panoramic roof, no back window, and a wrinkled, squared, and extremely fascinating take on the Kamm tail are all included. It all adds up to the 4 claiming new visual territory in a manner that Polestar’s first car, the gorgeous 1 hybrid, couldn’t. If you want to build a name for yourself among premium electric cars, you need to be bold, and the Polestar 4 will be nothing if not brazen.
PLATFORM AND POWERTRAIN:
Work on the 4’s underpinnings continues, which must at the very least be an evolution of the SPA2 design, which supports Volvo’s 60- and 90-series cars, in order to appropriately package the required batteries. The production vehicle, like the Precept, will most likely have dual-motor all-wheel drive as its standard and only powertrain, which is necessary to compete on an equal footing with the world’s Audi E-Tron GT and Tesla Model S sedans. Even if the Polestar 4 is only available in one configuration, anticipate at least 300 miles of range and a slew of advanced driver-assist and safety features out of the box.
ESTIMATED PRICE: $80,000
EXPECTED ON-SALE DATE: Fall 2023