Polestar has officially confirmed that its next big launch will take place on April 18 during the Shanghai Auto Show, the event chosen for the debut of the highly anticipated Polestar 4. According to the Swedish firm, its new crossover sporty will combine the aerodynamics of a coupé with the habitability of an SUV; In addition, it will become their fastest model to date.
“The Polestar 4 is not just a modified version of our first SUV. We reconsidered the entire design to create a new generation of coupe SUV.”Explain thomas ingenlath, CEO of the company. The newcomer will be joined at the brand’s stand by other interesting novelties such as the restyling of the Polestar 2 or the new Polestar 3.
The Polestar 4 will be the manufacturer’s first model based on the WFP platform, an advanced electrical architecture derived from Geely’s well-known SEA platform. Although its technical specifications are still unknown, it is possible that it incorporates an 800 volt system. Of course, it will be available in rear-wheel drive and all-wheel drive versions.
Ingenlath confirmed at the time that its rates will start at a competitive 45,000 euros. Its main rival for price will be the Audi Q4 Sportback e-tronAlthough its sporting philosophy will bring it closer to other more expensive proposals such as the Audi Q6 Sportback e-tron or the Porsche Macan, which will debut next year. It will also face off with the Ford Mustang Mach-E and the Jaguar I-Pace.
The Polestar 4 will be a crossover very stylized
By opting for a “coupé” type body, Polestar will be able to optimize the aerodynamics of the vehicle, thereby improving efficiency, consumption and, ultimately, autonomy. In the absence of confirmation from the company, we can assume that the vehicle will exceed the 600km WLTP in its most capable versions.
“Aerodynamics will play a much bigger role in the design, In general, I think that the electric age will bring designs that are much more respectful of aerodynamics.. The combination of sitting in a very sporty but higher cabin gives you that feeling of being elevated. I think that concept will be very interesting.”
In the spy photos that we leave you below you can see the Polestar 4 will be closer to the proportions of a sedan fastback than an SUV to use. It will be a stylized car, with a wide wheelbase, a forward windshield, a very inclined rear window and overhangs reduced to their minimum expression.