Polestar 4 Australian starts at A$81,500 price, up to 610 km range, will use Mobileye’s SuperVision Advanced Driver Assistance System

    Polestar makes impressive electric vehicles and having launched the Polestar 2, followed by the Polestar 3, now comes the Polestar 4.

    The car is now officially on sale in Europe and Australia, with the start of production from the middle of 2024, with first deliveries expected from August 2024.

    The design of the Polestar 4 takes the coupé and combines it with an SUV to create a new breed of SUV coupé. Design cues first seen on Polestar’s concept cars are brought to production in the fastest Polestar production car to date. Polestar 4 is positioned between Polestar 2 and Polestar 3 in terms of size and price.

    The introduction of Polestar 4 into all our markets through the course of 2024 is key to our success, adding this third model to our line-up. Polestar 4 tackles the premium performance class in the D-SUV segment.

    Polestar 4’s innovative interpretation of an SUV coupé offers great interior space and a stunning appearance.

    Thomas Ingenlath, Polestar CEO.

    Some key features of the Polestar 4 include:

    • The elimination of the rear window, enables an immersive rear occupant experience. The rear-view mirror is also replaced by a high-definition screen that shows a real-time feed from a roof-mounted rear camera, enabling a far wider field of view 
    • Aerodynamic efficiency is enhanced by the low nose, retractable door handles, flush glazing with frameless windows, rear aero blades and airflow optimisation around the rear light bar. 
    • Infotainment system powered by Android Automotive OS and the Snapdragon Cockpit Platform now utilising a 15.4″ landscape-orientated screen


    Design and in particular, sustainable design is a big feature of the Polestar brand. This includes eliminating the rear window. While this will be controversial to some, I know I haven’t looked out my rear-view mirror in a long time, with the right set of cameras and a digital display, it’s possible to move past a rear window. Polestar says it offers an immersive rear occupant experience.

    The design also separates the dual-blade front lights with unique Polestar light signature – complemented by the Polestar emblem with lighting from below.

    Aerodynamic efficiency is also critical to the range of an EV, and the P4 is slippery, thanks to retractable door handles (correcting the mistake of the P2), flush glazing with frameless windows, rear aero blades and air-flow optimisation around the rear light bar.

    Built on the premium Sustainable Experience Architecture (SEA) developed by Geely Holding, the Polestar 4 features a large body and long, 2,999 mm wheelbase. The overall length is 4,840 mm, and width is 2,139 mm, while offering plenty of headroom thanks to a height of 1,534 mm.

    The resulting generous interior proportions are especially evident in the rear, where occupants are cocooned in an intimate environment, with electrically reclining seats. Adjustable ambient lighting that adds an extra dimension to the interior, inspired by the solar system, allows the occupants to customise the driving environment.

    Thanks to the elimination of the rear window, the standard full-length glass roof stretches beyond the rear occupants’ heads, creating a truly unique interior ambience. A secondary media and climate control screen is mounted between the front seats to enable rear occupant control.

    The rear-view mirror is replaced by a high-definition screen that shows a real-time feed from a roof-mounted rear camera – enabling a far wider field of view than what can be experienced in most modern cars. The digital feed can be deactivated to allow drivers to instead see rear occupants if needed.

    With Polestar Precept we previewed a stunning new occupant experience by removing the rear window and pushing the rear header, which plays an integral safety role, further back. This means that now, rear occupants can have a unique experience in our SUV coupé.

    Maximilian Missoni, Head of Design at Polestar

    The interior and its materials have been designed around the theme of ‘soft tech’, drawing inspiration from the fashion and sportswear industries. Colour and material choices for Polestar 4 explore new executions for Polestar – including new exterior colours Storm and Electron, and a unique new interior colour, Mist.


    The Polestar 4 is their fastest production car to date. The 0-100 km/h sprint can be completed in just 3.8 seconds, surpassing the 4.2 seconds of the Polestar 2. This is achieved thanks to a max power output of 400 kW (544 hp). Motors are of a permanent magnet, synchronous design.

    Both single and dual-motor variants are available. Semi-active suspension features in the dual-motor version for an additional layer of adjustment between comfort and performance dynamics. Wheels range from 20 to 22″ in size, with tyres supplied by Pirelli and Michelin, depending on configuration.

    Both variants feature a substantial 100 kWh battery, which helps it achieve some impressive range figures.

    The dual motor features 400 kW (544 hp), 686 Nm and a preliminary range target of up to 580 km WLTP. A disconnect clutch allows the car to disengage the front electric motor when not needed, to maximise range and efficiency.

    The single motor version features a 200 kW (272 hp) and 343 Nm motor at the rear, and preliminary range target of up to 610 km WLTP.

    When it comes to charging, you’ll get rates of up to 200 kW DC and 22 kW AC. While 200kW falls short of the best in the industry, the car does offer bi-directional charging hardware.

    The Polestar 4 will offer vehicle-to-load (V2L) functionality, planned to be made available at a later date. This will provide power to external devices from Polestar 4. As with many modern EVs, a heat pump is fitted as standard, allowing the car to capitalise on ambient heat when preconditioning the cabin and battery.

    A new drive optimisation function allows the driver to select between Range or Performance driving modes in the Long-range Dual motor version. Performance mode sharpens up responsiveness from the powertrain and engages both motors at all times for full power delivery and best performance. Range mode prioritises efficiency, adapting the powertrain to a calmer style and forces use of only the rear motor.


    Polestar continues forward on technology towards a more entertaining, connected and autonomous future in all its cars.

    With the Polestar 4, the infotainment system powered by Android Automotive OS and the Snapdragon Cockpit Platform now utilises a 15.4″ landscape-oriented screen.

    With Google built-in, including Google Assistant, Google Maps and Google Play, Polestar continues to offer a leading connected experience. The close collaboration with Google allows Polestar to keep pushing the boundaries of the system.

    A Harman Kardon audio system is available as an option with 12 speakers and 1,400-Watt channel-hybrid amplifier. An additional two headrest speakers are added to each front seat with the optional Nappa Pack– raising the total to 16. Naturally, wireless Apple CarPlay is included.

    As with other Polestar cars, regular over-the-air (OTA) updates allow for new features and improvements to be sent remotely to all vehicles, removing the need to visit a workshop to gain the latest software.


    A new partnership with Mobileye will see the P4 get the SuperVision Advanced Driver Assistance System. A total of 12 cameras, one radar and twelve ultrasonic sensors are fitted as standard.

    This system features driver assist features including:

    • Autonomous lane changing
    • Highway & traffic jam assist
    • Point-to-point automated navigation & adaptive cruise control
    • Accelerating/decelerating to avoid other drivers cutting in
    • Front & rear collision avoidance
    • Evasive maneuver assist
    • Blind spot detection
    • Parking visualization & parking applications

    This includes a driver monitoring camera, which only relays data and does not record video, to monitor the driver’s eyes and head movements to help avoid incidents related to fatigue or incapacitation.
    Together with hands-on detection in the steering wheel, the driver monitoring system helps to keep the driver actively engaged in driving, as required.

    A 10.2″-inch” driver display is mounted ahead of the steering column and includes speed, battery and range information. When engaged by various assistance systems, a virtual environment can show other road users, current driving assistance functions and navigation information.

    To reduce distraction, a head-up display (HUD) with 14.7″ projection area in front of the driver relays key vehicle, telephony and navigation information to the windscreen, further improving driver attentiveness. A clever ‘snow mode’ function for the HUD switches the text colour from white to yellow, improving visibility in snowy environments.

    The optional Pilot Pack includes enhanced Pilot Assist with lane change assist, initiated by the driver tapping the indicator stalk in the desired direction.


    Polestar 4 carries the lowest carbon footprint of all its cars at launch. Produced in Geely Holdings’ SEA factory in Hangzhou Bay, China, it uses green energy sources, low-carbon aluminium from smelters using hydropower electricity helps reduce the climate impact further.

    Aluminium represents 22.4-24% of the carbon footprint, while steel and iron constitute 20%, and battery modules account for the highest share of the carbon footprint of materials production and refining at 36-40%.

    By using a mono-material approach, all layers of certain components are produced from the same base material. This allows them to be recycled more effectively and efficiently by eliminating the need for incompatible materials to be separated before recycling.

    Inlay carpets in the interior 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 results in up to 50% less virgin plastic and a weight saving of up to 40%. MicroTech, first introduced in Polestar 3, is a bio-attributed vinyl that replaces crude oil with pine oil in its construction and features a recycled textile backing.

    Equipment packs and upgrades

    Standard vehicle specification is high, with additional packages tailored to adding specific options that enhance overall enjoyment. The Plus Pack comprises comfort and technology upgrades, with the Pro Pack adding 21-inch wheels and subtle design details. The Nappa upgrade can be specified in addition to the Plus Pack, and includes animal welfare-secured Nappa leather upholstery with ventilation and massage, additional headrest speakers for the front seats and rear comfort headrests.

    The Pilot Pack includes Pilot Assist and its extended features, and is included as standard in Australia. The Performance Pack increases the performance look and driving experience of the Long-Range Dual motor version, with 22-inch wheels, 4-piston Brembo brakes, Polestar Engineered performance chassis tuning and Swedish gold details for the brakes, seat belts and valve caps.

    Price and Availability

    All details can be found in the Polestar 4 car configurator which is now live at

    Polestar 4Indicative pricing incl. GST
    Long Range, Single motorA$81,500
    Long Range, Dual motorA$93,050
    Pilot PackIncluded
    Plus PackA$8,000
    Pro PackA$2,500
    Performance Pack (dual-motor only)A$7,200
    Jason Cartwright
    Jason Cartwright
    Creator of techAU, Jason has spent the dozen+ years covering technology in Australia and around the world. Bringing a background in multimedia and passion for technology to the job, Cartwright delivers detailed product reviews, event coverage and industry news on a daily basis. Disclaimer: Tesla Shareholder from 20/01/2021

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