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News The Polestar 4 Enters Production in China

The Polestar 4 Enters Production in China

The Polestar 4 has now entered production in China, with deliveries planned by the end of the year.

  • This new electric SUV will be introduced to other world markets in early 2024.

  • Vehicles available in North America will be manufactured in South Korea.

  • This model is a coupe-like SUV that shares design elements with the upcoming Polestar 5 sedan.

The Polestar 4 has now begun rolling down the production line in China, with international sales planned to start early next year.

Unveiled back in April, this coupe-like SUV will be the third model in the brand’s lineup, after the Polestar 2 sedan and the Polestar 3 large SUV.

Despite what its name might suggest, the Polestar 4 will slot between the two existing models in terms of size and price, with a launch MSRP expected to be around $60,000 in the United States.

The Polestar 4 shares its platform and many of its design cues with the upcoming Polestar 5 sports sedan, including the lack of a rear window, which is replaced by a digital rear-view mirror that shows a live camera feed of what’s behind the vehicle.

Despite sharing its platform, the Polestar 4 won’t benefit from the same level of performance. This is not to say it will be slow, however, since the automaker has confirmed up to 544 horsepower will be available from a dual-motor powertrain, which should be good for a 0 to 60 mph sprint in less than 3.8 seconds.

2024 Polestar 4 production | Photo: Polestar

It isn’t clear whether the Polestar 4 will also offer the same 800-volt battery architecture as the sedan, but the company says the max charging rate will be 200 kW on a level 3 fast-charger and 22 kW on a residential level-2 system. Bi-directional charging will also be available.

A Long range version powered by a single motor generating 272 horsepower on the rear axle will be available, with a targeted range of 483 kilometers EPA.

Starting toward the end of the year, the Polestar 4 will only be sold in China, where it is also manufactured in a factory that is operated by Geely, the Swedish company’s Chinese owner.

In a bid to lower its overall carbon footprint, Polestar chose this factory because it runs entirely on renewable energy and makes use of various technologies to reduce its environmental impact, such as special filtering of the paint booth to reduce emissions and lower air conditioning needs by about 60%, making the new model the most eco-friendly Polestar vehicle at launch.

International sales will follow quickly since the company is targeting early 2024 for the first deliveries outside of China.

From the second half of 2025, the Polestar 4 will also be manufactured in a new facility in Busan, South Korea, including the vehicles destined for the North American market. It is unclear if this means that American and Canadian buyers will have to wait until then to receive their Polestar 4 or if the first units sold here will be made in China.

2024 Polestar 4 production | Photo: Polestar

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