2024 Polestar 4 EV debut: 102 kWh battery for up to 600km range WLTP; fastest production model yet – paultan.org

Polestar has now introduced the polar star 4that the high-performance brand calls SUV coupé and that arrives as the second SUV in its range after the Polaris SUV 3 that’s more of a two box silhouette. Notably, the rear of the Polestar 4 does away with a conventional glass display – more on that in a bit.

The Polestar 4 sits between the polar star 2 and the Polestar 3 in terms of size, according to the company, with the brand’s latest model continuing the demonstration of key design elements first seen on the Polar Star Precept Concept.

The Polestar 4 measures 4,839mm long, 2,139mm wide and 1,544mm tall with a 2,999mm wheelbase. The exterior dimensions make for generous interior proportions, particularly for rear-seat occupants, says Polestar.

The aforementioned removal of the rear glass screen allows the full-length glass roof to extend rearward beyond the heads of rear-seat passengers for a “unique interior environment,” says Polestar. This full-length glass roof can be chosen with electrochromic functionality, allowing the roof to become transparent or opaque based on occupants’ preference.

With a solid panel residing where a glass window would normally be, the position of the rearview mirror is replaced by one on the Polestar 4 with a high-definition head-up display that displays a video feed from the rearview camera mounted on the vehicle. roof, which Polestar says offers a much wider view than experienced in most modern cars.

The powertrain for the Polestar 4 comes in single-motor rear-wheel drive and dual-motor four-wheel-drive forms, the latter delivering up to 544hp and 686Nm of torque from a permanent magnet synchronous motor on each axle. In this configuration, the Polestar 4 will accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 3.8 seconds, making it the brand’s fastest-accelerating production model to date, says Polestar.

Meanwhile, the single-motor rear-wheel drive variant of the Polestar 4 is rated at 272hp and 343Nm of torque, or exactly half the power of the twin-motor variant, here sending outputs to the rear wheels.

All versions of the Polestar 4 support charging up to 200 kW DC and 22 kW AC, and the electric coupe-SUV features bi-directional charging for vehicle-to-charge (V2L) capability for external electrical devices to be powered by the vehicle. A heat pump comes standard on the Polestar 4, allowing battery and cabin preconditioning using ambient heat.

Power comes from a 102 kWh battery that offers up to 560km of range in the WLTP test protocol for the twin-engine variant and a “preliminary range target of up to 600km” for the single-engine variant, according to Polestar. .

Circular sustainability and the use of low-carbon materials continue to be themes for Polestar’s cabin trim, and the Polestar 4 employs a single-material approach first seen in the Polestar electric roadster conceptthat has been confirmed to enter production as the Polestar 6.

Here, Polestar uses custom-woven upholstery in the cabin, an industry first according to Polestar. It’s made from 100% recycled polyester and the material has been created to fit without cuts, thereby reducing waste material.

Infotainment is a 15.4-inch portrait-oriented center display and a 2-inch driver’s display, powered by the Snapdragon Cockpit platform and Android Automotive operating system, and the built-in Google Brings Google Assistant, Google Maps, and Google Play.

The driver also gets a head-up display with a 14.7-inch projection area, providing key vehicle, phone and navigation information. For those driving in the snow, a snow mode changes the HUD text from white to yellow for better readability in snowy situations.

Optional audio equipment includes a 12-speaker Harman Kardon sound system with 1,400-watt output, while the optional Nappa package adds another two speakers inside each front seat headrest for a total of 16 speakers. As with all Polestar vehicles, new features and updates are shipped over the air.

Passive safety in the Polestar 4 includes up to nine airbags, while a new partnership with Mobileye brings the SuperVision advanced driver assistance system. This is made up of 12 cameras, a radar and 12 ultrasonic sensors as standard for the Polestar 4, including a driver monitoring camera that only transmits data and does not record video.

It monitors the driver’s eyes and head movements for impending incidents due to fatigue or incapacity. Along with a convenient sensing system for the steering wheel, the driver monitoring system helps keep the driver engaged in driving, Polestar says.

In addition to the standard equipment specification, the Polestar 4 can also be specified with additional equipment packages. A Plus package provides technological and comfort upgrades, while the Plus Pro package adds exterior color coding, electrochromic glass roof and additional cab lighting.

Adding to the Plus package is the Nappa package, which brings animal-safe Nappa leather upholstery to the seats with ventilation, massage, and additional headrest speakers for the front seats. Meanwhile, the Pilot package adds Pilot Assist along with the extended features that come with it.

Last but not least, the Performance Pack brings a sportier look to the Long Range Dual Motor variant with 22-inch alloy wheels, Brembo four-piston brakes, chassis tuning by Polestar Engineered and the addition of ‘Swedish gold’ ‘ for brakes, seat belts and tire valve covers.

The market launch of the Polestar 4 comes first in China, where production in Hangzhou will begin in November this year. Other markets, including those in Europe, North America and Asia Pacific, are planned for early 2024, with details of those markets to be revealed next year, Polestar says. The indicative price is 60,000 euros (RM292,053), the company says.

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