A new era at Polestar: Discover the revolutionary Polestar 4 SUV and its sustainable approach

A new era at Polestar: Discover the revolutionary Polestar 4 SUV and its sustainable approach

Polestar is launching the 4, a coupe SUV inspired by the Precept model that is positioned between the 2 and 3.

A new era at Polestar

In 1996, Polestar was born as a the company focused on high performance racing in close cooperation with Volvo. Over time, it evolved into an independent brand of high-quality, high-performance electric vehicles. In 2015, Volvo acquired all shares of Polestar, and his racing team was named Cyan Racing. Later, in 2017, after extensive branding work and strategic development, Volvo announced that Polestar will develop its cars as an independent entity within the Volvo group.

During this period, Volvo produced models such as S60 Polestarand later, XC60 y S60 Polestar Made, known for their sporty appearance and strong character. Polestar’s first model was the 1, a hybrid coupe reminiscent of a fairy tale. Volvo P1800. Then, they launched a second model, the Polestar 2, a sedan intended to compete directly with the Tesla Model 3.

The brand is stands out for its commitment to sustainability and reducing environmental impact, contributing to the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions and supporting the transition towards a low carbon economy. In addition, Polestar is recognized for its creativity and use of sustainable materialswith cars designed for a modern and aerodynamic look, built with high quality materials and attention to detail.

A new perspective

With this new presentation, Polestar brings us an example that marks the before and after concept of coupe-like SUVs. Thomas Ingenlath, CEO of Polestar, comments at the model presentation that they have taken a completely new approach to the design of the SUV coupe. Instead of limiting themselves to modifying the SUV to give it a more aerodynamic line at the expense of reducing height and comfort, they have designed the Polestar 4 from the ground up in a way that seeks balance between the comfort and experience of sitting and the beauty of the outside.

Sustainability in care

In the Polestar 4, We have sought to make the model and its carbon footprint as sustainable as possible.. So measures are being included to increase transparency in the supply chain, or tracking of hazardous materials in batteries via blockchain. In addition to the Polestar 4 sustainability statement, a full life cycle assessment (LCA) including the actual carbon footprint will also be published in 2024.

Polestar 4 lifetime carbon footprint

Polestar has taken an innovative approach by applying a single-material concept to the interior materials of its cars, simplifying the recycling process by using a single base material in all layers of certain components. Among the materials used are special fabrics with 100% recycled PET, MicroTech vinyl bioattributed and nappa upholstery and animal protection certificate.

The special fabric made of 100% recycled polyester is very unique, organized in collaboration with the Swedish Textile School reduce waste. In addition, processing equipment is used as such PET in the interior lining and ECONYL in the matstime the door panels are made by NFPP, reducing virgin plastic up to 50% and vehicle weight up to 40%. Also notable is the use of MicroTech, a bio-based vinyl made from pine oil and recycled textile reinforcement, introduced for the first time on the Polestar 3.

Based on the SEA platform

The SEA platform (Sustainable Experience Architecture) is a special platform for electric vehicles developed by Geely and Volvo. It allows the creation of many types of structures, from sections A to E.

SEA is cheaper than a dedicated platform and offers greater freedom in terms of design and functionality. It can take front, rear or all-wheel drive models, and is capable of carrying up to three electric motors.. In addition, the wheelbase can vary from 1,800 to 3,300 millimeters, which allows for a variety of size options of the car.

Polestar 4 powertrain

On the other hand, the Polestar 4 This is the fastest series production car to date.. It can accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in just 3.8 seconds and develops a maximum power of 400 kW (544 hp). At launch there will be 2 types of motorization with one motor on the rear axle and two motors, one on the front axle and the other on the rear axle. These must be paired with a 102 kWh Long Range battery.

One of the new features of the Polestar 4 is the integration of a new function which allows you to increase the engine, allowing the driver to choose between freedom and power in the Long Range Dual Motor version. Power mode sharpens the powertrain’s response and makes both engines work to produce maximum power while Range mode prioritizes performance, smoothing out the powertrain’s response and using only the rear engine.

Security front

Safety is part of Polestar’s DNA thanks to its relationship with Volvo. Polestar 4 includes advanced safety technology like other models of the brand. The partnership included featuring smart safety technology, including an advanced driver assistance system SuperVision from Mobileye.

The vehicle includes a LiDAR system, and a total of 12 cameras, radar and 12 ultrasonic sensors. Including a driver monitoring camera that follows the driver’s head and eye movements to avoid accidents due to fatigue or distraction. With the recognition of hands on the wheel, the driver monitoring system helps to focus attention on the road.

Front LiDAR sensor

Like the instrument panel A 10.2-inch screen is included which provides speed, battery and freedom information. Connected to different assistance systems, the online environment can show other road users, active driving assistance features and navigation information. In addition to the Title Display and a Projection area of ​​14.7 inches on the windshield has a “Snowy Way” which changes the text color from white to yellow to improve visibility.

Scandinavian design

Reflecting the brand’s emphasis on design, the Polestar 4 is more focused on the design elements introduced in the model. Polestar command. That including the absence of a rear window providing a new immersive experience for the occupants of the rear seat, as well as the separation of Two Blade Lights with exclusive Polestar lighting, to which must be added the Polestar logo illuminated from below with millimeter precision.

One of the most worked elements in the design is aerodynamic efficiencywhich has been improved with a lower nose, retractable door handles, flat glass with frameless windows, rear spoilers and improved airflow around the rear light bar.

At the front, a large lower lip for cooling and aerodynamics stands, optics and LED technology divided into two in the shape of a “pistol”. The helmet has a muscular design under which the star of the brand pillar stands in front, and the face is formed as a shadow catcher in the upper part of the lower lip.

Front Polestar 4

The side it definitely reminds them of the Polestar 2in this the coupé line stands above all, the big tires between 20 and 22 inches or the handles slide with the body, as well as the ribs on the doors in the lower part of the middle. The heel and part of the door is finished with a matte plastic finish, which gives appearance of a certain country. The belt line is definitely seen rising towards the C-pillar, so that the appearance of the coupe is emphasized by the lowering of the roof.

The future Polestar 4

The rear is perhaps the view that attracts the attention of the Polestar 4, since the rear window is left as it is in the Commandment, that it may be known significantly more minimalist and modern. The rear optics include LED technology, trying to create a kind of raised rectangle, thus creating a greater sense of width. Below this the polar star is added as the only symbolic name. Finally, two air vents are included in the bumper, thus providing additional width and playabilityIn addition, the lower part of the bumper is finished with a matte plastic finish.

Polestar 4 back

The interior, like the rest of the design, follows the Polestar design set in recent years, although in this case it is given a facelift to update the cabin. Interior is governed by a large screen in landscape orientation unlike the company’s latest presentation, where the screens were in a vertical configuration. newly designed steering wheel includes a new button panel and updated center consolebehind this we find 10.2-inch digital instrument cluster. The center console has a design that goes down to the palm rest, in said console there is a round knifefrom where you can control the volume or part of the multimedia system.

Interior Polestar 4

The Polestar 4 has definitely reinvented the coupe SUV concept, and this design is likely to be replicated in other competing models. Production of the Polestar 4 is scheduled to begin in mid-2024 and its starting price is €65,900.