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2023 Polestar 4 electric SUV teased

Polestar has teased its upcoming electric coupe SUV, entering production next year, and revealed more of its larger performance SUV due this year.

William Stopford
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Electric vehicle brand Polestar has teased its upcoming coupe SUV, while providing a better look at two other upcoming models.

The 2023 Polestar 4 is depicted in a model range photo shared by the company on social media, though it’s covered by a sheet.

Despite the concealment, we can make out that it’s lower and sleeker than the upcoming Polestar 3, with a more coupe-like roofline.

As with the rest of the Polestar line-up, there’s a full-width tail light assembly.

Polestar says it’s targeting the Porsche Macan with its “luxury aero” Polestar 4; the Macan name will soon be used on a dedicated electric vehicle.

It’ll be produced in China from 2023.

The Polestar 4 will be smaller and more affordable than the upcoming Polestar 3, a more upright SUV which shares its platform with the upcoming replacement for the Volvo XC90 that’s expected to be called the Embla.

Polestar is calling the upcoming 3 a performance SUV, and it’s expected to be aimed more at enthusiasts than its more family-focused Volvo counterpart.

The brand says the 3 will tackle the Porsche Cayenne. Electric rivals will comprise the Audi e-tron and BMW iX, among others, though these are less overtly performance-focused.

It’ll be produced in both China and the US, with production commencing this year.

Both Polestar SUVs will have a targeted range of more than 600km.

The company released a teaser of its large SUV earlier this month, revealing its side profile. The latest teaser shows it’ll also feature a full-width light bar like its stablemates.

Polestar is aiming to debut an autonomous highway driving feature on this model, featuring technology from Waymo, Nvidia and Zenseact.

Polestar CEO Thomas Ingenlath has previously said he’s targeting a €45,000 (A$67,134) price point for the Polestar 4, and a €75,000 (A$111,890) price point for the Polestar 3.

The company also continues to tease the Polestar 5, of which a prototype will debut at the 2022 Goodwood Festival of Speed this month.

Production of the electric grand tourer will begin in 2024 in China.

As the latest teasers and leaked patent images have shown, the sleek fastback remains faithful to the Precept concept, though it now features conventional mirrors and front-hinged rear doors.

Polestar sold around 29,000 vehicles globally in 2021, but by 2025 it aims to be selling 290,000 vehicles globally with its dramatically expanded model line.

By 2025, it’s expecting to be producing 30,000 examples of its Polestar 5 grand tourer, 79,000 units of the Polestar 4, 77,000 units of the Polestar 3, and 104,000 units of the Polestar 2.

Polestar is a Sweden-based joint venture company run by Volvo and its Chinese parent Geely Holding, poised for an imminent Nasdaq SPAC IPO set to close this year.

In Australia, it’s selling online. Rather than dealerships, it has boutique-style Polestar Spaces for customers to experience the products hands-on before signing on the dotted line.

Only one model is offered at present: the Polestar 2, which shares its CMA platform with the Volvo XC40.

The first Polestar model was the brand’s only non-EV. The Polestar 1 was a sleek two-door coupe which featured a plug-in hybrid powertrain.

The names Polestar chooses for its cars aren’t based on their position within the line-up, but rather the order in which they’re released.

MORE: 2024 Polestar 5 design revealed in patent images

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William Stopford
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William Stopford is an automotive journalist based in Brisbane, Australia. William is a Business/Journalism graduate from the Queensland University of Technology who loves to travel (remember that?), briefly lived in the US, and has a particular interest in the American car industry.

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