The upcoming Polestar 4 electric ‘coupe SUV’ appears to have been spied in China ahead of its confirmed reveal later this year.

    A Weibo user uploaded the photos of this heavily camouflaged Polestar 4 prototype parked alongside what appears to be a Lotus Type 133 electric sedan prototype, among other Geely prototypes.

    The Polestar 4 will be the company’s second electric crossover, following the Polestar 3, and will rival the likes of the Tesla Model Y and the forthcoming Porsche Macan EV.

    It’ll be produced in China from this year.

    A previous teaser image of the initial Polestar range showed the 4 is lower and sleeker than the Polestar 3, with a more coupe-like roofline.

    These latest spy photos show the Polestar 4 looks like a ‘coupe SUV’ version of the Zeekr 001, which is an electric shooting brake from another Geely-owned sub-brand.

    It’s possible the Polestar 4 could be built on a variation of Geely’s Sustainable Experience Architecture (SEA) that’s used by the likes of the Zeekr 001.

    Comparing the two vehicles like for like show the camouflaged Polestar 4 prototype has a shorter rear overhang. This could mean it’s slightly shorter than the Zeekr 001.

    For context, the Zeekr 001 measures in at 4970mm long, the Polestar 3 is 4900mm long, and the Polestar 2 is 4606mm long.

    The spied Polestar 4 prototype also has a more prominent tailgate than the Zeekr 001 with an elongated D-pillar.

    At the front of this spied Polestar 4 prototype there are split headlights that look similar to previous Polestar 5 prototypes.

    The Weibo user didn’t capture any images of the rear or interior of this Polestar 4 prototype, but the previous teaser image shows the ‘coupe SUV’ will have a full-width tail light assembly like the rest of the Polestar line-up.

    Polestar CEO Thomas Ingenlath has previously said he’s targeting a €45,000 ($A68,873) price point for the Polestar 4.

    This is €5000 ($A7652) cheaper than the recently-updated Polestar 2, which now starts at €50,190 ($A76,816) in Europe.

    The Polestar 4 also has a targeted range of more than 600km according to an undisclosed efficiency testing cycle.

    Beyond the upcoming Polestar 4 ‘coupe SUV’, the company will begin production of its Polestar 5 four-door grand tourer in 2024 – bringing the Polestar Precept concept car to life.

    Polestar also recently announced it’s building a production version of its O2 concept, called the Polestar 6, which will launch in 2026.

    The recently-floated Polestar as a company estimates it sold 51,500 vehicles last year, up 80 per cent year-on-year and buoyed by a sizeable fourth-quarter delivery figure of 21,000 vehicles. It expects to increase sales to 80,000 units in 2023.

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    Jack Quick

    Jack Quick is an automotive journalist based in Melbourne. Jack studied journalism and photography at Deakin University in Burwood, and previously represented the university in dance nationally. In his spare time, he loves to pump Charli XCX and play a bit of Grand Theft Auto. He’s also the proud owner of a blue, manual 2020 Suzuki Jimny.

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