Swedish auto brand Polestar is set to reveal its third and newest all-electric vehicle at the Shanghai Auto Show on April 18, 2023.
Dubbed the Polestar 4, the car is designed to be slightly smaller than the Polestar 3 and higher from the ground than the Polestar 2, making it more aerodynamic. The sporty electric SUV coupe — which the carmaker said is “enhanced by modern technology” — is expected to compete with the upcoming Porsche Macan EV.
The new model, according to Polestar CEO Thomas Ingenlath, is not just a modified version of the first SUV.
“Instead, we reconsidered the entire design to create a new breed of SUV coupé,” said the CEO.
Polestar 4 is equipped with a battery life of about 373 miles and is expected to sprint from zero to 62 mph (100 km/h) in under 4 seconds.
The announcement comes before the Polestar 3 is released worldwide, with pre-orders still ongoing. The Polestar 3 will be available in the last quarter of 2023, while the Polestar 5 will be available sometime in 2024.
The brand has released a teaser image along with the announcement, showing the front end of the vehicle covered in a white sheet. From what can be seen, the Polestar 4 features similar headlights to its predecessor and possesses distinct ridges on both sides of the hood.
Apart from showcasing its newest model, Polestar will also debut the recently-updated Polestar 2 and the newly-released Polestar 3 at the auto show. Polestar 4 itself is expected to enter the Chinese market in late 2023.
Polestar 4 does not have a price tag yet, but Ingenlath had previously said in 2021 that the model would probably be priced at around $60,000 (€55,000). The carmaker is expected to sell 43,000 units of the new model worldwide in 2024 and 79,000 units in 2025.
Polestar has also set significant targets for its SUV lineup, with 160,000 SUVs projected to be manufactured a year by 2025.