Polestar, the electric car brand owned by Volvo and Geely, has launched its latest model, the Polestar 4, in Europe and Australia. The Polestar 4 is a compact SUV that competes with the likes of the Tesla Model Y, the Audi Q4 e-tron, and the Hyundai Ioniq 5.

What makes the Polestar 4 stand out?

The Polestar 4 is the first electric SUV coupe from Polestar, which was established in 2017 as a separate brand from Volvo. The Polestar 4 follows the Polestar 1, a plug-in hybrid coupe, and the Polestar 2, a fully electric sedan.

The Polestar 4 is based on the Volvo XC40 Recharge, which shares the same platform and battery pack. However, the Polestar 4 has a more distinctive design, with a sleeker profile, a lower roofline, and a unique grille and headlights. The Polestar 4 also has a larger touchscreen, a vegan interior, and a Google-powered infotainment system.

The Polestar 4 offers two variants: a single-motor version with 231 horsepower and a dual-motor version with 402 horsepower. Both versions have a 78 kWh battery that provides an estimated range of 260 miles on the WLTP cycle. The Polestar 4 can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 4.7 seconds for the dual-motor version and 7.4 seconds for the single-motor version. The Polestar 4 can also support fast charging up to 150 kW, which can replenish 80% of the battery in 40 minutes.

How much does the Polestar 4 cost?

The Polestar 4 is priced at $59,900 for the single-motor version and $69,900 for the dual-motor version in Europe. In Australia, the prices are $64,900 and $74,900, respectively. The Polestar 4 is available for online ordering and delivery, as well as through selected Polestar Spaces, which are physical showrooms where customers can experience the cars in person.

The Polestar 4 is also eligible for various incentives and subsidies in different markets. For example, in Germany, the Polestar 4 can receive a $10,800 grant from the government, reducing the effective price to $49,100 for the single-motor version and $59,100 for the dual-motor version. In France, the Polestar 4 can benefit from an $8,100 bonus, bringing the price down to $51,800 and $61,800, respectively. In the UK, the Polestar 4 can qualify for a $4,500 discount, making the price $55,400 and $65,400, respectively.

How does the Polestar 4 compare to its rivals?

The Polestar 4 is one of the most anticipated electric SUVs of 2024, as it aims to challenge the dominance of the Tesla Model Y, which is the best-selling electric SUV-coupe in the world. The Polestar 4 has some advantages over the Tesla Model Y, such as:

  • A more premium and refined design, both inside and out
  • A more advanced and user-friendly infotainment system powered by Google
  • A more sustainable and ethical production process, with lower carbon footprint and vegan materials
  • A more personalized and convenient customer service, with online ordering, home delivery, and subscription options

However, the Polestar 4 also has some disadvantages compared to the Tesla Model Y, such as:

  • A lower range and performance, especially for the single-motor version
  • A higher price, especially in markets where Tesla has a significant price advantage
  • A smaller network of charging stations, especially in remote areas
  • A lower brand recognition and awareness, especially among mainstream consumers

The Polestar 4 also faces competition from other electric SUVs, such as the Audi Q4 e-tron and the Hyundai Ioniq 5, which offer similar features and specifications but with different styles and prices. The Audi Q4 e-tron is more expensive than the Polestar 4, but it has a more luxurious and spacious interior and a more established brand reputation. The Hyundai Ioniq 5 is cheaper than the Polestar 4, but it has a more futuristic and versatile design, a longer range, and faster charging.

What is the future of Polestar?

The Polestar 4 is the third model from Polestar, and it marks the expansion of the brand into new segments and markets. Polestar plans to launch more models in the future, including a larger SUV, a sports car, and a crossover. Polestar also aims to become a leader in sustainability and innovation by using more recycled and renewable materials, reducing its carbon emissions, and developing new technologies and services.

The Polestar 4 is a significant step for Polestar, as it showcases its vision and ambition to become a major player in the electric car industry. The Polestar 4 is a compelling alternative to the Tesla Model Y, as well as other electric SUVs, as it offers a unique combination of design, performance, and technology. The Polestar 4 is not only an electric car but also a statement of what Polestar stands for: pure, progressive, and performance. @via Polestar.

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