2025 Polestar 4

2025 Polestar 4 Lands in New York

Even though Polestar has only just entered the SUV fracas with the Polestar 3, they’re not resting on their haunches; indeed, when you have as aggressive an expansion plan as they do – that’s five new models by 2026 – you must make haste.

So it goes at this year’s New York International Auto Show they debuted the Polestar 4 for the first time on North American soil, a vehicle they’re calling an “electric performance four-door coupe”, with a starting price in Canada of $64,900 for the single-motor rear-wheel-drive long range model, and $74,900 for the dual-motor all-wheel-drive version. The RWD single motor version is good for up to 483 kilometres, while the dual motor can do 435 km according to the manufacturer.

2025 Polestar 4

The styling helps to achieve that range, with frameless windows, flush-mount door pulls, and a low nose to better slice through the air ahead. Overall, the proportions are close to the Polestar 2 sedan, just a little…taller and bulkier. It’s a good look, somehow managing to look just futuristic and electric-y enough without going over the top and fitting well within the luxury car landscape.

Somewhat confusingly, that price means the Polestar 4 actually starts at less than does the Polestar 3, but it also sits between the Polestar 2 and 3 in terms of size so you can see the connection. The way Polestar’s nomenclature works is they’re naming their vehicles in the order they’re coming to market, as opposed to their size/price within the line-up.

2025 Polestar 4

Styling-wise, look for standard features like diamond-cut 20-inch wheels, panoramic glass roof, 8-way power driver’s seat and 360-degree parking camera with 3D view, while 22” wheels with gold stem caps and gold Brembo brake calipers – both nods to the Polestar-tuned Volvos of old – Harman Kardon premium audio and three-way climate control plus 12-way power driver’s seat all comes with various option packages.

In addition to all that range, the powertrain means that the Polestar 4 is the most powerful vehicle the company has ever released, good for 544 horsepower in certain configurations. That’s enough to propel the 4 from 0-100 km/h in under our seconds. The long-range model makes less power, with 272 hp and 253 pound-feet of torque but one can imagine that those looking for that model are in it more for range than outright pace.

Unlike other Polestar models, the 4 gets a landscape-format infotainment display as opposed to the vertical display seen elsewhere in the line up. It measures 15.4” and is your gateway to Google Built-in tech, which provides Google Maps, Google Assistant and Google Play. There will of course be over-the-air updates as well.

The 2025 Polestar 4 will be available later this year. Watch this space for a full report on the vehicle as it nears its release date.

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