Polestar is planning to launch a brand new smaller electrical crossover that may slot beneath the Polestar 3 within the lineup. Anticipated to be referred to as the Polestar 4, it could have simply been noticed as a closely camouflaged prototype in China, hiding underneath a canopy.
In reality, we are able to see that this prototype has each a physique wrap and extra camouflage cowl on prime, presumably to betray as little as doable. And but we are able to nonetheless observe many particulars, like the position of the sunshine clusters, the general form of the car and its distinctly coupe-like roofline.
It seems to be extra of a raised hatchback by way of its design, versus a mini SUV model. The roof does appear to dip fairly strongly in the direction of the rear, giving the car a fastback model rear finish. We will additionally see a crease via the camo ranging from the rear door handles, however we are able to’t inform whether or not it’s a design characteristic or if it’s meant to cover the precise form of the car’s flanks.
It could make sense for that crease to be there if the car was extra comparable in model to the Polestar 5 fastback, versus the Polestar 3 SUV. This implies to us that Polestar will attempt to make this taller car simply appear to be a standard hatchback, not go overboard with SUV styling cues.
The aspect profile shot places the car’s floor clearance into perspective – it frankly doesn’t look a lot taller than the present Polestar 2. It nearly seems just like the Tesla Mannequin Y from the aspect, nearly mirroring the American crossover’s very dramatic and distinctive roofline.
Details about the Polestar 4 is at the moment scarce. It is going to have all-wheel drive and a variety of as much as 600 km (400 miles) on one cost, however we don’t actually know an excessive amount of about it apart from that. It is usually believed that will probably be underpinned by the PMA (compact EV) platform, not SEA which will probably be utilized in bigger automobiles, however this has not been confirmed.
The Polestar 4 is believed to enter manufacturing in 2024, so there’s a likelihood we’ll get to see it by the top of this 12 months.