Polestar 4 Electric Crossover Hits the Assembly Line in China

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Polestar is celebrating the start of production of the 2024 Polestar 4, with the first unit having rolled off the assembly line at the Geely-operated Hangzhou Bay facility in China, and it is the brand's first model to come to life there.
Sporting a white finish and the gold details that are part of the Performance Pack, the first Polestar 4 will remain in the People's Republic, where the Swedish automaker will kick off the deliveries before the year's end. Subsequently, the model will reach worldwide markets in early 2024.

"The first Polestar 4 rolling off the production line today is the culmination of hard work from countless colleagues and partners," said the brand's CEO, Thomas Ingenlath, who reminded everyone that it features a virtual rear window with a digital rearview mirror described as being "world-class."

The so-called "virtual rear window" means that it doesn't feature one at all, and in the company's own words, this move "enables a new kind of immersive rear occupant experience." Allowing drivers to see behind is a small screen mounted where the traditional rearview mirror would be, which is hooked up to a rear-facing camera mounted on the roof.

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Polestar's 4 is based on Geely's Sustainable Experience Architecture (SEA), which also underpins the Polestar 5, Volvo EM90, and the Zeekr 001 and 009. It uses a 102 kWh battery pack, which is the sole option. The base model features an electric motor generating 268 hp (272 ps/200 kW) and 253 lb-ft (343 Nm) of torque, driving the rear wheels. A dual-motor version is also available, with a total of 536 hp (544 ps/400 kW) and 506 lb-ft (686 Nm) on tap, taking 3.8 seconds to hit 62 mph (100 kph) from zero.

As expected from a modern electric vehicle with a premium twist, it has eco-friendly materials in the cabin, including 100% recycled PET and natural fiber polypropylene. Some of the technological highlights of the model are the 15.4-inch infotainment system running Android Automotive OS, a 10.2-inch digital gauge cluster, and a 14.7-inch head-up display. There is also a Harman Kardon audio available, an optional Nappa Pack, and a full-length glass roof offered as standard, which can be optioned with an electrochromic function.

At the official unveiling of the electric crossover more than half a year ago, Polestar said that it will also be available in North America and Europe, in addition to the Asia-Pacific region. Pricing details for these markets will be announced in due course. Subsequently, the Polestar 4 will enter production at the Busan factory in South Korea for the local market and for North America. According to the manufacturer, the model's assembly at the Korean facility will kick off in the second half of 2025.
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