A year earlier, in 2023, Polestar will start producing the 4 in Hangzhou Bay. That means each Polestar will be made in a different factory. The Polestar 2 is produced in Luqiao, and the Polestar 3 will roll off the assembly line in Charleston, Ridgeville, South Carolina. The company will also manufacture it in Chengdu, possibly for the Chinese market.
According to Autocar, the Polestar 4 will be the SUV version of the Polestar 2, something the shared market segment for these vehicles already suggested. You can also consider it as Polestar’s version of the Volvo C40. Hopefully, it will look better.
Thomas Ingenlath told the British magazine that the future SUV would have the same powertrain that the Polestar 3 will get, which should make it even sportier due to the lower weight. At the same time, it will be weird if the Polestar 4 turns out to be quicker than the Polestar 3.
The new info shows that the only logic being followed by Polestar when naming its vehicles is their presentation order. Even and odd numbers serve SUVs (3 and 4), and the company’s former flagship (1) will be replaced by the higher number so far (5). It seems Polestar will keep the same random strategy for future vehicles: if it were willing to adjust it, its three new EVs would already have different designations.
I mean, look at the Geely/Volvo production facilities Polestar can call on. Should it have a start-up valuation (hot!) or a legacy valuation (meh)? Or a start-up with legacy advantages (scorching?). pic.twitter.com/TrZRFvf5Ee— Nick Gibbs (@NickGibbs) September 28, 2021