Polestar 4 previewed, Shanghai motor show debut confirmed

The Polestar 4 electric coupe-styled SUV will make its global debut at the Shanghai motor show on April 18

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The Polestar 4 will be unveiled in Shanghai next week, the EV-only brand has confirmed

Mike Stevens

When it enters production, the Polestar 4 will be the Chinese-owned Swedish brand's fourth model – as its name suggests – but only the third to be offered as an ongoing global model. (The Polestar 1 was a limited-run performance coupe.)

Previewed a number of times since first appearing beneath a sheet in June 2022, the electric Polestar 4 SUV will wear a coupe-like shape.

The new model's final dimensions have not been confirmed, but, in terms of size and space, the 4 is expected to sit – somewhat confusingly – between the sedan-shaped 2 and the upcoming Polestar 3 large SUV.

As for clues, Polestar has offered the following details alongside today's teaser image.

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Comments from Polestar

"Design cues and sustainability enhancements initially showcased in Polestar’s concept cars will make their production debut in Polestar 4. The electric SUV coupé will also be the fastest Polestar production car to date."

Thomas Ingenlath, Polestar CEO, said: “Polestar 4 is not simply a modified version of our first SUV. Instead, we reconsidered the entire design to create a new breed of SUV coupé."

What's next?

The Polestar 4 will be followed in the coming year by the heavily previewed Polestar 5 four-door coupe and the hotly anticipated Polestar 6 roadster.

Catch up on the Polestar 4 in our evolving story below, and watch for the big reveal to come on April 18.

The story to here

January, 2023: The Polestar 4 electric coupe SUV has been spied testing in China for the first time, according to a Weibo user.


  • Polestar 4 coupe SUV potentially spied for the first time
  • Smaller, lower, sleeker footprint compared to Polestar 3
  • Expected to debut this year

It appears to have a smaller, lower footprint than the forthcoming Polestar 3 large SUV, with a sloping crossover-style roofline similar to the Jaguar I-Pace and Kia EV6, and the same split headlight signature as previewed with the Polestar 5 electric sedan set to follow in 2024.

The Sino-Swedish automaker is expected to debut its fourth vehicle later this year with a similar powertrain setup to its Polestar 3 counterpart.

2023 Polestar 4 Camoflage Weibo

The photographer snapped it next to the Zeeker 001 and other Geely models – all corporate stablemates to Polestar and Volvo Cars.

For reference, the Polestar 3 is based on the dedicated SPA2 electric vehicle platform shared with the flagship Volvo EX90 luxury electric SUV, using a 111kWh battery to deliver an estimated 610 kilometre driving range on the WLTP testing cycle.

On the flagship Long Range Dual Motor variant with the optional Performance Pack fitted, it produces 380kW of power and 910Nm of torque and is all-wheel drive.

2023 Polestar 4 Camoflage Weibo 2

Before these bespoke Polestar EVs, though, a major update to the Polestar 2 liftback is coming locally in the second-half of this year.

It brings a revised front grille design, larger battery on the long range variants, shifts to rear-wheel drive on single motor configurations, more power, faster charging and more standard safety assistance equipment, but adaptive cruise control will still be an option under the Pilot Pack.

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Publishing Director


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