Polestar 4 is now available for purchase in Europe and Australia, following its initial deliveries in China in late 2023. Positioned between Polestar 2 and Polestar 3 in terms of size, Polestar 4 represents a fusion of coupe aerodynamics and SUV space.
Built on the Sustainable Experience Architecture (SEA) platform developed by Geely Holding, Polestar 4 is a D-segment SUV coupe with sizeable interior proportions, especially in the rear where electrically reclining seats offer an intimate environment. The elimination of the rear window allows for a full-length glass roof, for an ambient interior atmosphere.
According to the automotive manufacturer, the Polestar’s interior materials follow a ‘soft tech’ theme, with a focus on sustainability through a mono-material approach for effective recycling.
New materials include a tailored knit textile made of 100% recycled PET; bio-attributed MicroTech vinyl, which was introduced in Polestar 3, replaces crude oil with pine oil and includes a recycled textile backing; and traced leather sourced from Bridge of Weir – where raw hides come from Scottish farms. Polestar says these farms are independently rated by the Animal Protection Index as being of the highest global standard.
The tailored knit upholstery, introduced in the Precept concept car, was created in collaboration with The Swedish School of Textiles and suppliers.
In addition, the manufacturer outlines that inlay carpets use recycled PET, floor carpets use Econyl incorporating reclaimed fishing nets and specific door trim panels are made from NFPP for a reduction in virgin plastic use.
Safety was another consideration in Polestar 4, with features such as Mobileye’s SuperVision advanced driver assistance system, which features 12 cameras, one radar and 12 ultrasonic sensors as standard. A driver monitoring camera, focused on the driver’s eye and head movements, along with hands-on detection in the steering wheel, aims to keep the driver actively engaged.
Other assistance systems create a virtual environment displaying road users, driving assistance functions and navigation information. To minimize distraction, a head-up display (HUD) with a 14.7in projection area relays vehicle, telephony and navigation details onto the windshield, improving driver attentiveness.