The 2025 Polestar 4 EV – Polestar is known for creating painfully beautiful concept cars like the 6 Roadster and the sedan-like Precept (a.k.a. Polestar 5). Both of these beauties are in the works, and the company seems to be devoted to delivering its creative design to the masses—even if some features are undoubtedly odd. Look no further than the all-electric Polestar 4 2025, which was unveiled today at the Shanghai Auto Show.
2025 Polestar 4 EV Design
While the 2025 Polestar 4 EV is similar to the earlier 3, Polestar claims it was created from the bottom down rather than merely adapting the 3 to include a slanted roof. As a result, the company claims that the SUV’s headroom and rear passenger capacity have been optimized. The 2025 Polestar 4 is approximately 2 inches shorter than the 3, but the SUVs have a similar wheelbase, which suggests that their internal space is equivalent. The 4 is also 3 inches shorter and has less clearance from the sidewalk than the 5.
The 2025 Polestar 4 has several aeronautical features, such as a low nose, flush door handles, framed windows, and back aero blades, but probably more notable is what it does not have: a rear window. Although it appears paradoxical, Polestar claims that the car’s roof-mounted rear camera broadcasts a live video through the LCD in the vehicle’s rearview mirror and increases safety.
Polestar 4 EV Interior and Comfort
The interior of SUV 2025 Polestar 4 Electric vehicles is comprised of several environmentally friendly elements, notably an original knitted material produced from recycled polyester that was originally seen in the Precept, as well as eco-friendly vinyl, recycled fishing nets, and ethically sourced Nappa leather upholstery.
Aside from sustainability, the five-seat SUV prioritizes rear occupant comfort. According to the manufacturer, the lack of a rear window enables the vehicle’s panorama window roof to extend past the second-row head restraints, creating a bright and inviting atmosphere within the back seats. The glass roof has an electrochromic function that may change its visibility from dark to translucent.
Second-row passengers also have their own media and climate controls, which are located between the front seats. Inside the 4, there’s also natural illumination and new soft-touch material and color options.
2025 Polestar 4 EV Performance
The 2025 Polestar 4 is described as the fastest model the company has ever produced. While that isn’t much to brag about, the 544-hp dual-motor all-wheel-drive variant is reported to achieve 62 mph in 3.8 seconds, which isn’t bad given its restricted benchmarks. That’s somewhat faster than the 2023 Polestar 2 Performance, which reached 60 mph in 3.9 seconds.
The company makes no assertions about acceleration for the 272-hp single-motor rear-drive Polestar 4, but it does claim to be aiming for more than 300 miles of EPA-estimated range. Both variants share a battery with a usable quantity of 94 kWh. There isn’t any indication of charge durations at this point, but the highest charge rate is estimated to be up to 200 kilowatts using a DC fast charger; a 22-kW onboard charge is also incorporated. The Polestar 4 can also charge additional devices through simultaneous charging. This capacity is also available on some other electric cars like the Kia EV6 and Hyundai Ioniq 5.
Polestar 4 EV Charging
While the dual-motor Polestar 4 EV has a significant edge in terms of power and speed, the single-motor variant has a larger maximum range — up to 300 miles against 270 miles with AWD. Polestar’s range calculations are tentative, and the SUV has not yet obtained an EPA rating. The Polestar 3 has similar range estimates, but other competitors have higher ranges; the Model Y, for example, has a maximum range of 330 miles. Polestar claims that a Level 2 charger can boost the 4 from 0% to 100% in 5.5 hours, while an accessible DC fast charger would charge the battery from 5% to 80% in 32 minutes.
Polestar 4 EV Tech and Safety
The 2025 Polestar 4 EV will, like its siblings, utilize an Android Auto software package with Google Built-In, which may be hit or miss; Cars.com editors found it annoying in the Volvo XC40 Recharge (Volvo and Polestar are related brands), while the Polestar 2’s system was more user-friendly. The system is controlled by an ordinary 15.4-inch landscape-oriented touchscreen that supports Apple CarPlay and receives via internet upgrades. Speed, charge, and range data, as well as driver-assist features and navigation, are displayed on the 10.2-inch digital gauge cluster or projection onto the window via a 14.7-inch head-up display.
2025 Polestar 4 EV Price and Release Date
The 2025 Polestar 4 EV is slated to arrive in the United States in 2024. More information on the model destined for America will be released closer to its arrival, although Polestar estimates that it will start at about $60,000. The Polestar 3 starts at $85,300 (including a $1,400 destination charge).