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Polestar’s Stunning Tesla Model Y Competitor Has No Rear Window

SUV coupes are taking the world by storm and they’re making a particularly loud splash in the electric vehicle market with the world’s number one selling vehicle, the Tesla Model Y. Now, Polestar is throwing its hat into the ring with the release of the Polestar 4 and they’ve arguably made the most beautiful example with a striking design without a rear window. Yes, the Polestar 4 electric vehicle gets a full-length glass roof that stretches beyond the rear occupants’ heads while a high-definition screen replaces the rear-view mirror.

The Polestar 4 is priced from AUD$81,500 plus on-road costs and neatly slots in between the Polestar 2 and Polestar 3 in terms of size and price. It will arrive in Australia towards the middle of 2024, with the first deliveries expected in August.

RELATED: We tested and reviewed the updated Polestar 2, check it out.

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2025 Polestar 4 | Image: Polestar

Plenty of Power, Has Great Range

The design is a mix of rakish lines that combine with a sloping roofline and low nose. Retractable door handles, flush glazing with frameless windows, rear aero blades and the obligatory rear light bar create a handsome-looking SUV Coupe. The Polestar 4 borrows heavily from the Precept concept car, including removing the rear window.

Performance is expected from the brand and there’s plenty here. The Polestar 4 is the brand’s fastest car and uses a dual motor set-up producing 400 kW (544 hp) and 686Nm while still offering 580km of range (WLTP). As a result, the 0-100 km/h acceleration time is 3.8 seconds.

The frugal single-motor variant will be offered with the same 100kWh battery pack and brings more range with up to 610km WLTP. Charging is equally as impressive, at up to 200 kW DC and 22 kW AC charging for all versions, and the charge lid is motorised too. V2L capability is also there.

Interior of the new polestar 4
2025 Polestar 4 | Image: Polestar

Interior is Minimalistic, Still Very Functional

Inside, the interior carries across a familiar minimalistic design with the use of sustainable materials, tailored knit textiles, and ‘animal welfare-secured’ Nappa leather upholsteries.

First shown in the Precept concept car, the tailored knit textile is made from 100% recycled polyester and is ‘made to fit’ meaning no offcuts. Inlay carpets in the interior are made using recycled PET and floor carpets are made using ECONYL, which includes reclaimed fishing nets.

Of course, a vast 15.4-inch landscape-oriented screen takes up most of the dashboard real estate and comes with Google built-in, including Google Assistant, Google Maps and Google Play. At the same time, other in-cabin toys include a 16-speaker Harman Kardon audio system, an electrochromic glass roof, Nappa leather upholstery with ventilation, massage, and additional headrest speakers for the front seats.

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2025 Polestar 4 | Image: Polestar

Pricing Undercuts the Germans, Competes With Top Tesla’s

The Polestar 4 is priced from AU$81,500 plus on-road costs and will arrive in 2024, with the first deliveries expected in August. It will be built at Geely Holdings’ SEA factory in Hangzhou Bay, China.

Pricing undercuts the Germans like the BMW iX3 (AU$89,100), Mercedes-Benz EQB (AU$87,734), Genesis GV60 ($106,375) and incoming Audi Q4 e-tron ($88,300). It’s also a strong competitor to the Tesla Model Y Long Range AWD ($78,400) and top-of-the-range Model Y Performance ($92,020).

Full pricing for the Polestar 4 Line-up in Australia:

  • Long range Single motor – AUD$81,500
  • Long range Dual motor – AUD$93,050

Option packs available on the Polestar 4 include:

  • Pilot Pack – Included
  • Plus Pack – AUD$8,000
  • Pro Pack – AUD$2,500
  • Performance Pack (dual-motor only) – AUD$7,200

For reference, the current Polestar 2 is priced from $67,400 plus on-road costs in Australia with the Long range Single Motor priced from $71,400 plus on-road costs.

“With Polestar 4 we have taken a fundamentally new approach to SUV coupé design. Rather than simply modifying an existing SUV, giving it a faster roofline and as a result, compromising elements like rear headroom and comfort, we have designed Polestar 4 from the ground up as a new breed of SUV coupé that celebrates rear occupant comfort and experience,” said Thomas Ingenlath, Polestar CEO.

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2025 Polestar 4 seats | Image: Polestar
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Polestar 4 interior | Image: Polestar

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