Polestar loses the rear window | hv news

Polestar loses the rear window |  hv news

This article was first published in Finansavisen engine.

Shanghai, China: Volvo’s cousin pole stars It sold nearly 4,700 cars in Norway last year, bringing it to 12th place in registration statistics. All but six of the cars were the Model 2, but last year orders were opened for the 3 SUV, and on Tuesday night, the Model 4 was launched at the Shanghai Auto Show. It places itself between 2 and 3. Here you just have to pay.

Polestar 4 is 24 cm longer than Polestar 2, and 29 cm wider. This means that it is placed above the Tesla Model Y in length and width, but not in height. Polestar itself refers to the vehicle as an “SUV coupé” – a term that has become quite watered down.

The most noticeable thing about the car is the removal of the rear window. Instead, the Polestar 4 comes with a panoramic roof that runs the length of the rear seat. The driver must rely on a rear view camera. The screen can also be used to glow rear seat passengers if desired – as a replacement for the regular rearview mirror.

The main competitors of the Polestar 4 will be the Tesla Model Y and Audi Q4 e-tron.  Photo: Polestar

The main competitors of the Polestar 4 will be the Tesla Model Y and Audi Q4 e-tron. Photo: Polestar

fast

The battery in the Polestar 4 has a total of 102 kWh and 94 kWh, which means an estimated WLTP range of 600 km for the rear-wheel drive version and 560 for the all-wheel drive.

The all-wheel drive version has two engines that together produce 544 horsepower. This makes it the fastest Polestar yet. Acceleration from 0 to 100 km / h disappears in 3.8 seconds – one-tenth slower than the performance of the Tesla Model Y.

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If you opt for the rear-wheel-drive only, you’ll get 272 horsepower and an acceleration time of 7.4 seconds over the same distance.

The trunk is reported to be 500 liters, plus a trunk of 15. The rear seats folded provide 1,536 liters, and the trailer weight is 1.5 and 2 tons, respectively, for the one- and two-engine versions.

Polestar 3 is also on the podium in Shanghai.  The first shipments to Norway are expected in the fourth quarter.  Photo: Gard Setsaas / Finansavisen

Polestar 3 is also on the podium in Shanghai. The first shipments to Norway are expected in the fourth quarter. Photo: Gard Setsaas / Finansavisen

delayed until next year

How much the car will cost in Norway has yet to be determined, but Polestar indicates a starting price of €60,000, which is NOK 687,000 at today’s exchange rate. At the top comes the VAT of over NOK 500,000, so the price should be around NOK 700,000 with a good margin.

China domestic market is given priority first. In Europe and Norway, the official launch is not expected until spring 2024.

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