The upcoming Polestar 4 electric ‘coupe SUV’ appears to have been spied in China ahead of its confirmed reveal later this year.
A Weibo user uploaded the photos of this heavily camouflaged Polestar 4 prototype parked alongside what appears to be a Lotus Type 133 electric sedan prototype, among other Geely prototypes.
The Polestar 4 will be the company’s second electric crossover, following the Polestar 3, and will rival the likes of the Tesla Model Y and the forthcoming Porsche Macan EV.
It’ll be produced in China from this year.
A previous teaser image of the initial Polestar range showed the 4 is lower and sleeker than the Polestar 3, with a more coupe-like roofline.
These latest spy photos show the Polestar 4 looks like a ‘coupe SUV’ version of the Zeekr 001, which is an electric shooting brake from another Geely-owned sub-brand.
It’s possible the Polestar 4 could be built on a variation of Geely’s Sustainable Experience Architecture (SEA) that’s used by the likes of the Zeekr 001.
Comparing the two vehicles like for like show the camouflaged Polestar 4 prototype has a shorter rear overhang. This could mean it’s slightly shorter than the Zeekr 001.
For context, the Zeekr 001 measures in at 4970mm long, the Polestar 3 is 4900mm long, and the Polestar 2 is 4606mm long.
The spied Polestar 4 prototype also has a more prominent tailgate than the Zeekr 001 with an elongated D-pillar.
At the front of this spied Polestar 4 prototype there are split headlights that look similar to previous Polestar 5 prototypes.
The Weibo user didn’t capture any images of the rear or interior of this Polestar 4 prototype, but the previous teaser image shows the ‘coupe SUV’ will have a full-width tail light assembly like the rest of the Polestar line-up.
Polestar CEO Thomas Ingenlath has previously said he’s targeting a €45,000 ($A68,873) price point for the Polestar 4.
This is €5000 ($A7652) cheaper than the recently-updated Polestar 2, which now starts at €50,190 ($A76,816) in Europe.
The Polestar 4 also has a targeted range of more than 600km according to an undisclosed efficiency testing cycle.
Beyond the upcoming Polestar 4 ‘coupe SUV’, the company will begin production of its Polestar 5 four-door grand tourer in 2024 – bringing the Polestar Precept concept car to life.
Polestar also recently announced it’s building a production version of its O2 concept, called the Polestar 6, which will launch in 2026.
The recently-floated Polestar as a company estimates it sold 51,500 vehicles last year, up 80 per cent year-on-year and buoyed by a sizeable fourth-quarter delivery figure of 21,000 vehicles. It expects to increase sales to 80,000 units in 2023.