Polestar 4 production commences

The Swedish luxury EV maker confirms the successful start of production of the Polestar 4, with first deliveries to customers in China expected before the end of 2023.

Nov 17, 2023

The Polestar 4's official launch in all other Polestar markets, including New Zealand, is planned for early 2024, with customer deliveries in these markets expected within the same year.

The first production Polestar 4 to roll off the assembly line is finished in 'Snow' with the signature Swedish gold details of the Performance Pack. It is the first Polestar to be manufactured at the Hangzhou Bay factory operated by Geely Holding, which is powered by renewable electricity that carries the I-REC hydro power certificate, combined with photovoltaic electricity generated on the roof of the plant.

The factory’s green credentials have played a significant role in reducing the environmental impact of Polestar 4, which has the lowest carbon footprint of any Polestar car at launch.

“The first Polestar 4 rolling off the production line today is the culmination of hard work from countless colleagues and partners," says Thomas Ingenlath, Polestar CEO. "Polestar 4 stands out in design and performance, a remarkable SUV coupé in many ways.

"It is the first Polestar to feature a virtual rear window with world-class digital rear-view mirror. This car plays a very important role in our growing line-up of exclusive performance EVs. It illustrates the value of our diversified and asset-light approach, making use of our partner and major shareholder’s development and manufacturing expertise.”

The Polestar 4 was first launched at the Shanghai Auto Show in April 2023. The SUV coupé is the second SUV in the Polestar line-up and in addition to incorporating design cues first seen on Polestar’s concept cars, it is also the fastest Polestar production car to date. The Polestar 4 is positioned between the Polestar 2 and Polestar 3 in terms of size and price. Further New Zealand specification details will be available closer to the model's local launch in 2024.