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Electric Tesla-rival Polestar revealed a new, $60,000 SUV that has no rear window

Tim Levin   

Electric Tesla-rival Polestar revealed a new, $60,000 SUV that has no rear window
The 2025 Polestar 4.Polestar
  • Electric-vehicle brand Polestar revealed its fourth vehicle on Monday: the Polestar 4.
  • The sleek SUV delivers modern looks and targets more than 300 miles of range.

Polestar's fourth vehicle has arrived, and it's called — what else — the Polestar 4.

Polestar
The 2025 Polestar 4.      Polestar

The sleek SUV has a sloped roof that makes it look somewhere between a sedan (like the Polestar 2) and a more traditional SUV (like the Polestar 3).

The sleek SUV has a sloped roof that makes it look somewhere between a sedan (like the Polestar 2) and a more traditional SUV (like the Polestar 3).
The 2025 Polestar 4.      Polestar

It'll also be priced between those two models, Polestar says, running customers around $60,000 to start.

It
The 2025 Polestar 4.      Polestar

That price point, bold looks, and impressive performance should make it a fierce competitor with other luxury electric SUVs, like the Tesla Model Y, Cadillac Lyriq, and Genesis GV60.

That price point, bold looks, and impressive performance should make it a fierce competitor with other luxury electric SUVs, like the Tesla Model Y, Cadillac Lyriq, and Genesis GV60.
The 2025 Polestar 4.      Polestar

The 4 has all the modern, Scandinavian design cues we've come to expect from Polestar, an EV brand that is jointly owned by Volvo and its Chinese parent, Geely.

The 4 has all the modern, Scandinavian design cues we
The 2025 Polestar 4.      Polestar

It's blocky, striking, and doesn't shy away from hard angles.

It
The 2025 Polestar 4.      Polestar

Plus, it gets retractable door handles and a low nose to help it slip through the air with minimal drag. That's crucial for getting the most range out of an electric vehicle.

Plus, it gets retractable door handles and a low nose to help it slip through the air with minimal drag. That
The 2025 Polestar 4.      Polestar

The strangest thing about the Polestar 4's design: it lacks a rear window.

The strangest thing about the Polestar 4
The 2025 Polestar 4.      Polestar

Drivers instead will need to rely on a roof-mounted camera that feeds to a digital rearview mirror.

Drivers instead will need to rely on a roof-mounted camera that feeds to a digital rearview mirror.
The 2025 Polestar 4.      Polestar

Polestar's fastest production car to date, the 4 can hit 60 mph in a scant 3.8 seconds if you choose the 544-horsepower, all-wheel-drive model.

Polestar
The 2025 Polestar 4.      Polestar

The single-motor, rear-wheel-drive version, on the other hand, is geared toward maximizing range.

The single-motor, rear-wheel-drive version, on the other hand, is geared toward maximizing range.
The 2025 Polestar 4.      Polestar

Polestar says to expect an EPA rating of at least 300 miles, meaning it'll hang with the best EVs on the market.

Polestar says to expect an EPA rating of at least 300 miles, meaning it
The 2025 Polestar 4.      Polestar

The Polestar 4's minimalist interior prominently features a large touchscreen and lacks the typical smattering of analog switchgear.

The Polestar 4
The 2025 Polestar 4.      Polestar

Like other Polestars, the 4's interior is decked out in sustainable materials made from reclaimed fishing nets, recycled plastic, and the like.

Like other Polestars, the 4
The 2025 Polestar 4.      Polestar

A sprawling glass roof comes standard. As an option, buyers can add "electrochromic" functionality, which lets you tint the glass at the press of a button.

A sprawling glass roof comes standard. As an option, buyers can add "electrochromic" functionality, which lets you tint the glass at the press of a button.
The 2025 Polestar 4.      Polestar

The model is packed with technology, too. The Polestar 4 comes standard with advanced driver-assistance features enabled by 12 cameras and 12 ultrasonic sensors.

The model is packed with technology, too. The Polestar 4 comes standard with advanced driver-assistance features enabled by 12 cameras and 12 ultrasonic sensors.
The 2025 Polestar 4.      Polestar

Inside, it sports a 15.4-inch touchscreen and an operating system that's regularly tweaked through remote software updates.

Inside, it sports a 15.4-inch touchscreen and an operating system that
The 2025 Polestar 4.      Polestar

The Polestar 4 heads into production in November in China and will go on sale there before hitting the US market.

The Polestar 4 heads into production in November in China and will go on sale there before hitting the US market.
The 2025 Polestar 4.      Polestar

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