The Polestar 4 luxury electric crossover has been unveiled at the 2023 Shanghai Auto Show and has grabbed everyone’s attention with its sleek design and extensive tech-assisted features. Among its sleek design elements, one is the missing rear windshield. Yes, this car doesn’t have a glass rear windshield. Instead, the automaker claims the car’s tailgate body panel extends all the way to the end of the roof, which is made of photochromic glass.
EV teased this design element when the Polestar 4 EV was first shown in 2020 in Precepot concept form. Now, the production model also carries the same design elements. Even more interesting is that this car has no rearview mirrors. The EV maker chose to equip the Polestar 4 with a high-definition screen that displays a live feed of the car’s rear profile from a roof-mounted camera, eliminating the need for a traditional rear windshield and mirrors as well. This display can be deactivated with the push of a button so the driver can see the rear passengers. The EV is equipped with safety features such as 9 airbags, 12 cameras, 1 radar system and 12 ultrasonic sensors.
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Regarding this design concept, Polestar claims that the digital signal improves the safety of the vehicle, especially in dark environments and at night. Polestar CEO Thomas Ingenlath told Automotive News the feature is an amazing feature improvement that removes the rear window. “At night, you don’t just see two little dots in the rearview mirror; you see more. You can also see your kids back there with the push of a button,” he further said.
In terms of size and pricing, the Polestar 4 electric crossover is positioned between the Polestar 2 electric sedan and the larger Polestar 3 . The newly launched EV is available in single-motor and dual-motor configurations. The dual-motor model produces a peak power of 544 horsepower and a maximum torque of 686 Nm. Additionally, the single-motor model produces a peak power of 272 horsepower and 343 Nm of torque. It promises a range of 482 kilometers on a single charge.
First published date: April 19, 2023 at 09:20 AM CST