Swedish automaker unveils an SUV and a four-door SUV coupe with powerful motors and blazing acceleration.

Spencer Chin, Senior Editor

April 2, 2024

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Polestar 4 electric SUV coupe interior
A view inside Polestar's new 4 electric SUV coupe at the New York International Auto Show.Spencer Chin

Upstart Swedish automaker Polestar used the New York International Auto Show to introduce two new electric vehicles to a throng of curious journalists last week.

The first of the two models is the Polestar 3, which has traditional SUV styling. The 3’s standard dual long-range motor is rated 360 kW (489 hp) and generates 620 lb-ft of torque, reaching 0 to 60 mph in a dazzling 4.8 sec. It has a 315-mile range.

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The 3 is also available in a Performance Pack version whose motor is rated 380 Kw (517 hp) and generating 671 lb-ft of torque. It reaches 0 to 60 mph in 4.5 sec and has a 279-mile range.

The second of the two models is a Polestar 4, which the company touts as an SUV coupe. With its standard long-range single motor, the 4 is rated 200 Kw (272 hp) and generates 253 lb-ft of torque. It reaches 0 to 60 mph in 6.9 sec and has a 300-mile range. But with a dual motor, the 4 is rated 400 Kw (544 hp) and generates 506 lb-ft of torque. It reaches 0 to 60 mph in a blinding 3.7 sec and has a 270-mile range.

The Polestar 3 SUV will be priced from $73,400, while the Polestar 4 will be priced from $54,900.

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About the Author(s)

Spencer Chin

Senior Editor, Design News

Spencer Chin is a Senior Editor for Design News, covering the electronics beat, which includes semiconductors, components, power, embedded systems, artificial intelligence, augmented and virtual reality, and other related subjects. He is always open to ideas for coverage. Spencer has spent many years covering electronics for brands including Electronic Products, Electronic Buyers News, EE Times, Power Electronics, and electronics360. You can reach him at [email protected] or follow him at @spencerchin.

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