The Design and Performance of the Polestar 4 All-Wilson and Rear-Wheeled Driven Scenario with Ambient Lighting
The Polestar 4 is designed to highlight the company’s commitment to design, technology, and performance. Slightly smaller than the Polestar 3 but higher off the ground than the Polestar 2, the compact SUV will come in all-wheel and rear-wheel drive variants. One of the most distinctive features is the total absence of a rear window, which Polestar argues “enables a new kind of immersive rear occupant experience.” The back seat ride quality is intended to be elevated by the Ambient lighting that isinspired by the solar system.
“In the past, we’ve always had to provide an opening at the rear for a physical mirror,” Polestar’s head of design, Maximilian Missoni, tells WIRED. “Camera tech now is very high resolution, it works well at night time, and the software is constantly being upgraded so we can add value into the system over time. We could remove the rear window and move the whole structure further back. It creates a cocoon.”
The 2020 Precept Concept: What’s in a Car? What do we need to know to qualify for the $7,500 tax credit?
The company has yet to announce details about North American production. But if the company wants to qualify for the $7,500 tax credit, it will need to assemble it in North America as well as figure out a supply chain that’s independent from China.
The idea was explored by the company with its 2020 Precept concept car. A statement eliminating one major part of a vehicle is important given that the shape of a car’s “glasshouse” is core to how we read it.