Hint: It'll be called the Polestar 4.
A couple of months ago Polestar revealed its first model, conveniently called the Polestar 1. Although it’s a hybrid with a bonkers combined total of 600 hp and 737 lb-ft of torque, the next Polestars will be all-electric. The Polestar 2 will be a mid-size sedan targeting the Tesla Model 3, while the Polestar 3 will be a crossover. The latter is due to arrive in 2020, but will come next? Yes, it’ll be called the Polestar 4 (take your genius pill this morning?) but which body style has been decided upon? According to Motor Trend, the Polestar 4 will be a convertible.
Polestar, formerly Volvo’s performance division, is now a standalone brand, though, like Volvo and Lotus, its parent company is Geely. While an official announcement has yet to be made, Motor Trend has learned that Polestar has already built a full-size convertible mock up. In fact, Polestars 2, 3 and 4 have completed, or near-complete, designs. Clearly things are moving along very quickly, but what’s making this rapid design and development possible? These vehicles share modular platforms straight from Volvo. Specifically, there are two platforms, and both are already engineered for EV powertrains. This makes things much easier for Polestar because its biggest task is designing the bodies.
One of the platforms, however, does have some Polestar involvement because it wants to ensure the latest battery and motor technology can be used. Back to the Polestar 4: hopefully it’ll be more than the Polestar 1 sans roof. We love the Polestar 1 coupe, don’t get us wrong, but considering brand prestige and the expected high sticker price, Polestar designers can’t afford to be lazy here.