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Sexier than a Tesla Model Y? 2024 Polestar 4 pricing and specifications for Australia revealed

The Polestar 4 has been priced for Australia

The 2024 Polestar 4 will land in Australia next year priced from $81,500, giving the all-electric Swedish brand an SUV answer to the Tesla Model Y.

While the Tesla starts at $65,400, making the Polestar around $15k more expensive, an argument could be mounted that the entry-level model from the Swedish brand is more on par with the mid-spec models in the Tesla Model Y range, which climb to $78,400 for the Long Range, and $91,400 for the Performance.

The Polestar 4 will kick off in Long Range Single Motor guise, and will feature a 200kW/343Nm rear-mounted electric motor, and a 102kWh lithium-ion battery delivering a driving range of around 600kms.

Things get heated from there, though, with the Polestar 4 also offered in Long Range Dual Motor guise ($93,050) upping the grunt from its twin motors to 400kW and 686Nm, while still delivering a targeted driving range of around 560kms.

As you might expect, the extra power works wonders on the zero-to-100km/h time, with the Polestar 4 Long Range Dual Motor completing the sprint in a lightning-quick 3.8 seconds. That's just slower than the Model Y Performance, by the way, which claims 3.7 seconds.

The Long Range Single Motor is a little more leisurely, completing the sprint to 100km/h in 7.1 seconds.

As previously reported, expect a high level of standard equipment, including a new 15.4-inch landscape-oriented touchscreen with the latest version of Android Automotive operating system, a 10.2-inch digital instrument cluster, a 14.7-inch head-up display, a full-length glass roof, digital rear-vision mirror, and sustainable interior materials, some of which are said to be made from 100 per cent recycled polyester.

That said, there are stil packs aplenty, with the Plus Pack adding $8,000 to the sticker price, while the Pro and Performance Packs add $2500 and $7200 respectively.

The Polestar 4 also debuts a new platform for the brand, with the SEA architecture this time not shared with Volvo but taken from its parent company Geely.

The brand will also include a high level of safety equipment as standard, including an active suite consisting of 12 cameras, one radar, and 12 ultrasonic sensors, as well as nine airbags.

And at least one of those cameras should come in very handy, given the Polestar ditches the rear windscreen in favour of a camera-system for reversing.

Look for the Polestar 4 to touch down early H2 2024.