For Subaru, this is a historic moment after the renowned brand from Japan unveiled the Solterra EV the first purely electric model in its range, a car developed jointly with Toyota and distinguished for its aerodynamic performance and all-wheel drive.
Solterra will make its world debut in a few days at the Los Angeles Motor Show. There, the company will make known all the specifications of the car, as well as the exact time of launch in the markets. In Europe, however, we are sure to see it in 2022.
It belongs to the category of electric SUVs and can comfortably accommodate 5 people, as supported by Subaru. The body design of 4.69 meters length is particularly dynamic, with extreme edges and a separate grille that differentiates the model from each other.
Its interior is simple, functional and digital. Thanks to the wheelbase of 2,850 mm, the spaces are top-notch. In the photographs that were released we see two digital screens, one on the console and one on the instrument panel, of as yet unknown dimensions and a panoramic roof.
The low position of the dashboard and the position of the instruments above the steering wheel serve not only to enhance the feel of the vehicle’s space – but also to improve visibility and contribute to safe driving.
The Subaru Solterra will be offered in two versions. The base carries a 204-horsepower electric motor and the most powerful two electric motors – one on each axle – AWD-X drive system and a combined power of 218 horsepower. The 71.4 kWh battery ensures a range of more than 500 km (311 miles) in the front-wheel drive version and 460 km. (286 miles) in the four-wheel drive.
It can charge from simple alternating or direct current, with the battery’s e-liquidation time via a 150 kW DC fast charger being done in about half an hour.
The Solterra’s battery after 10 years of driving is expected to run at 90% of its original performance. The period of use and the mileage are considered to be 10 years or 240,000 km, whichever comes first.