Subaru Solterra: All-new EV revealed

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Author: | Updated: 11 Nov 2021 15:08

Say hello to the all-new Subaru Solterra – the Japanese brand’s very first all-electric car.

It gets a range of around 280 miles and Subaru promises its off-road capabilities mean it has all the hallmarks that make a Subaru a Subaru. Here’s what you need to know.

Subaru Solterra front

Subaru Solterra styling

From the outside, the Solterra shares its look with the Toyota bZ4X – a new model revealed earlier this year – and that’s no surprise considering it shares its platform too.

However, notable differences include a revised grille and bumper designs, while the headlights have been stylised to fit in with the rest of the Subaru line-up.

Subaru Solterra interior

Subaru Solterra interior and tech

One of the two photos Subaru has shared ahead of the car’s full reveal show a cabin that includes two screens – one digital driver display and a larger central infotainment touchscreen. It also appears it features touch-sensitive buttons that likely control the climate control.

The digital driver display is 7in in diameter and stretches far ahead of the driver, with a flat space between the steering wheel and display.

Subaru Solterra drivetrains

The Solterra will feature an electric motor producing either 201hp or 215hp, depending on if you go for a front-wheel drive variant or the all-wheel drive (the latter getting slightly more power).

Both options feature a 71.4kWh battery pack that provides enough juice to offer a range exdeeding 280 miles. Subaru has also confirmed the car gets an ‘X’ mode that will enhance off-road capability thanks to a revised traction control system.

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Subaru Solterra release date

The Solterra will get a full debut later this month, with the first cars likely to be delivered some time in 2022. We’ll bring you further pictures, specifications and of course leasing plans as soon as they are available.

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