The first electric car from the Japanese all-wheel drive brand is now available at Subaru dealers. Starting at 57,490 euros, Solterra customers get an SUV model with a 71.4 kWh battery that allows a range of up to 466 kilometres. The model is based on a specially developed e-platform.
Two 109 hp electric motors on the front and rear axles provide the brand’s typical all-wheel drive, which is intended to ensure the best traction and maximum driving pleasure. The 71.4 kWh lithium-ion battery enables a range of up to 466 kilometres. Thanks to the 150 kW fast-charging function, the high-voltage battery can be charged up to 80 percent within around 30 minutes.
A useful helper for colder days is the standard heat pump: it brings the interior of the all-wheel-drive electric vehicle up to temperature in a range-saving way. This reduces range losses in winter and when air conditioning is needed more in summer.
Standard features on the entry-level version include aerodynamic 18-inch alloy wheels, auto-folding door mirrors, heated front seats, dual-zone automatic climate control, a power opening and closing tailgate, a ten-way power-adjustable driver’s seat with lumbar support and a 360-degree panoramic camera. The central 12.3-inch touchscreen controls the audio and cloud-based navigation system with real-time traffic information; the seven-inch digital cockpit behind the multifunction steering wheel provides all important driving-related information.
Headlights, daytime running lights, high beams, fog lights and rear lights are all LED. Safety is ensured by various assistance systems such as an emergency braking system with collision warning, traffic sign recognition, high beam assist, lane change assist, blind spot assist and cross traffic assist. On the passive side, in addition to the high body rigidity, various airbags protect, including a centre airbag between the front seats; the high-voltage battery is housed in a safety cage.
Higher trim levels add a Harman/Kardon audio system, heated steering wheel, panoramic glass roof, inductive smartphone charger and heated seats in high-quality imitation leather front and rear. The Japanese offer up to seven paint finishes, and a two-tone paint finish with a black roof is also available.
Text: Peter Grett based on a press release from Subaru Germany
Pictures: Subaru Germany GmbH, Friedberg