New Subaru Solterra electric car revealed: price, specs and release date

November 11, 2021 by

This is Subaru’s first electric car — the Solterra SUV. Read on for full details of this new model…

  • Subaru Solterra revealed
  • The Japanese manufacturer’s first EV
  • Shares parts with the new Toyota bZ4X
  • All-wheel-drive option
  • Dual-motor setup available
  • Goes on sale 2022

This is the new Subaru Solterra, the first electric car from the Japanese manufacturer.

It’s an SUV that’s been developed with Toyota, and will be mechanically related to the upcoming bZ4X. It’ll go on sale globally in the middle of 2022.

2022 Subaru Solterra design

In a shock to nobody, the Subaru Solterra looks visually almost identical to the recently-revealed Toyota bZ4X. It is essentially a rebadged version of the car, after all.

It does get different headlights and a front bumper though, taking on a blanked-off grille in place of the smoother front bumper on the Toyota.

The rear of the car is essentially identical, albeit without the full-width light bar of the Toyota.

2022 Subaru Solterra batteries and motors

The Solterra sits on mechanical bits co-developed with Toyota

Just like the Toyota bZ4X, you can have the Solterra as a front- or all-wheel-drive car.

The front-driven version produces 201hp and 256Nm of torque, with the latter serving up 215hp and 336Nm.

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Each will cover 329 and 285 miles of between charges according to Japan’s WLTC standards.

2022 Subaru Solterra interior and infotainment

The Subaru Solterra’s interior is pretty minimalist, with a 7-inch digital driver’s display placed in your eye line and a large central infotainment system. There’s a neatly-stacked row of touch-sensitive buttons underneath that.

By the looks of it, you’ll be able to have brown interior trimmings inside the Subaru too — something not confirmed for the Toyota bZ4X.

2022 Subaru Solterra price and release date

The Subaru Solterra will go on sale globally in 2022 and is likely to be the most expensive car the Japanese manufacturer offers. As such, it’ll probably set you back more than £40,000, meaning it likely won’t be eligible for the Government’s £2,500 plug-in car grant.

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