2022 Subaru Solterra electric car teased: price, specs and release date

Ryan Hirons
May 11, 2021

Subaru’s first all-electric production car is set to arrive next year. It’ll be a mid-size SUV called the Solterra — read on for more details…

  • Subaru Solterra teased
  • Japanese manufacturer’s first EV
  • Mechanically related to Toyota bZ4X
  • All-wheel-drive setup
  • Dual-motors possible
  • Steering yoke could feature
  • Goes on sale 2022

This is your first look at the Subaru Solterra, the first all-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

Even this brightened edit of the teaser doesn’t give much away

Subaru has done its best to keep the Solterra’s design a mystery — but you can see its boxy profile peeking through the darkness of the teaser image, above.

Sharp LED headlights feature too, with a hint of a large front grille. There’s not much to look at from the rear badge photo, other than a stylised EV logo and taillights that look to be clear.

2022 Subaru Solterra batteries and motors

The Solterra sits on mechanical bits co-developed with Toyota

No word on what kind of batteries are hiding underneath the Subaru Solterra, but expect it to use the same as the upcoming Toyota bZ4X, which was recently previewed in concept form. It’s a case of whether Toyota or Subaru will pull the trigger on that info first…

The Solterra will use an all-wheel-drive system — what else would you expect from a Subaru?

2022 Subaru Solterra interior

Expect an interior similar to the Toyota bZ4X

No images of the Subaru Solterra’s interior have surfaced yet, but expect it to be very similar again to the Toyota bZ4X.

The Toyota concept uses a steering yoke in place of a conventional wheel — a bit like the new Tesla Model S — though it’s not clear if this will enter production. If it does, it could make an appearance on the Subaru too.

It may even come with this steering yoke instead of a conventional round wheel

A huge infotainment system is certain to be included though, and will no doubt be capable of display EV-specific info such as the battery status and the location of nearby charging points.

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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