Subaru unveiled its first electric car in Japan. It was the Solterra crossover.
The novelty has received a futuristic appearance, which, by the way, is very reminiscent of the Toyota bZ4X electric car. The fact is that both machines were developed in partnership. Therefore, the novelty differs only in some body elements. The wheelbase of the Subaru Solterra is 2850 mm, and the length of the car is 4690 mm.
The crossover has two versions. The first received front-wheel drive with a 150 kW electric motor and a power reserve of up to 530 km according to the WLTC cycle. The second, in turn, is distinguished by four-wheel drive with two electric motors and a power reserve of up to 460 km. The novelty supports fast DC charging with power up to 150 kW. This allows the car to be charged up to 80% in just 30 minutes.
Of the interesting things in Solterra, it is also worth noting the support of various assistants, as well as a solar battery that can be built into the roof of a car. It will power the internal equipment of the crossover when parked. The car also received support for CarPlay and Android Auto. By the way, you can use a smartphone as a Subaru Solterra key.
The full electric vehicle announcement will take place at the Los Angeles Auto Show in late November, with auto sales scheduled for mid-2022. How much the Subaru Solterra will cost is unknown.