At the Los Angeles Auto Show, Subaru of America unveiled the 2023 Subaru Solterra, the company’s first-ever all-electric SUV. The highly anticipated Solterra has innovative EV and assistance technologies while remaining loyal to Subaru’s tradition of industry-leading safety and go-anywhere capabilities.
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Very off-road capable and versatile
The Subaru Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive system, which now channels smooth linear output from Subaru StarDrive Technology, provides great traction and capabilities in all types of weather and terrain, is standard on the Solterra. With power and driver-selectable regeneration modes, Subaru StarDrive offers significant on-demand torque at all speeds.
Solterra, like other Subaru SUVs, comes standard with X-MODE®, which boosts performance in low-friction and off-road situations. Grip Control, which includes Hill Ascent and Descent Assist, comes standard on the all-new model.
Solterra is versatile in both off-road and city driving, with 8.3 inches of ground clearance and 215 horsepower from the front and rear electric motors.
The 5-seater SUV has the spacious, open sensation of a much bigger vehicle, with up to 126 cubic feet of passenger and load capacity, substantial legroom, and a virtually level floor. The Subaru Solterra has a 60/40 folding seatback and a two-position load floor for optimum luggage and passenger versatility.
Easy loading and unloading are made possible by the broad 41.3-inch rear gate opening and low liftover height. Raised roof rails are available, giving owners greater cargo-carrying choices.
Modern & adventurous design
Solterra is a development of Subaru’s Dynamic X Solid design idea, rendered with the e-Subaru Global Platform’s design freedom. The front design has been neatly blended with Subaru’s distinctive hexagonal grille.
This design concept is enhanced with thin and broad LED headlights. The SUV’s elegant appearance, aerodynamic efficiency, and great forward vision are all enhanced by a low hood line that maintains pedestrian collision safety.
Short front and rear overhangs, as well as prominent wheel arch moldings, provide the vehicle a confident attitude and clearly indicate its off-road prowess. A dual-spoiler at the top and a ducktail spoiler at the bottom of the aerodynamically slanted rear glass.
The rear combination lights are positioned high on the car, with a trapezoidal motif that complements the style.
The new SUV’s interior has a clean, minimalist design based on an intuitive, high-resolution touchscreen with entertainment, temperature control, and multifunction display. Solterra’s interior is not only huge but also appealing, thanks to the accessible panoramic glass roof and many storage possibilities.
The Subaru Solterra is as safe as it is dynamic
EyeSight Driver Assist Technology and Blind Spot Monitor with Lane Change Assist and Rear Cross-Traffic Alert are among the active safety features available on the new Subaru Solterra. Parking Support Brake is also standard, and it may apply the brakes if an object is detected when reversing.
A 360-degree Surround-View Camera system is available for the first time in a Subaru, allowing for enhanced all-around situational awareness. Solterra also comes with standard Safe Exit Assist, which is a first for Subaru. The new safety feature warns passengers of oncoming cars with an auditory and visual warning before leaving the vehicle.
The new e-SUBARU Global Platform, which is exclusive to Solterra, has been designed to combine Subaru’s all-wheel-drive capabilities, excellent driving dynamics, and world-leading passive safety.
High Beam Assist is standard on multi-element LED headlights, urging drivers to utilize high beams as much as possible without obstructing oncoming traffic. Driver and front passenger frontal airbags, side curtain airbags, side pelvis/torso airbags, and driver and front passenger knee airbags are all standard on the new SUV.
Top comfort and connectivity
Subaru Solterra comes with a brand-new entertainment system that includes a 12.3-inch touchscreen. Wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are standard on the new system, and a wireless charging phone dock is offered in the center console.
Remote temperature control and remote lock/unlocking are two features of the smartphone app that contribute to a more convenient and connected driving experience. Even while the car is parked, the remote temperature control system may automatically warm or cool the vehicle before departure.
220 mile EV autonomy
The high-capacity lithium-ion battery pack from Subaru Solterra gives you plenty of everyday range. With its Level 2 AC and DC rapid charging capabilities, the electric SUV can charge almost anywhere. Solterra can charge up to 80% of its battery capacity in just an hour using DC fast charging.
Mobile applications integrate with the vehicle’s multimedia system to discover thousands of charging alternatives nationally, including more than 3,000 DC fast-charging stations and 38,000 Level 2 charging stations, to make charging easier while driving.
With Level 1 or Level 2 compatibilities, charging at home is also simple and economical. Owners of the SUV with standard all-wheel-drive may confidently explore city streets and the wide road with an estimated range of more than 220 miles.
The new Subaru Solterra will be available in the middle of 2022.