Subaru announces specs, opens order books for Solterra

Subaru Australia has revealed the indicative specifications and is set to open the order books for its first ever fully electric vehicle, the Solterra. From Wednesday 8 November, Aussies will be able to place an order for the AWD offering.

The Solterra heralds a new chapter for Subaru, while preserving the brand’s distinctive DNA and encapsulating all the qualities we love about the brand; symmetrical all-wheel drive, all-terrain prowess with dual function X-Mode and 210mm of ground clearance.

Loaded with safety tech, its set to priced at $77,990 plus on-roads for the base model, which has 18-inch alloys, a powered tailgate, LED headlights and fog lights, and a digital rear view mirror.

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There’s also a 12.3-inch high-definition central touchscreen and 7.0-inch digital instrumentation, a powered seat with electric lumbar support for the driver, heated front and rear outboard seats, and a heated steering wheel.

Adaptive high beam, radar cruise control, emergency stop and steering, lane departure alert and tracing assist, pre-collision tech, road sign assist, blind spot monitoring, a 360-degree view monitor, rear cross traffic alert and driver monitoring.

The Touring variant is $83,690 and adds a 10-speaker Harman Kardon sound system with a subwoofer and amp, and wireless phone charging, as well as synthetic leather seat trim, seat and mirror memory for the driver, and a powered passenger seat.

Riding on 20-inch wheels, it also scores intelligent park assist. Both models grab a 5-year service plan, 5-years roadside assistance, carpet mats, a cargo tray, and a 2kW AC charging cable with 8 Amp wall plug.

Equipped with dual electric motors strategically positioned at the front and rear, alongside a cutting-edge 71.4kW lithium-ion battery, the Solterra delivers a maximum power output of 160kW and 337Nm of torque and has an estimated range of 414km.

Charging the Subaru Solterra is simple with both AC and DC charging capability. Charging from 20-to-80 per cent via a 150kW DC charger takes approximately 30 minutes, or 7-8 hours via a single phase 7kW AC charger.

Marking the beginning of the brand’s EV expansion, which will see additional electric and hybrid models in the future, it’s available in limited numbers via pre-order. To secure a 2024 Solterra, visit www.subaru.com.au/solterra or contact their local Subaru dealer.

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