Toyota has already introduced its first model. The two SUVs not only share common technologies, but also look very similar.
Solterra is an "authentic" SUV in eco-friendly packaging. Subaru's "e-Subaru Global Platform" shared foundation with Toyota provides Solterra with "outstanding driving dynamics", high stability and direct response to the driver's steering movements. Traction batteries placed under the floor as part of the vehicle structure provide a low center of gravity and body rigidity.
The new Subaru SUV is equipped with an all-electric system that drives the front and rear wheels with separate motors. Like the brand's other off-road models, the Solterra is also equipped with the "X-Mode AWD control system", which is designed to provide more safety on rough roads. The new "Grip Control" feature allows Subaru to drive at a constant speed and high stability even on rough roads.
Inside the electric car, which weighs about two tons, there is room for five people. The model is offered with both front-wheel drive and all-wheel drive. Depending on the version, the drive power is up to 160 kW (218 hp). The drive battery always has a capacity of 71.4 kWh. According to the WLTP standard, 530 kilometers should be possible with front-wheel drive and 460 kilometers with all-wheel drive. However, the values have not yet been officially confirmed. Solterra can consume alternating current (AC) with a maximum power of 6.6 kW, direct current (DC) at public fast charging stations up to 150 kW.
Inside the Solterra, a large, horizontally aligned display sits on the dashboard. In front of it are touchscreen controls and a swivel wheel to control the infotainment system.