Subaru has priced its first electric model, the Solterra, in Germany. The electric SUV, which shares a platform and technology with the Toyota bZ4X, will launch in this country with prices starting at €57,490.
Taking into account the currently still valid subsidy of €7,975 (gross, including manufacturer's share), the entry-level price drops to €49,515. The Subaru Solterra will be available to order in three equipment lines and is scheduled to start rolling on roads here in late summer 2022.
To know what the Solterra is capable of, just take a look at the performance specs of Toyota's sister model that we have already published: for instance, Subaru's electric mid-size SUV weighing around 2 tons will be available with an all-wheel drive system that combines two e-motors with 80 kW each. The battery pack has an energy content of 71.4 kWh and is said to provide a WLTP range of up to 466 kilometers.
The maximum DC charging power is similarly stated at 150 kW. A charge to 80 percent is said to take around 30 minutes. At the end of last year, it was still said that an onboard charger with 6.6 kW was available for AC charging ex works. It is not clear from the current announcement whether a three-phase onboard charger with 11 kW will be offered as an option for the five-seater Subaru SUV, as is the case with the bZ4X.
There's no denying the Solterra's visual proximity to the bZ4X. not only are the dimensions identical (4,690 mm x 1,860 mm x 1,600 mm with a wheelbase of 2,850 mm), but the design is also very similar. both feature the same proportions, roof and rear spoilers, similarly slim headlights, a sleek horizontal grille and accents trimmed in black.