The partnership between Subaru and Toyota that previously resulted in the GT/GR86 and the BRZ now leads to a jointly developed SUV with a 100% electric drive. Apart from some aesthetic details and the logos, the Subaru Solterra is after all a carbon copy of the new Toyota bZ4X. They both build on the E-TNGA platform and will both be available with front or all-wheel drive. Toyota was responsible for the development of the electric powertrain, Subaru was responsible for the 4×4 system X-Mode with so-called Grip Control technology.
The body of the Subaru Solterra is different from that of the Toyota bZ4X, although the visual changes are limited to the headlights and bumper shields. The interior has been taken over almost one-on-one.
Charging and driving range
Like the Toyota bZ4X, the electric Subaru Solterra comes with a 71.4 kWh battery pack, resulting in a range of up to 450 kilometers. You have the choice between a front-wheel drive variant with a single electric motor, good for a power of 204 hp for a maximum torque of 265 Nm. And an all-wheel drive Subaru Solterra, with two electric motors that promise a system output of 217 hp and a combined maximum torque of 336 Nm. The integrated AC charger is limited to 6.6 kW, while the Solterra can handle up to 150 kW with fast DC charging.
The Subaru Solterra is 4.7 meters long, 1.85 meters wide and 1.65 meters high, has a wheelbase of 2.85 meters and weighs 1,930 kilograms. The four-wheel drive variant weighs just over 2 tons. Belgian deliveries are planned for the second half of 2022.
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