After the initial announcement back in May, today, Subaru is showing off more photos and revealing new details about its first EV, the Solterra. Named after the Latin words for “Sun” and “Earth,” Solterra represents Subaru’s effort to deliver an environmentally-friendly SUV for the masses. And while the EV looks nice, it doesn’t really look like a Subaru.
During the name unveiling earlier this year, the Japanese carmaker didn’t share too many photos, not to mention only a few very minor details about the electric vehicle. This week though, we’re getting several looks at the exterior, the rear, and one of its impressive interior, along with release details.
On Subaru’s new webpage, it had this to say about the new EV:
“The Solterra EV brings the Subaru brand’s trusted reliability, state-of-the-art safety technology, and legendary all-wheel-drive engineering to an environmentally responsible all-electric SUV. The Subaru Solterra electric SUV — the natural evolution of Subaru all-weather, all-road performance — is scheduled to go on sale in 2022.”
The interior features a large Tesla-Esque touchscreen display and what looks like several other buttons and controls, sitting peacefully under the stars as many Subaru owners plan on doing with it.
Additionally, the Solterra electric car will come with Subaru’s “Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive,” which suggests a drivetrain likely to have one motor for each axle. That said, we’ll have to wait and see what else the company has up its sleeve. This week Subaru also shared an image of the vehicle’s rear, showing off a familiar logo, Subaru, and AWD emblem. Personally, this is the only aspect of the Solterra that reminds us of a Subaru.
As you read above, the Solterra will officially go on sale in 2022, likely later in the year, and be listed as a 2023 model year electric vehicle. There’s no word yet on pricing, but many believe it’ll come in starting around $37-$39k.