December 4, 2021

2022 Subaru Solterra formally makes US debut at LA Auto Present


The 2022 Subaru Solterra has made its official debut on the LA Auto Present after initially debuting in its Japanese residence market final week. Derived from the Latin phrases for “Solar” and “Earth,” the Solterra is Subaru’s first international electrical automobile constructed on the same structure because the Toyota bZ4X.

Like all Subaru fashions (besides the BRZ), the Solterra has commonplace symmetrical all-wheel-drive courtesy of two electrical motors. Every 80 kW electrical motor churns out 107 horsepower for a mixed output of 215 horsepower and 246 pound-feet of torque. The motors draw juice from a 71.4 kWh battery pack, sufficient to eke out an estimated 220 miles (354 kilometers) of vary.

Admittedly, the Solterra’s vary is at par with different choices just like the Volvo CX40 Recharge (223 miles), Nissan Leaf Plus (226 miles), or the Audi e-tron (222 miles), though we have been eager for extra based mostly on our preliminary report. The Solterra is accessible with a single electrical motor and front-wheel-drive in Japan, sufficient to ship 330 miles of vary based mostly on Japan’s testing cycle (285 miles for the dual-motor AWD variant).

In the meantime, US-bound Solterras with AWD additionally get Subaru’s electrical model of X-Mode to supply higher traction and dealing with over rugged or unfastened surfaces. It additionally has Grip Management with hill ascent and hill descent help. The Solterra just isn’t a hardcore electrical off-roading machine. However like all Subarus (once more, besides the BRZ), Solterra gained’t really feel like a fish out of water when tackling rougher terrain. As well as, Solterra affords as much as 8.3-inches of floor clearance.

Practicality is a robust level within the Solterra, too. The spacious cabin affords beneficiant lodging for 5 occupants. On the identical time, its 112.2-inch wheelbase supplies ample legroom within the entrance and second row, producing as much as 126 cubic toes of passenger and cargo room. It has 60/40 folding rear seats that enable unfettered entry to 30 cubic toes of cargo room, and it has a wider 41.3-inch opening liftgate with a low liftover top for simple loading and unloading of your treasured cargo.

The record of normal tools contains wi-fi Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, smartphone app connectivity, and an out there wi-fi charging dock. The choices record consists of a 12.3-inch infotainment touchscreen, a 360-degree surround-view digicam, and a panoramic glass roof. In fact, the Solterra has commonplace Subaru EyeSight driver help know-how with blind-spot monitoring, lane altering help, rear cross-traffic alert, parking help, and excessive beam help, to say a number of.

The 2022 Subaru Solterra will go on sale subsequent yr as a 2023 mannequin. Subaru will announce pricing, trims, and different specs at a later date.

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