Surprise! The 2023 Subaru Solterra electric vehicle was just posted on Twitter by an official Subaru account. What do we know about the 2023 Solterra so far? Only what the brand has released, which is a few interesting tidbits about the plan to go green. However, the electric Subaru looks pretty cool from this angle.
How much does a Subaru Solterra cost?
At this point, Subaru has not released pricing for the 2023 Subaru Solterra. However, since Subaru doesn’t mess around too much with pricing, it is possible to estimate the Solterra price. Car and Driver estimated that the electric Subaru could cost between $37,000 and $40,000. The Solterra will be Subaru’s first crossover EV when it goes on sale in 2022.
According to Subaru, the Solterra was named using the Latin words for “Sun” and “Earth.” It was built using all-new EV architecture, called the e-Subaru Global Platform. “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,” Subaru said. The Solterra electric SUV will go on sale later in 2022 as a 2023 electric vehicle.
What is the range of the Subaru Solterra?
Subaru has not released any official data on the Solterra range just yet. However, the brand said the electric Subaru is both off-road and all-weather capable. That sounds like it has to get enough range for people to make it off the beaten path. Early estimates put the 2023 Subaru Solterra range somewhere around 300 miles. There will likely be a longer-range model offered in addition to the base trim.
The 2023 Solterra also offers Standard Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive to keep you going in any conditions. Subaru says it will have plenty of ground clearance, which the brand has definitely been working on with similar vehicles in the lineup. Subaru just dropped another piece of information that 96% of Subaru vehicles sold in the last 10 years are still on the road today.
What else do we know about the Subaru EV?
Vehicles like the Subaru Crosstrek have excellent ground clearance for adventures but are also highly reliable. The Crosstrek already comes in a Plug-in Hybrid variety. Subaru is aiming for drivers to be able to explore more with less of an environmental impact. The brand has been working on electric vehicles for a long time behind the scenes, but it sounds like the information is about to start rolling out. With that, more EVs will begin rolling out as well.
Subaru and Toyota already announced the Toyota bZ4X a few months back. In addition to that, Subaru announced the brand would release 15 new Battery Electric Vehicles (BEVs) by 2025. Subaru might offer some of the current vehicles in the lineup in an EV format. It would make sense to capitalize on the reliability and notoriety of existing cars.
There will be many surprises with the new Subaru Solterra, such as trim levels, more info about the Toyota/Subaru all-wheel drive systems, and fuel economy/range. All eyes on you, Subaru.