2024 Subaru Solterra Price and Specs: Subaru's First Electric Car Ready for Sale in Australia

Matt Brand
January 25, 2024
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Subaru Australia has detailed the specifications for its new all-electric SUV, the Subaru Solterra, marking the company's debut in the electric vehicle segment. The model is available in two versions: AWD and AWD Touring, built on the e-Subaru Global Platform, integrating electric vehicle technology with Subaru's design philosophy.

The base price for the Solterra is $77,990. Standard offerings include a five-year service plan, roadside assistance, a carpet mat set, a cargo tray, and a 2kW AC charging cable with a 10 Amp wall plug. The SUV is powered by a 71.4kW lithium-ion battery, with an output of 160kW and 337Nm of torque. Its range, based on the NEDC test, is estimated at 485km.

Charging options for the Solterra include both AC and DC capabilities. A 150kW DC charger can recharge the battery from 0 to 80% in approximately 30 minutes. AC charging times vary: a 7kW single-phase charger takes about 9.5 hours, and an 11kW three-phase charger takes approximately 6.5 hours for a full charge.

The vehicle offers 212mm ground clearance and is equipped with Dual Mode X-Mode with Symmetrical AWD, intended for various road conditions. It also features a Grip Control function for challenging driving scenarios.

The Solterra's technology features include a 12.3-inch touchscreen and wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity.

The AWD Touring variant adds a panoramic glass sunroof to its features.

Subaru Australia's Managing Director, Blair Read, discussed the introduction of the Solterra into the company's model range, highlighting the SUV's integration of electric motors with Subaru's AWD system.

The Solterra is now available for booking test drives and pre-orders through Subaru's website and authorised dealers. The SUV is offered in several colour options, with exclusive two-tone choices available for the AWD Touring variant at an additional cost. The AWD Touring model also includes enhanced technology and interior features.

Subaru's warranty for the Solterra includes an 8-year/160,000-kilometre warranty for high-voltage batteries. Customers can also purchase charging bundles and Subaru-specific accessories for the Solterra.

What do you get by grade?

Subaru Solterra AWD Features

Performance

  • Subaru Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive
  • Maximum power: 160kW
  • Maximum torque: 337Nm
  • NEDC test range: 485km
  • S Pedal Drive
  • Dual Mode X-Mode with NEW Grip Control Function
  • Ground clearance: 212mm

Battery & Charging

  • 71.4kWh Lithium-ion battery
  • 2kW (8 Amp) AC charging cable with 10 Amp wall plug
  • 0-100% charge via 2kW single-phase AC charger: Approx. 35 hours
  • 0-80% charge via 150kW DC charger: Approx. 30 minutes
  • 0-100% charge via 7kW single-phase AC charger: Approx. 9.5 hours
  • 0-100% charge via 11kW three-phase AC charger: Approx. 6.5 hours

Exterior

  • 18-inch alloy wheels with wheel cap
  • Dusk-sensing, self-levelling LED headlights with auto off
  • Rear LED combination lights
  • Powered, auto-folding door mirrors with puddle lamps
  • Powered tailgate
  • Roof rails and carrier brackets

Interior

  • Black cloth seat trim
  • Carpet mat set and cargo tray
  • Heated leather steering wheel
  • 8-way power seat with lumbar support (driver)
  • Heated front and rear outboard seats
  • Regeneration Mode Paddles
  • Digital rear-view mirror
  • Dual-zone climate control with rear vents
  • Remote air conditioning system

Entertainment, Technology & Safety

  • 12.3-inch high-definition touchscreen
  • 7-inch digital instrumentation
  • Satellite navigation
  • Wireless Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ connectivity
  • USB ports – USB-A & USB-C
  • 6-speaker audio system
  • Comprehensive safety features including Subaru Safety Sense and Subaru Vision Assist

Subaru Solterra AWD Touring Additional Features

  • Exterior
  • 20-inch alloy wheels
  • Auto-dipping door mirror
  • Two-tone paint options (additional cost)
  • Interior
  • Panoramic glass roof
  • Synthetic leather seat trim
  • 8-way power seat (front passenger)
  • Door mirror memory setting (driver)
  • Entertainment, Technology & Safety
  • Wireless Qi charger
  • 10-speaker Harmon Kardon® sound system
  • Advanced Park Assist

Manufacturer’s List Price

  • Solterra AWD: $77,990
  • Solterra AWD Touring: $83,690

Note: MLP does not include on-roads costs.

Warranty & Accessories

  • 5-year/unlimited kilometre warranty
  • 8-year/160,000km high-voltage battery warranty
  • Charging bundles and genuine Subaru accessories available

Dimensions, Weight & Cargo

  • Length: 4690mm
  • Width: 1860mm
  • Height: 1650mm
  • Wheelbase: 2850mm
  • Ground Clearance: 212mm
  • Kerb Weight: 2015kg (AWD), 2060kg (AWD Touring)
  • Cargo Volume: 410 litres

Wheels and Tyres

  • Tyres: 235/60 R18 103H (AWD), 235/50 R20 104V (AWD Touring)
  • Wheels: 18” (AWD), 20” (AWD Touring)
Matt Brand
Matt Brand, the esteemed car critic from Car Sauce, offers unparalleled expertise on all things automotive. From new car releases to pre-owned options, he provides in-depth analysis and honest evaluations to guide readers through the car-buying process. Join us as he delves into the exciting world of motoring.

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