Subaru Unveils All-Electric Solterra SUV for Australia: Pricing and Specs Revealed

Matt Brand
November 6, 2023
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Subaru Australia has officially announced the pricing and specifications for their first all-electric SUV, the Subaru Solterra. Aimed at the Australian market, this vehicle marks a significant step for Subaru in the realm of electric mobility.

2024 Subaru Solterra is a significant step forward for Subaru in the realm of electric mobility

The Solterra is available in two grades, both featuring Subaru's Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive, mounted on the new e-Subaru Global Platform. Additionally, the SUV is equipped with Dual Mode X-Mode, 210mm ground clearance, Subaru Safety Sense, and Vision Assist as standard.

Both grades offered will be mounted on the new e-Subaru Global Platform, with substantial off-road capabilities

Powering the Solterra are dual electric motors, offering a combined output of 160kW and 337nM of torque. This configuration is tailored to meet the needs of Australian drivers, promising both power and efficiency.

Subaru Australia's Managing Director, Blair Read, expressed excitement about offering the Solterra to all Australian motorists. The SUV is designed to embody Subaru's long-standing reputation for control, safety, and versatility in various terrains and conditions.

This new SUV is designed to embody Subaru's long-standing reputation for control, safety, and versatility in various terrains and conditions

The pricing for the Solterra AWD starts at $77,990, while the Solterra AWD Touring is priced at $83,690. These prices include a 5-year service plan, roadside assistance, and a set of essential accessories, including a 2kW AC charging cable.

Solterra features a 71.4kWh Li-Ion Battery, with a WLTP of 414km

Solterra features a 71.4kW lithium-ion battery, providing a WLTP test range of 414km. The vehicle supports both AC and DC charging, with rapid charging capabilities allowing for a significant recharge in approximately 30 minutes using a 150kW DC charger.

The vehicle combines advanced technology with Subaru's renowned reliability. It signals the beginning of a broader diversification in Subaru's model lineup, which will include more hybrid and BEV models.

Solterra's infotainment system includes a 12.3" high-definition touchscreen, and the SUV is equipped with several comfort and safety features. The Touring model adds additional luxury features, such as a panoramic glass roof and two-tone paint options.

12.3" HD Infotainment display

Subaru also offers charging bundles to support customers with electric vehicle ownership. These bundles include a standard installation and an EV charger, with prices starting at $2,250 RRP.

The Subaru Solterra comes with a comprehensive warranty package, including a five-year/unlimited kilometre warranty and an eight-year/160,000-kilometre warranty for the high-voltage battery.

Model Grades

Solterra AWD

  • Base model of the all-electric SUV.

Solterra AWD Touring

  • Higher-end model with additional features and amenities.

Key Changes

  • First all-electric SUV by Subaru for the Australian market.
  • Features Subaru's new e-Subaru Global Platform.
  • Equipped with Dual Mode X-Mode and 210mm ground clearance.

Specifications

Battery and Motor

  • 71.4kWh Lithium-ion battery.
  • Dual electric motors.
  • Max power: 160kW.
  • Max torque: 337Nm.
  • Electric WLTP test range: 414km.

Charging

  • Onboard Charger: 7kW single phase.
  • Rapid charge (20-80%): ~30 minutes via 150kW DC charger.
  • Regular charge (20-80%): ~7-8 hours via 7kW AC charger.

Driving Dynamics

  • Subaru Symmetrical All Wheel Drive.
  • S Pedal Drive.
  • Dual Mode X Mode with new Grip Control Function.
  • 210mm ground clearance.

Pricing

Solterra AWD

  • $77,990 (includes 5 Year Service Plan, Roadside Assistance, accessories).

Solterra AWD Touring

  • $83,690 (includes additional features).

Features by Grade

Solterra AWD

Infotainment

  • 12.3" HD central touchscreen.
  • 7" digital instrumentation.

Seating & Steering Wheel

  • Powered seat with electric lumbar support - driver.
  • Heated seats - front and rear outboard.
  • Heated steering wheel.

Wheels

  • 18" alloy wheels with caps.

Safety

  • Subaru Safety Sense (various driving assistance features).
  • Vision Assist (blind spot monitoring, 360-degree view monitor, etc.).
  • Driver Monitor (distraction and drowsiness warning).

Other Key Features

  • Powered tailgate.
  • LED headlights and fog lights.
  • Digital rear-view mirror.

Solterra AWD Touring (adds to or replaces Solterra AWD features)

Infotainment

  • 10 Harmon Kardon speakers, subwoofer, and amplifier.
  • Wireless Qi charger.

Seating & Steering Wheel

  • Synthetic leather seat trim.
  • Powered seat and door mirror memory setting - driver.
  • Powered seat - front passenger.

Wheels

  • 20" alloy wheels.

Safety

  • Vision Assist includes Intelligent Park Assist.

Other Key Features

  • Two-tone paint options.
  • Panoramic glass roof.

Interested customers can pre-order the Solterra starting from Wednesday, 8th November, either online or through local Subaru Retailers. The specification and features announced are indicative and subject to change before the year's end.

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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