Reservations For Subaru’s First EV, The Solterra, Are Finally Open... But Only Till February 28
The Solterra will be available in three trims and you can book yours by paying a refundable deposit of $250by Isaac Atienza, on LISTEN 02:55
The 2023 Solterra will spark an electric revolution for Subaru. It is the first electric vehicle from the Japanese automaker and was unveiled last year. Now, the company has started accepting reservations for the same. The Solterra will be offered in three trims, and you can book yours by paying a refundable deposit of $250.
Much like the GR 86 and the BRZ, the Subaru Solterra is a joint project with Toyota. Reservations for the Solterra will be open until February 28, and you better act fast as the reservation web page is already posting advisories that there is only limited- to even no availability on numerous dealers.
Subaru is still mum on the pricing, but the reservation site reveals that there are three trims to choose from. The range kicks off with the Premium trim, and this gets you the EyeSight suite of advanced driver-assistance tech, blind-spot warning, full LED lighting, and 18-inch wheels.
Moving up to the Solterra Limited, this adds a few upscale exterior features such as foglights, 20-inch wheels, dual liftgate spoilers, and a powered liftgate. The interior then benefits from stuff like:
- Heated front and rear seats
- StarTex upholstery
- Heated steering
- A 12.3-inch infotainment system with wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
- Wireless charging
- Auto-dimming rearview mirror
- 360-degree camera
- Harman Kardon sound system
The top-trim Touring benefits from a panoramic glass roof with retractable sunshade, ventilated front seats, digital rearview mirror, illuminated interior trims, and an optional black contrasting roof.
While its Toyota twin, the bZ4X, can be ordered in front-wheel-drive configuration, the Solterra is exclusively four-wheel driven, which means it’s powered by a dual-motor system that produces 218 horsepower and 248 pound-feet of torque.
Subaru claims a range of more than 220 miles. The company has also partnered with EVgo, the nation’s largest public fast-charging network for electric vehicles. The Solterra owners will be able to access more than 800 public fast-charging locations and 1,200+ L2 charging stalls spanning 68 metropolitan areas and 35 states. With a DC fast charger, the Solterra can be topped up to 80-percent in less than an hour.
Final pricing will be announced somewhere between April and May 2022, with vehicle deliveries beginning in the summer of 2022. Customers will need to put down a $250 refundable deposit if they want to bring home a new Solterra as soon as it’s released.