2023 Subaru Solterra
Subaru is known for its boxer engines. As a matter of fact, this is what made Subaru stand out in the automotive industry. However, the move towards electric vehicles (EVs) means that Subaru even has to ditch what made their cars unique in the first place in favor of motors that are powered by electrons.
Reservations For Subaru’s First EV, The Solterra, Are Finally Open... But Only Till February 28
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.
The Subaru Solterra Offers Up Mediocre Range for the U.S. Market
About a week before the 2021 Los Angeles Auto Show, Subaru revealed the JDM-spec Solterra, an EV that essentially represents the brands future, and one that is built in collaboration with Toyota. Twined with the Toyota BZ4X, the aesthetic appearance and badges are pretty much the only thing that separate this Subaru from the Toyota. As is the case with the BZ4X, we’re finally getting U.S. specifications for the new Solterra, and we’re wondering if it’s actually good enough or if Subaru missed the mark.
There’s No Need To Imagine What A Subaru Solterra STI Would Look Like
Subaru’s first-ever electric vehicle (EV) made its debut recently, and it’s no surprise that it looks similar to the Toyota bZ4X but with a tiny amount of Subaru’s design language thrown into the mix. The chances of an STI version are slim to none, but what if Subaru made one?
First Look At the Subaru Solterra EV - Is This Subaru’s Future?
Subaru has taken the wraps off the Japan-spec Solterra EV. The Solterra has been developed with Toyota and will be the Subaru version of the bZ4x SUV. The company didn’t spill all the beans yet, but it gives us a preview of what to expect from the U.S.-spec Solterra that debuts on November 17 ahead of the L.A. Auto Show.
Best Used 2016 SUV for Fuel Economy
The market trend is quickly shifting from sedans to crossovers and SUVs. However, SUVs have two major cons when compared to their segment counterparts - high retail price and poor fuel economy. Even though they are a practical choice thanks to additional cabin and cargo space, it’s a little difficult for everyone to afford an SUV. So why not go for a used SUV instead? You don’t take the depreciation hit that first owner does, and since SUVs are built to last a lifetime, you can get an almost-new SUV at half the original price.
Now that we’ve planted this seed in your head, let’s have a look at the best used SUVs from 2016 with high fuel efficiency.
Subaru Sees Slow Shift Into EV Models In The Coming Years
As more and more automakers are diving deep into the EV market, one automaker appears to be content on making a slow transition into the segment. That was the tone of Subaru Australia’s managing director Nick Senior, who told Drive that while parent company Fuji Heavy Industries is preparing to eventually make a play in the EV market, it’s not something that the actively pushing for at the moment.
In the meantime, Subaru seems to be content with its current strategy of building up a lineup that has been posting healthy sales numbers in recent years, including in the U.S. where the company has been able to keep a 57-month streak of continued increase in sales volume.
But that’s not to say that Subaru is playing its EV cars too slow. Eventually, Senior admitted that the automaker will embrace the development of electric vehicles, especially as that market grows to become a significant segment unto itself. The good news is that even if Subaru isn’t as active as its competitors in the development of EV models, it’s not sitting completely idle either.
The Subaru Global Platform that the automaker unveiled in March 2016 was designed to support a whole range of different powertrain types, including traditional gas, hybrid, plug-in hybrid, electric, and even hydrogen fuel cell. Having the backbone of its cars in place for the foreseeable future is significant because even if Subaru doesn’t rush into the development of electric cars, it already has one of the foundational pieces in place to make the transition a lot smoother when the time comes for it to dive head-first into that pool.
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This is the Subaru R1e electric vehicle developing in conjunction with Toyko Electric Power Co and NEC Lamilion Energy.
At present, ten units of the Subaru R1e electric vehicle are used for daily business operations by The Tokyo Electric Power Company, Incorporated (TEPCO), Subaru’s joint development partner, for road-testing with an eye to a market debut down the road. FHI intends to commercialize the Subaru R1e as a short-distance commuter car based on the Subaru R1 minivehicle currently (...)