Orders are being taken for Subaru’s first all-electric vehicle the Solterra.

But it ain’t cheap, priced from $77,990 plus on-roads, with two grades to pick from.

With two electric motors, one for each axle, Solterra delivers 160kW of power and 337Nm
of torque, and has a range of 414km (WLTP).

The 71.4kW battery can be charged from 20 to 80 per cent in as little as 30 minutes with a
150kW DC charger, while a single phase 7kW home charger takes seven or eight hours.
Solterra is another vehicle that has been developed jointly with Toyota.

As with their BRZ/Toyota 86 partnership, its counterpart is the Toyota bZ4X, while the “e-
Subaru Global Platform” (e-SGP) on which it sits is a copy of the Toyota e-TNGA platform.

Solterra comes with a five-year service plan, five-year roadside assistance, carpet mats,
cargo tray and a 2kW AC charging cable with 8A wall plug.

It’s not only marks the debut of Subaru’s first battery electric vehicle (BEV) in Australia, but
also represents the beginning of increased diversification, with more hybrid and BEV
models to follow.

After extending an exclusive pre-order invitation to customers that registered their interest,
the order books open to all from tomorrow, Wednesday, November 8.

Limited volume remains available for pre-order in the initial Australian allocation.

To pre-order the car online go to or contact any Subaru dealer.

Subaru’s Blair Read said: “We are delighted to extend the opportunity to all Australian
motorists to reserve their order in the first allocation of our first all-electric Subaru SUV.”
Solterra AWD is priced from $77,990 and Solterra AWD Touring from $83,690 plus on-

About Chris Riley

Chris Riley has been a journalist for 40 years. He has spent half of his career as a writer, editor and production editor in newspapers, the rest of the time driving and writing about cars both in print and online. His love affair with cars began as a teenager with the purchase of an old VW Beetle, followed by another Beetle and a string of other cars on which he has wasted too much time and money. A self-confessed geek, he’s not afraid to ask the hard questions - at the risk of sounding silly.
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