2023 Subaru Solterra Unveiled in Japan

The all-new 2023 Subaru Solterra is an electric compact crossover that will debut next year. This model looks compact, and it features standard all-wheel drive. Subaru company teamed up with Toyota to co-develop the platform, which is also planned to underpin all other upcoming models including Forester and Outback models.

Generally speaking, the Solterra is visually and mechanically similar to the recently introduced Toyota bZ4X, but it has a more compact and modern styling. The power is combined from two electric motors and a battery, delivering a combined 215 horsepower. On top of that, you can choose three drive modes: Eco, Normal, and Power.

2023 Subaru Solterra side

2023 Subaru Solterra Design

The 2023 Subaru Solterra is a compact crossover that looks attractive thanks to many sharp lines. It`s very unique with a bold, origami-like front end. Subaru has revealed Solterra it in Japan, so we know a bit more about its design.

As we mentioned, the Solterra was designed in cooperation with Toyota, and it shares many design cues with the a nearly identical Toyota bZ4x. In general, the front end looks similar to the bZ4x featuring an attractive grille and angular headlights. Moreover, all the other parts are almost indistinguishable from the Toyota model.

First Look Inside

The 2023 Subaru Solterra from what we’ve seen, will be very modern inside. This SUV features a high-mounted digital gauge cluster, a large touchscreen for the infotainment system, and also a typical center console. The Solterra’s infotainment system will include as standard a 12.3-inch touchscreen that’s located in the center of the dash. Besides, the forthcoming model will also come with connectivity features such as Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Moreover, expect optionally built-in navigation, upgraded stereo option, and wireless phone charger as well.

We expect the Solterra to host many of driver-assistance technology. Key safety features will likely include, standard forward-collision warning and automated emergency braking, lane-departure warning and lane-keeping assist, and lastly blind-spot monitor and rear cross-traffic alert.

2023 Subaru Solterra interior

2023 Subaru Solterra Under the Hood

Considering that the 2023 Subaru Solterra is an all-electric vehicle, featuring an all-wheel-drive system as standard. According to Subaru, the unit consist of a two electric motors and battery, producing a combined 215 horsepower.

The performance of this SUV can differ depending on the drive mode you choose. As far as we know, the manufacturer will offer three of them: Eco, Normal, and Power. As you can see, the new Subaru Solterra is using similar mechanics as the Toyota bZ4X.

2023 Subaru Solterra rear

Release Date, Price

The 2023 Solterra crossover will be Subaru’s first electric vehicle that will debut in 2022 as a 2023 model. As mentioned, the upcoming model is featuring odd styling with a bold, origami-like front end. Also, it comes with a modern cabin that offers supportive seats and warm orange leather.

The Solterra is an all-wheel-drive that uses one electric motor to drive the front axle and a second to drive the rear. From information that’s available, the new SUV will cost around $37,000 for the model with standard equipment. Adding more options, price will significantly jump.

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