Published on November 11th, 2022 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez0
Subaru Solterra Electric Crossover Launched In Taiwan
When will Malaysia get the Subaru Solterra?
The all battery powered Subaru Solterra which is the first electric vehicle from Subaru has been launched in Taiwan.
First shown to the world in November 2021, exactly one year ago, this new crossover is sized almost like the very popular Subaru XV.
The Solterra has inherited the original DNA of Subaru which is tough rugged fun driving with off road capability. This has been Subaru’s biggest advantage over its rivals for years
The Solterra will create a new following of electric vehicle with real off-road capabilities and capture the attention of Taiwanese electric car buyers.
Interestingly, this Go-Anywhere electric SUV includes Subaru’s signature SAWD and X-MODE, bringing unprecedented outdoor capabilities to the EV segment. It also represents Subaru’s latest step forward in creating environmentally-friendly commuting for Taiwanese consumers.
In developing Solterra, Subaru aimed to exceed the various customer expectations for BEVs and make it a practical vehicle so that customers can choose it comfortably and confidently, as the vehicle will be the cornerstone of Subaru’s future BEVs.
Meanwhile, as a Subaru SUV, Subaru aimed to make it a vehicle that existing Subaru customers can feel that it truly is a Subaru.
By filling it with new values that a BEV can offer and the value of “enjoyment and peace of mind” that Subaru have cultivated over many years, Solterra has been built as an authentic SUV in an environmentally friendly package that can be used with peace of mind like the existing Subaru SUV models.
Exterior and Interior
The seamlessly shaped hexagon grille expresses the energy efficiency of a BEV. The body with the horizontal axis starting from that hexagon and the dynamic fenders bulging out from the inside show the strength as an SUV.
Low instrumental panel and top mounted meters, a first for Subaru, located on the instrumental panel and visible above the steering wheel realized the spacious interior.
e-Subaru Global Platform
Utilizing the know-how cultivated with the highly recognized Subaru Global Platform, we have jointly developed the e-Subaru Global Platform together with Toyota Motor Corporation as a BEV-dedicated platform.
The e-Subaru Global Platform enables a driving experience with superior driving dynamics, that brings high stability and handling linearly responds to driver’s steering operation.
High capacity battery packs are placed under the floor as it is a BEV, and by utilizing that battery as a part of the structure, a low center of gravity and high body strength and rigidity are realized.
Driving Performance/AWD System
Solterra has adopted a new system that drives the front and rear wheels with separate motors. Taking advantage of the expertise in AWD technology precisely controlling the four tires that Subaru has accumulated over many years, the agile response of the electric motors and the flexible driving force distribution between front and rear, Solterra fully utilizes the grips of the four wheels and offers a driving with confidence and peace of mind.
Like the other Subaru SUV models, Solterra features the X-MODE AWD control system that enhances the sense of security on rough roads.
By adding the new Grip Control function, which enables the vehicle to run at a constant speed while stabilizing the vehicle even on rough roads, the capability is further enhanced.
Subaru Solterra EV Crossover Specification
Rated Output: 218PS
Rated Torque: 336Nm
Acceleration 0-100 km/h: 6.9 sec
Top speed: 160 km/h
HV battery – usable energy content: 71.4 kWh
Electric. Range: 355km
Electric Consumption: 201Wh/km
AC charging time 10%-100% SOC (11kW): 12hrs 45mins
DC charging time 10%-80% SOC (200kW): 32mins
Selling Price: Estimated RM261,000