Subaru Australia has detailed pricing and indicative specifications of its all-electric Solterra crossover ahead of order books opening on November 8.
Customer deliveries will commence before the end of the year.
The local Subaru Solterra range starts at $77,990 before on-roads for the entry-level AWD variant, and extends to $83,690 before on-roads for the AWD Touring.
As previously detailed, the Australian-specification Solterra range is only available with a dual-motor all-wheel drive setup producing 160kW and 337Nm.
The related Toyota bZ4X, which recently received a running change, is set to launch locally in February 2024 and is available in other markets with a single-motor setup. If this single-motor variant comes to Australia it will likely undercut the dual-motor Solterra.
Included in the manufacturer’s list price for the Australian-specification Solterra is a 60-month/75,000km service plan, five years of roadside assistance, carpet mats, a cargo tray, as well as a 2kW AC charging cable with 8 amp wall plug.
A “limited volume” of the Solterra will be available to pre-order on November 8. In order to place an order you’ll need to visit a Subaru dealer or go on the Subaru Australia website.
- 2024 Subaru Solterra AWD: $77,990
- 2024 Subaru Solterra AWD Touring: $83,690
All prices are before on-road costs
The 2024 Subaru Solterra is powered by a dual-motor all-wheel drive setup with total system outputs of 160kW of power and 337Nm of torque.
This is fed by a 71.4kWh lithium-ion battery pack.
The 2024 Subaru Solterra has a claimed range of 414km according to WLTP testing.
It can bevDC fast-charged at rates up to 150kW, with charging from 20 to 80 per cent taking approximately 30 minutes.
The electric crossover can also be AC charged at rates up to 7kW, with charging from 20 to 80 per cent taking approximately 7-8 hours.
The Subaru Solterra measures in at 4690mm long, 1860mm wide and 1650mm tall, with a 2850mm wheelbase.
This makes it slightly longer and wider than a Forester. Ground clearance is 210mm, or 10mm less than a Forester, while kerb weight ranges between 1930kg and 2020kg.
Subaru Australia hasn’t detailed the boot capacities for the Solterra at this stage.
The 2024 Subaru Solterra is covered by a five-year, unlimited-kilometre warranty, along with five years of roadside assistance.
The high-voltage battery is covered by an eight-year, 160,000km warranty, while the 12V battery is covered by a two-year warranty.
Subaru has confirmed the Solterra will come with a complimentary 60-month/75,000km servicing program, which is included in the purchase of the vehicle.
The Subaru Solterra hasn’t been crash-tested by ANCAP or Euro NCAP at this stage.
Standard safety equipment across the range includes the following:
- Autonomous emergency braking (AEB)
- Rear AEB
- Pre-collision system
- Blind-spot monitoring
- Rear cross-traffic alert
- Lane departure alert
- Lane Tracing Assist
- Emergency Steering Assist
- Adaptive cruise control
- Driver monitoring
- Low-speed acceleration suppression
- Traffic sign recognition
- Surround-view camera
- Rear parking sensors
The Solterra AWD Touring adds an intelligent park assist function.
Subaru Australia has published indicative specifications for the Solterra range at this stage, which means they could change.
The 2024 Subaru Solterra AWD comes with the following:
- 18-inch alloy wheels with wheel caps
- LED headlights
- LED fog lights
- Power tailgate
- 7.0-inch digital instrument cluster
- 12.3-inch touchscreen infotainment system
- Digital rear-view mirror
- Heated steering wheel
- Heated front seats
- Heated rear outboard seats
- Power driver’s seat with electric lumbar support
- Carpet mats
- Cargo tray
- 2kW AC charging cable with 8 amp wall plug
The Solterra AWD Touring adds:
- 20-inch alloy wheels
- Wireless phone charger
- 10-speaker Harman Kardon sound system
- Driver’s side mirror memory
- Synthetic leather upholstery
- Power passenger seat
- Semi-automatic parking assist
The flagship Solterra AWD Touring can be had with two-tone exterior paint for an additional $1200. A panoramic glass sunroof is also available, though Subaru hasn’t confirmed what it costs yet.
In addition, Subaru Australia is offering two different wallbox bundles to owners of the Solterra. The prices including installation are as follows:
Bundle 1 – $2250
- Ocular LTE Plus wallbox single-phase (7kW) tethered Type 2 with six-metre cable
Bundle 2 – $2645
- Ocular LTE Plus wallbox three-phase (22kW) tethered Type 2 with six-metre cable
Subaru Australia hasn’t detailed the full range of exterior paint colours for the Solterra range at this stage.
We do know the flagship AWD Touring variant can be optioned with two-tone exterior paint, however, for an additional $1200.