Subaru presents the Solterra, its first electric vehicle

Today Subaru Corporation made the world premiere of its first fully electric vehicle, the Solterra.

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The SOLTERRA, the world’s first battery electric vehicle (BEV) to be launched worldwide, is a vehicle that Subaru claims is “practical for customers to drive comfortably and confidently, as the vehicle will be the cornerstone of the brand’s future BEVs«.

This electric SUV in its front includes a hexagonal grill that expresses the energy efficiency of a BEV. The bodywork presents the horizontal axis from that hexagon and the fenders protrude from the inside, showing the character of a pure SUV.

Subaru Solterra
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Inside, the lower instrument panel and top-mounted gauges, located on the main instrument panel and visible on the steering wheel, are a first for the brand’s vehicles.

Subaru Solterra
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According to Subarú developed the platform for this vehicle, called e-Subaru, together with Toyota Motor Corporation and they did so based on the experience of the Subaru Global Platform, which is highly recognized. The new e-Subaru platform is fully dedicated to BEV.

The high-capacity battery packs were placed under the floor of the vehicle, in order to achieve a low center of gravity and a high resistance and rigidity of the assembly.

As for the powertrain, the Solterra adopted a system that drives the front and rear wheels through two independent motors. Subaru maintains that thanks to the experience they have in AWD (four-wheel drive) technology, which controls the wheels with precision, the new electric vehicle is agile and the driving force between the front and rear is distributed the driving force flexibly.

Subaru Solterra
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Something that does not change in this SUV is that like the other SUVs of the brand, it uses the X-MODE AWD control system, which improves the feeling of safety on rough roads. In addition, this system in the Solterra adds the new Grip Control function, which allows this SUV to operate at a constant speed while stabilizing it even on rough roads.

In terms of safety, when Subaru designed the Solterra skeleton zone by zone, in addition to optimizing the strength of the material, it achieved a reduction in weight and superior safety in the event of a collision.

Subaru Solterra
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According to Subaru, in case of collisions «the structure transfers the load to various body skeletons efficiently absorbing the energy of the collision. Protects not only vehicle occupants, but also protects high voltage electrical equipment in the BEV«.

The launch of the SOLTERRA will begin in mid-2022 in markets such as Japan, the United States, Canada, Europe and China.

For more information and technical specifications you can visit the website of the Solterra on https://www.subaru.es/solterra/.

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