Subaru confirmed the all-new 2023 Subaru Solterra all-electric SUV makes its global debut on November 11 at 9:30 AM JST. Subaru Corporation will reveal its first-ever all-electric model with a live presentation by Subaru President and CEO Tomomi Nakamura and an introduction by the Solterra development manager.
Converted to Eastern Standard Time (EST), the new Solterra EV SUV reveal will be on November 10, at 5:30 PM in North America. Subaru Corporation will make the 30-minute live presentation on YouTube, and you can get the link here.
Here is what we already know about the new Solterra from the Toyota bZ4X announcement this week. The new Solterra will come with a 71-kilowatt hour battery, close to a 250-mile driving range, and new safety technology.
Unlike the Toyota bZ4X that will feature both front-wheel and all-wheel-drive, the Solterra "Is built from Subaru SUV DNA, including legendary Subaru Symmetrical all-wheel drive and plenty of ground clearance," Subaru said in the announcement in August.
Subaru says the Solterra all-electric SUV will be "distinctly Subaru," meaning the new compact SUV will likely have a higher ride height and expanded all-weather capabilities. The Solterra will feature X-Mode for additional off-road performance.
The all-wheel-drive Solterra will have an 80-kW motor on both the front and back axles and can accelerate to 62 mph from a standstill in 7.7 seconds with a range of 248 miles. The batteries will get top of class capacity retention of 90 percent after ten years, Toyota said.
The Solterra will be approximately the size of the 2022 Forester compact SUV. It will be manufactured by Toyota at its Japan factory and sold globally, but production volumes are expected to be limited, at least in the early sales period.
The Solterra is expected to make its U.S. launch in mid-2022. The new EV will go on sale in Japan and the U.S. and then be released in Canada, Europe, and China. Subaru Report will bring you the complete details on November 10 after its global debut. Stay tuned.
Check out the 2023 Subaru Solterra teaser video below.
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