Okay, surely you weren’t expecting a brand like Subaru to renounce the tradition of the Boxer engine and the Symmetrical AWD so characteristic of the Japanese manufacturer and leave everything for a model that it has dubbed Subaru Solterra. It may seem strange but the future of anti-pollution regulations rules and you have to get used to this new future.
The brand revealed to us the new C-SUV, which is the first Subaru vehicle to be developed with the E-Subaru Global Platform dedicated to electric vehicles (BEV). This platform, as we discussed in its day, is none other than the well-known Toyota e-TNGA.
The Subaru Solterra EV It is, therefore, the first cousin of the Toyota bZ4X, something easily noticeable at a first glance. The basic principle of architecture is that there are a series of elements that remain unchanged while others change. This approach allows for variations within the limits of vehicle width, length, wheelbase and height.
In dimensions, both are 4,690 mm long, 1,860 mm wide and 1,650 mm high, with a 2,850 mm wheelbase.
As in the Toyota bZ4XIn the Solterra we will see two mechanical options. The base model with front-wheel drive is fitted with an electric motor with 204 hp (150 kW) and 265 Nm of torque. These figures allow you to accelerate from 0 to 100 km / h in 8.4 seconds and reach a top speed of 160 km / h. The all-wheel drive model generates a maximum power of 217.5 hp and 336 Nm of torque.
Although it is almost impossible, we can never say “never”, so if Toyota launched a GR version of your bZ4X, we could end up looking at a possible electric version of the Subaru Solterra.
Leaving probability aside, today X-Tomi Design has shown us how the Solterra would look with an STI format accompanied by the brand’s characteristic rally blue sports color.