Subaru is exhibiting us all types of views of its upcoming Solterra electrical crossover at this time. Teasers for the entrance, rear, aspect and inside of the crossover can be found to pore over, and you may scroll by all of them within the gallery above.
We’ll begin with the tiny shreds of data Subaru gave us along with the photos, although. Subaru confirmed that all-wheel drive might be commonplace with the Solterra. It additionally claimed “ample backseat and cargo room,” however didn’t present figures or photos to again the declare up. Lastly, Subaru mentioned to count on it to return with “superior security know-how,” however didn’t additional outline what that tech consisted of.
Now, onto the photos. The fully unshrouded and undisguised photograph of the rear bumper and taillights is an effective place to begin. We can see some sharp LED lights on both aspect of the hatch with a spoiler in between them. There’s a ton of badging out again with 5 complete emblems (together with the middle Subaru brand). The blue “EV” brand within the decrease proper nook is probably the most intriguing new badge. Below the bumper is a few black plastic cladding, presumably to provide the EV’s rear some rugged vibes.
The entrance view offers us our first look on the automotive’s LED headlights. They’re sharp and angular, matching the form of the sheetmetal shaped round them. The hood line seems to show sharply upwards proper after the headlight ends, too. We can see the smallest glimpse of the grille. A Subaru brand is seen by the forest, and flat black panels look like the backsplash for which the emblem rests. However, the finer particulars listed here are nonetheless not possible to completely suss out.
Subaru’s final exterior teaser exhibits the complete aspect profile, together with manufacturing wheels. This is the place it’s given away that the Solterra goes to look almost equivalent to its Toyota twin (the automotive is being collectively developed with Toyota), the bZ4X. The two are nearly precise copies of one another from the aspect, as they share each physique line and crease all the way down to the lights in entrance and again. Even the physique cladding/Toyota trim decor shapes are the identical. Subaru’s one differentiator we will see right here is in wheel design. The wheels on the Solterra seem extra rugged than the fashionable rims on the bZ4X. Nevertheless, if you happen to’ve seen the bZ4X, you may mainly say that you just’ve seen the Solterra now.
Perhaps probably the most thrilling teaser photograph of all is the only inside shot Subaru dropped at this time. It depicts a darkened inside to be able to spotlight the screens and fundamentals of the inside design, and it certain does look upmarket versus Subaru’s present inside design language. Even with the latest shift upward with the brand new Outback and Legacy, this one’s a lower above. An enormous widescreen dominates the middle stack, whereas contact haptic management buttons waterfall under it. This leads right into a rotary shift knob flanked by much more contact controls. There’s additionally an odd sequence of lights simply behind the shifter that we’re not totally certain of but. The final bit of sunshine we will see is from the digital instrument cluster that appears pushed pretty far ahead to the windshield — simply take a look at how lengthy that steering column seems.
Both the door panel and sprint appear like they’re slathered in some unknown (maybe inexperienced/recycled?) trim supplies that we’re desirous to discover. It definitely doesn’t appear like any Subaru inside we’ve ever seen, and as soon as once more, that’s because of how a lot Toyota is in it. If you take a look at photos of the bZ4X’s inside, the Solterra’s normal design and supplies mirror what Toyota is utilizing. That’s not a foul factor, but it surely’s price noting how related these two automobiles will finally be.
As of now, the Solterra is scheduled to go on sale in mid-2022 as a 2023 mannequin yr automobile.