The Latest Car reviews

(Reading time: 2 - 3 minutes)
As Subaru's first all-electric SUV, the Solterra not only steps into new territory but does so with a flourish that's bound to excite both die-hard Subaru fans and newcomers alike. 
Subaru has meticulously sculpted the Solterra’s exterior to reflect both its rugged heritage and its forward-thinking electric ethos. The SUV features a striking design with angular lines and a muscular stance that asserts confidence and capability. The front fascia showcases a closed grille typical of EVs, yet it's cleverly integrated into Subaru's iconic design language with C-shaped LED daytime running lights that echo the brand's adventurous spirit.
Notably, the Solterra's ground clearance and protective body cladding signal its readiness to tackle tough terrains, making it clear that Subaru's commitment to versatility extends into its electric era. The aerodynamic profile not only enhances its visual appeal but plays a critical role in improving range efficiency—a crucial factor for any electric vehicle.
Inside, the Subaru Solterra offers a sanctuary of innovation and comfort. The use of sustainable materials throughout the cabin underscores Subaru’s commitment to environmental stewardship, without sacrificing luxury. The spacious interior is bathed in natural light thanks to a panoramic sunroof, enhancing the sense of openness and connection to the outside world.
Technology lovers will revel in the Solterra's advanced cockpit. A large, centrally located touchscreen serves as the command centre, offering intuitive access to navigation, media, and vehicle settings. Integration with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto is seamless, ensuring that connectivity is just a touch away. Moreover, Subaru provides additional services like on-demand roadside assistance and automatic collision notification, essential for those venturing off the beaten path.
The heart of the Solterra lies in its innovative electric powertrain. Built on their new e-Global Platform, it offers up to 289 miles in range (dependent on trim) and permanent, symmetrical AWD (All Wheel Drive) as standard – an attribute that Subaru has famously perfected over decades. This setup not only provides exceptional balance and handling but also offers instant torque delivery for brisk acceleration and responsive driving dynamics.
True to Subaru's heritage, the Solterra is no slouch when the road gets rough. Its off-road capabilities are impressive, thanks to features like increased ground clearance and underbody protection. The advanced X-MODE system, adapted for electric drive, optimises power distribution and traction control settings to handle challenging terrains such as mud, sand, and rocky surfaces.
The addition of Hill Descent Control and enhanced regenerative braking systems not only helps with maintaining control on steep declines but also contributes to battery charging during off-road excursions, ensuring that every bit of energy is utilised efficiently.
Whether you’re navigating urban streets or exploring distant trails, the Solterra proves that you don't have to compromise on performance to enjoy the advantages of electric mobility.
@Subaru #subaru #solterra #subarusolterra
Pin It

Northern Group of Motoring Writers NGMW

Northern Group Of Motoring Writers

Annabelle Quirk Vice Chairwoman
Ben D T Quirk Member