Subaru is going electric

11 July 2022 | Model releases

All-electric SUV EV Subaru Solterra confirmed for New Zealand!

Subaru of New Zealand announced the introduction of its first battery electric vehicle to the New Zealand market today to New Zealand’s automotive journalists, with the long-awaited Solterra All-Wheel Drive confirmed for a 2023 arrival

The Subaru SOLTERRA EV redefines what an electric vehicle is, with All-Wheel Drive at the heart of its DNA, enabling it to contend with the windy unsealed roads and arduous weather conditions we have here in New Zealand. Combining the rugged and durable style that Subaru customers have come to expect with an eco-friendly output, our Subaru Solterra model has the go-anywhere capabilities you’d expect from a Subaru without impacting the environment.

We look forward to working with Subaru Corporation to bring exciting new electrified technology to New Zealand to continue helping Kiwis explore Subaru Country. Register your interest to be kept in the loop with SOLTERRA EV’s future announcements.

Solterra has adopted a new system that drives the front and rear wheels with separate motors. Taking advantage of the expertise in AWD technology precisely controlling the four tyres, the agile response of the electric motors and the flexible driving force distribution between front and rear, Solterra fully utilises the available grip of all four wheels and offers driving confidence with peace of mind.

Like the other Subaru SUV models, Solterra features the X-Mode AWD control system that enhances the sense of security on rough roads. By adding the new Grip Control function, which enables the vehicle to run at a constant speed while stabilising the vehicle even on rough roads, the capability is further enhanced.

View the full press release from Subaru here:

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