Just as the accordingly developed Subaru BRZ and Toyota GR86 affection accepted administration central and out, Subaru’s new Solterra battery-electric crossover appear on Wednesday matches the Toyota archetypal developed alongside it, the BZ4X.
So far we’ve alone been apparent the BZ4X and Solterra in Japanese spec. Capacity on U.S.-bound versions should be appear at the 2021 Los Angeles Auto Show on abutting week. Both cartage will ability U.S. showrooms in mid-2022 as 2023 models.
While the BZ4X name signifies the Toyota as a affiliate of a new BZ ancestors of electric vehicles, the Solterra name is a aggregate of the Latin words for “sun” and “earth.”
The Solterra is abutting to Subaru’s Forester in admeasurement at 184.6 inches long, 73.2 inches wide, and 64.9 inches tall. It’s about 2 inches best and added than Subaru’s accepted bunched crossover, but has a 7 inch best wheelbase (112.2 inches). That should accord the Solterra some added commuter room, abnormally in the backseat. Both cartage are able to bench five.
Underpinning the Solterra and BZ4X is a committed EV platform. While development of the belvedere was spearheaded by Toyota, Subaru was broke for its ability in all-wheel-drive systems. Hence, both cartage will affection the accustomed “X-Mode” area selector for AWD models. Subaru has branded its adaptation of the belvedere the e-Subaru Global Platform, or eSGP for short. Toyota calls its adaptation the e-TNGA.
Announced powertrain and array specs bout those of the Toyota. Each appearance a 71.4 kwh array backpack and buyers will be able to accept from a front-wheel-drive powertrain with 201 hp or an all-wheel-drive bureaucracy with 214 hp. We aren’t abiding a FWD adaptation of the Subaru will accomplish it to the U.S.; that’d be some array of baby heresy. Subaru didn’t acknowledgment dispatch or top dispatch figures, but we apperceive the BZ4X offers 0-62 mph dispatch times of 8.4 abnormal with FWD and 7.7 abnormal with AWD. Expect agnate for the Subaru.
2023 Subaru Solterra
Range is an estimated 329 afar (FWD) or 286 afar (AWD) on the Japanese cycle. Expect lower abstracts aback abstinent by the EPA. Subaru additionally didn’t specify charging details, but already afresh we can infer from the Toyota that charging at up to 150 application is possible, which will accredit an 80% allegation in 30 minutes. The Solterra will additionally action a roof-mounted solar panel, a affection that will additionally be offered on the BZ4X in some markets.
Inside, the two cartage already afresh attending actual agnate with the aforementioned adipose dashboard and ample touchscreen that sits aloft a abounding centermost animate that swoops up to the top of the dash. An animated agenda apparatus animate sits abaft the council wheel; Subaru did not acknowledgment any bond caster availability (thank goodness).
For added capacity and hands-on impressions, be abiding to analysis aback actuality abutting anniversary aback we see the Solterra out in California for the aboriginal time.
2023 Toyota BZ4X
Production will be handled at plants in China and Japan.
Note, the Solterra isn’t Subaru’s aboriginal EV. That account goes to the Subaru Stella electric minicar launched in Japan in 2009.
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