The Subaru car brand doesn’t want to be left behind with the electric car trend. Subaru reportedly plans to release its first electric car for the global market in mid-2022. Subaru will release a battery-based electric SUV (BEV) called the Subaru Solterra. The car will be released in the United States, Japan, Canada, Europe and China.
On the exterior, the seamlessly shaped hexagon grille expresses the energy efficiency of the BEV on Subaru’s electric car. While the body with a horizontal axis and dynamic fenders, really shows strength as an SUV.
Meanwhile, from the interior side, there is a low instrumental panel mounted above. The location of the panel is visible above the steering wheel, to present a roomy interior.
The Subaru Solterra is developed with the Subaru Global Platform. In this regard, Subaru has developed the Global e-Subaru platform together with Toyota Motor Corporation, as a dedicated BEV platform.
The Global e-Subaru platform is claimed to enable a driving experience with superior dynamics. This vehicle provides high stability, and handling that linearly responds to the operation of the driver’s steering wheel.
In such cars, a high-capacity battery pack is placed under the floor. The Subaru Solterra has also adopted a new system, which drives the front and rear wheels with separate motors.
Then, this car also takes advantage of expertise in AWD technology, which can precisely control all four tires, agile electric motor response, and flexible driving force distribution between front and rear. Like other Subaru SUV models, the Solterra is also equipped with the X-MODE AWD control system, which enhances safety on rough roads.
Then, there is also a new grip control function, which allows the vehicle to run at a constant speed, stabilizing the vehicle on difficult terrain and increasing the vehicle’s capabilities.
Furthermore, by designing the shape of the device for each body part and optimizing the strength of the material, Subaru claims Solterra achieves reduced car weight and superior collision safety at the same time.
In the event of a collision, the structure, which transfers the load to a number of body frames, can efficiently absorb the collision energy. In fact, it protects not only passengers, but also the high-voltage equipment in the BEV.