Subaru announced the launch of its Solterra electric vehicle (EV) reservations in the United States on Tuesday, available with a $250 refundable deposit. The automaker says pricing won’t be available yet, but is expected in April-May 2022.
“If you are interested in a Subaru Solterra Retailer Reservation Opportunity, follow the steps below to select your preferences, fill out your information, and put down a $250 refundable deposit,” explains Subaru’s website.
“Once pricing is announced, expected between April-May 2022, you will receive an email to contact your preferred Subaru retailer to finalize your Subaru Solterra Reservation Opportunity. At that time, you will be able to discuss options, pricing, and availability,” reads the website.
Prospective customers are asked to choose from three trim levels: Premium, Limited and Touring, offering various features depending on model.
It appears only the mid and high-end Limited and Touring models will include a 12.3-inch multimedia system that supports Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
The Solterra is Subaru’s first global all-electric vehicle, with an estimated EV range of 220 miles (354 km) and was previously unveiled at the Los Angeles Auto Show in November.
Subaru says the 5-passenger vehicle has 8.3 inches of ground clearance, supports all-wheel drive and will have 215 horsepower and 248 lb.-ft of torque from front and rear motors, while offer a 360-degree surround-view camera for the first time.
As for a charging partner, Subaru announced EVgo as its preferred charging network for the Solterra, with over 800 public fast charging stations available and over 1,200 level 2 charging stalls available in the United States.
“Subaru and EVgo share a commitment to performance, reliability, and being good stewards of the environment, which is why we’re excited to partner up to deliver convenient charging for Solterra drivers,” said David Sullivan, Product Marketing Launch Manager at Subaru, in a statement. “We know that access to convenient and affordable charging is key to accelerating EV adoption, and the Subaru EVgo partnership will deliver just that for our first fully electric drivers.”
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