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Subaru Solterra Receives Significant Upgrades for 2024

Faster charging will help improve the Subaru Solterra's appeal.

Subaru’s recent initiatives to stimulate Solterra sales, such as a $5,000 price reduction and lower financing rates, have met with great success. With momentum behind Subaru’s first EV, they’ve also introduced some important upgrades for the 2024 model year.

2024 Subaru Solterra | Photo: Subaru

As we know, the Solterra shares its platform with the Toyota bZ4X and Lexus RZ. These changes aim to refine the vehicle’s design and functionality while better meeting user needs. Here’s a detailed look at the main updates.

When it comes to charging, the 2024 Solterra with a heat exchanger to optimize thermal management of the 72.8 kW/h battery. Software updates have significantly reduced fast recharge time, from 60 to 35 minutes to charge the battery from 10% to 80% under ideal conditions. Moreover, users can now perform up to four rapid recharges per day, enhancing the vehicle’s usability for long-distance drivers.

2024 Subaru Solterra | Photo: Subaru

The exterior design remains subtle yet elegant, with a palette of six colors, introducing Smoked Carbon/Black to replace Red. This selection reflects consumer preferences, with the majority of vehicles sold in White, Black, Anthracite, and Silver. The base price is set at $56,495, with additional equipment options available at a cost.

The redesigned steering wheel now features flat sections at the top and bottom for improved instrument readability. This design provides a clearer view of the instrument display, optimizing the driving experience. In addition, roof rails and a Level 2 charging cable have been added as standard equipment, offering greater versatility and ease of charging with options for 110 or 220-volt sockets.

2024 Subaru Solterra | Photo: Subaru

In terms of interior comfort, Luxury and Tech models now benefit from a front passenger seat that can be adjusted in height and reclined almost vertically. This feature is particularly useful when carrying long objects that extend from the cargo area to the dashboard. Subaru has chosen to remove the TPMS tire pressure monitoring system from this model to simplify seasonal tire changes, streamlining maintenance for owners.

The advanced safety system has also been enhanced, now including Traffic Jam Assist for semi-autonomous driving in traffic jams at low speeds, below 40 km/h. However, access to this feature requires a subscription to the cloud-connected navigation service, a small compromise for cutting-edge technology.

2024 Subaru Solterra | Photo: Subaru

The Subaru Solterra 2024 features a series of notable improvements that will strengthen its appeal in the competitive electric SUV market.


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