This price point makes the Solterra eligible for federal and provincial incentives.
A luxury package and a technology package will be available.
The Solterra can drive up to 360 kilometres on a charge according to NRCan.
Subaru announced the Canadian pricing information for the Solterra electric SUV which will arrive in the country in the coming months.
Revealed a while ago now, the Solterra is just about to enter the Canadian market, where it will be priced from $54,295.
The electric SUV will be available in a single trim level with two option packages on the order sheet.
As with every Subaru (except the BRZ), all-wheel drive is standard via a dual-motor drive train that delivers 215 horsepower and a 72.8 kWh battery that allows for a range of up to 360 kilometres according to Natural Ressources Canada (NRCan).
The entry-level version of the Solterra will benefit from a complimentary three-year subscription to Safety Connect, which is a technology that can detect accidents and automatically call emergency services.
Also free for three years is the subscription to Remote-Connect, which makes it possible to lock and unlock the vehicle as well as pre-condition the cabin via a phone app.
The standard equipment also features items such as the X-Mode AWD system that includes hill ascent and descent control, a drive mode selector, one pedal driving capability and 18-inch wheels.
Inside, the standard Solterra offers heated front seats, an auto-dimming rear-view mirror, a 7.0-inch digital instrument cluster, an 8.0-inch infotainment screen, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
In terms of safety equipment, Subaru’s EyeSight suite of driver assistance systems is also standard, including technologies such as rear cross-traffic alert, blind spot monitoring, lane keeping assist, and Safe Exit Assist, which warns passengers of approaching vehicles when the Solterra is stopped.
The available Luxury Package adds a 360-degree camera system, roof rails, a rear spoiler, 20-inch alloy wheels, fog lamps, rain-sensing wipers, two-tone paint options, and the parking assist system. Inside, a 10-way power driver’s seat with memory settings is present, and so are the heated rear seats, the heated steering wheel, a 12,3-inch touchscreen, the Harman Kardon sound system, and the StarTex upholstery. This package adds $4,100 to the price tag, pushing it to $58,395.
The Technology Packages includes all of the elements found in the Luxury Package and it adds a number of other features, such as a glass roof, a black accent on the hood, a cargo cover, ventilated seats, and ambient lighting. This package costs $7,800, bringing the total cost for a “fully loaded” Solterra to $62,095.
The Solterra’s base price makes it slightly more affordable than the cheapest all-wheel drive Toyota bZ4X, which is the same vehicle apart from badging and small details, and more importantly, it allows Subaru’s first EV to qualify for both federal and provincial incentives.