Subaru squandered no time at all in offering the Solterra, its very first series-produced electric automobile, the STI treatment. Part of it, anyways. It introduced a principle called Solterra STI at the 2022 Tokyo Car Beauty parlor that features a sportier-looking exterior design and also a stock drivetrain.
Shown next to the Nürburgring-bound STI E-RA, the Solterra STI sticks out with a body package that includes a front splitter, rocker panel expansions on both sides, winglets on either side of the back bumper and a roof-mounted looter. A number of these attachments are painted cherry red to develop a visual link in between the Solterra STI and some of the other STI-badged automobiles that Subaru displayed in the Japanese capital.
Black 20-inch wheels with cherry red accents add a completing touch to the exterior design. Subaru hasn’t launched indoor images.
Lovers have pertained to expect a lot from the STI badge: it denoted a half-liter increase in variation and a 42-horsepower bump, among other upgrades, when contributed to the last-generation WRX. And yet, it does not seem like Subaru made significant powertrain or chassis adjustments to the Solterra STI, implying the crossover ought to speed up, brake and also deal with precisely like the outdoorsy, family-friendly design that’s headed for production. Power comes from a pair of electric motors (one per axle) that zap the 4 wheels with 215 horsepower as well as 248 pound-feet of torque. Optimum driving variety should check in at about 220 miles, according to very early quotes.
Subaru hasn’t exposed whether the Solterra STI idea will ultimately end up in display rooms or if it’s just a style exercise.