We recently reported on Subaru’s tease of their upcoming all-electric SUV, the 2023 Solterra, and they have officially revealed it at the Los Angeles Auto Show.

This announcement acts as Subaru’s first step into the global EV market, as the 2023 Solterra is the brand’s first all-electric vehicle. It comes standard with a Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive system putting out 215 horsepower and 245 lb-ft. of torque, providing an estimated range of 220 miles. It is fitted with Level 2 AC, and DC charging capabilities; DC fast charging the Soltera is able to provide 80 percent capacity in less than an hour.

The Solterra is outfitted for adventure thanks to its all-wheel drive system, 8.3 inch ground clearance and variety of off-road assists. These are delivered by Subaru’s X-MODE system, which offers Grip Control, Hill Ascent and Descent Assist, engine throttle management and shift-pattern adjustments. Together, these allow drivers to traverse slicker, more difficult terrain.

Along with technology to make off-road experiences more enjoyable, Subaru has also included a suite of safety technology for on-road travels. This includes their Eyesight Driver Assist Technology with Blind Spot Monitor, Lane Change Assist and Rear Cross-Traffic Alert. Other standard safety features include a Parking Support Brake, which can apply the vehicle’s brakes if an obstacle in the road is detected, and a Safe Exit Assist, which notifies occupants of approaching vehicles with audible and visual warning.

While some exterior design cues are borrowed from other Subarus, such as the hexagonal grille, the Solterra is a reimagining of what the e-Subaru Global Platform can be. The low hood line and sloped rear glass are said to increase aerodynamic performance; the rear features a dual-spoiler design-- one uptop and a ducktail at the bottom. The thin LED headlights and trapezoidal taillights communicate the Solterra’s modern design, whilst the molded-black wheel arches support the vehicle’s off-road capabilities.

Drivers and passengers alike will be greeted by a minimalist design. While materials and color palettes may reflect a “less-is-more” approach towards interior styling, the Solterra boasts an all-new multimedia infotainment system with an available 12.3-inch touchscreen, an available panoramic glass roof, and spacious storage options. The Solterra can fit five passengers and 30 cubic-feet of rear cargo space; 60/40 folding seat backs allow for greater storage capacity.

The name “Solterra” was derived from the Latin words for “Sun” (Sol) and “Earth” (Terra). Together, they form a literary bond representing Subaru’s commitment to environmental responsibility.

Pricing and delivery timelines are yet to be unveiled, but we’ll have more on the 2023 Subaru Solterra soon on MotorWeek.