2024 Subaru Solterra electric car prices slashed in Australia ahead of first delivery

2024 Subaru Solterra electric car prices slashed in Australia ahead of first delivery

Subaru has taken a stab at the price of its Tesla Model Y rival, and it’s now $6700 to $8000 cheaper – placing it between the Tesla Model Y RWD and Long Range.

Subaru Australia has reduced the price of the upcoming 2024 Subaru Soltera Electric SUV for up to $8000 before customer shipments begin.

It follows criticism of the original price which showed the cheapest model cost $12,500 more than the base Tesla Model Y – Australia’s best-selling electric car – and the top $90,000 range-topping model.

The entry-level Solterra AWD is down $8000 from $77,990 to $69,990 plus on-road costs – and the best-equipped Solterra AWD Touring is down $6700 from $83,690 to $77,990 plus on-road costs.

However the cheapest variant is still $4590 more than the entry-level Model Y ($65,400 on-road), and it’s less equipped – while the Tesla is rear-wheel drive, the Subaru is all-wheel drive.

The long-range Tesla Model Y – with all-wheel drive, but a longer driving range and better performance than the Subaru – is priced from $78,400 plus on-road costs, making all Subarus the cheapest to buy before on-road costs added.

The new prices apply to all existing pre-orders, and future orders. The first Solterras have arrived at dealers, with customer deliveries starting “soon”, and media previews are about to begin.

It’s unclear what the cuts mean for the Solterra’s near-identical twin – the Toyota BZ4X – whose prices should be announced next week.

Subaru has not given a reason for the price cut.

When asked by DriveA company spokesperson said: “Subaru Australia has made the decision to revise the Subaru Solterra Manufacturer’s List Price prior to first customer delivery to ensure that the revised price is applied to all existing pre-order customers and all incoming orders.”

The Subaru Solterra price cut follows a similar cut from $2675 to $7000 for the Ford Mustang Mach-E electric SUV – also a rival to the Tesla Model Y – which was $15,000 more expensive than the equivalent Tesla Model Y, based on its prices originally.

Equipment levels have not changed for the Subaru Solterra. Click here for more information.

Alex Misoyannis has been writing about cars since 2017, when he started his website, Redline. He contributed to Drive in 2018, before joining CarAdvice in 2019, becoming a regular contributing journalist within the news team in 2020. Cars have played a central role in Alex’s life, from browsing car magazines at a young age, to growing up around and performance. cars in a car loving family.

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