Subaru Announces Solterra Electric Vehicle

Subaru (Tokyo) — Subaru Corporation announces that Subaru’s all-new global battery electric SUV will be named “Solterra,” and it is scheduled to go on sale in 2022.

“Solterra” is Subaru’s all-new, all-electric C-segment-class SUV and it will be the first Subaru vehicle to be built on the battery electric vehicle (BEV) dedicated e-Subaru Global Platform.

The e-Subaru Global platform, which has been jointly developed by Subaru and Toyota, enables the rollout of various types of EVs efficiently by combining multiple modules and components, such as the front, center, and rear of a vehicle. While the two companies have brought together their knowledge to create a completely new platform, Subaru has aimed to realize superior passive safety and vehicle stability.

Not only the platform, the SUV “Solterra” has also has been jointly developed by Subaru and Toyota through a wide range of collaboration that includes product planning, design, and performance evaluation. In this development, the two companies have combined their respective strengths, such as Subaru’s long-accumulated all-wheel-drive technology and Toyota’s outstanding vehicle electrification technology, to create a new SUV with attributes that only an all-electric vehicle can offer.

The name “Solterra” was created by joining the word “Sol” and “Terra,” the Latin words for the “Sun” and the “Earth” respectively. Subaru gave this name to the EV in appreciation of mother nature.

“Solterra” will be joining the line of Subaru SUVs, Ascent, Outback, Forester, and Subaru XV, and will go on sale by the middle of 2022 in markets including Japan, the United States, Canada, Europe, and China.

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