Subaru has revealed its all-new 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 to roll out various types of EVs efficiently by combining multiple modules and components, such as the front, center and rear of a vehicle.
Not only the platform, the Solterra has also been jointly developed by Subaru and Toyota, and wide range of collaboration includes product planning, design and performance evaluation. In this development, the two companies combine their respective strengths, such as Subaru’s all-wheel-drive technology and Toyota’s vehicle electrification technology, to create a new SUV.
According to Subaru, the name Solterra was created by joining the words Sol and Terra – the Latin words for the Sun and the Earth respectively. “Subaru gave this name to the EV to appreciate mother nature and further advance the form of coexistence with it, together with our customers, and to represent our commitment to deliver traditional Subaru SUV’s go-anywhere capabilities in an all-electric vehicle.”
Solterra will be joining the line of Subaru SUVs, Ascent, Outback, Forester and Subaru XV and go on sale by the middle of 2022 in the markets including Japan, the United States, Canada, Europe and China.