Subaru has revealed that its first fully electric vehicle will be called Solterra and gave us an idea of what it would look like in a photo where it is partially hidden in the shadows. Solterra comes from the Latin words meaning “sun” and “earth” and was chosen to “represent Subaru’s commitment to offer traditional SUV capabilities in an environmentally friendly package”. The automaker designed the vehicle in partnership with Toyota based on the all-electric e-SUBARU platform they developed together.
While Toyota brought its expertise in electrification to the joint project, Subaru contributed its knowledge of all-wheel drive technology. Toyota is also launching its own vehicle based on the modular platform called the bZ4X, and like Autoblog note, the two already show a family resemblance. We’ll have to wait for photos showing more of the Solterra first, but it looks like the vehicle will have angular headlights and LED accents. The company also released a close-up image showing its name and EV badge on its tailgate:
Subaru is expected to fully launch the Solterra this year, as Toyota will also launch the bZ4X before the end of 2021. The EV will then be available for purchase in 2022 in the US, Canada, China, Europe and Japan.
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