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Subaru Soltera: Subaru’s electric SUV

Subaru Soltera: Subaru’s electric SUV

Subaru Solterra The vehicle was announced in late 2020 as the then unnamed electric SUV from Subaru. If you take a closer look at the photos since then and the current teasers, you’ll see many similarities to the photos shown later. Toyota bZ4X concept. This is not a coincidence, since in fact it is the same car. As with the Subaru BRZ and Toyota GT86 – Now GR86 So the two Japanese brands are working together on this project.

Where Toyota describes its long-awaited electric newcomer as a model-sized RAV4, Subaru calls it a Forester-sized car. A midsize SUV, it is officially a vehicle of the so-called Part C in Europe. This puts Japanese newcomers on paper in the waters of cars like the Volkswagen ID4, Skoda Enyaq iV, Kia EV6 and Hyundai Ioniq 5, although we haven’t seen any specifications yet.

Subaru Solterra

Toyota bZ4X concept

Toyota bZ4X concept

All-wheel drive Subaru

It is not always clear in these types of collaboration projects whether or not the collaboration actually took place. According to Subaru, the electric platform has already been developed by both brands. Subaru will use its vast experience in four-wheel drive, although four-wheel drive with the Electric Solterra is of course very different from the Outback, for example.

The sun and the earth

The name “Solterra” is a mixture of “Sol” and “Terra”, the sun and the earth respectively. With this, Subaru wants to “express its appreciation for nature and further deepen its relationship with that nature”. Nice and floating. In concrete terms, this means that the Electric Subaru should also be a true ‘go-anywhere car’, in short, a vehicle that you can also get off the beaten track.

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On sale in mid-2022

Subaru Solterra sales will start in mid-2022, according to Subaru reports. There’s still a long way to go before that, and long before that, we’ll undoubtedly see more of the car. Sales will start in Japan, the United States, Canada, Europe, China, and the electric vehicle nation, and the Netherlands is undoubtedly among the first beneficiaries.