Subaru’s all-new battery electric SUV will be named ‘Solterra’ and it is scheduled to go on sale in 2022, the brand has confirmed.
The Solterra is Subaru’s 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, centre and rear of a vehicle.
While the two companies have brought together their knowledge to create a completely new platform, Subaru says it has aimed to “realise superior passive safety and vehicle stability”, which the brand states it has always been pursuing, also in this BEV dedicated 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 long-accumulated all-wheel-drive technology and Toyota’s vehicle electrification technology.
The name Solterra was created by joining the word ‘Sol’ and ‘Terra’, the Latin words for the sun and the earth respectively, according to Subaru.