Subaru has several teaser images of its first electric car, which will be known as the Solterra EV. Going to the US, Canada, Europe, and Japan in 2022, it will be constrained by the electric vehicle platform that Subaru has been co-making with singular Japanese automaker Toyota.
Subaru steps into electric car manufacturing
In clear teaser plan, the images don’t display too a ton. One, which radiates an impression of being much more a conveying than a certifiable photograph, uncovers that the EV will? for the most part seem, by all accounts, to resemble Subaru’s various SUVs, anyway it is apparently on the more humble side. The other is a close by of the rear badge, with a simple sprinkle of mud as a signal toward Subaru’s outdoorsy bona fides.
That is basically all Subaru is saying until further notice, in any case. No pricing, no specs, and no information about whether Subaru will use the Solterra as an opportunity to animate the way wherein it designs its vehicle interiors (as various automakers have with their first electric vehicles). Basically the singular other detail Subaru shared is that the name “was made using the Latin words for ‘Sun’ and ‘Earth’ to deliver Subaru’s commitment to pass on customary SUV limits in a normally careful group” ? which, to the degree corporate naming shows go, is to some degree refreshingly consonant, regardless, for Subaru.
Solterra is totally more fulfilling to the eyes than “BZ4X,” which is the name of the first SUV Toyota will develop this normal platform with Subaru. The BZ4X is similarly due out in 2022 and will be founded on this basic platform, which Toyota calls the e-TNGA and Subaru calls e-Subaru (which isn’t so symphonious). The associations have said that the vehicles dependent on this platform will benefit by Subaru’s experience with making great all-wheel drive systems and Toyota’s extended lengths of making battery tech for its combinations.
As feeble as the press release is, having the alternative to examine Subaru’s first EV never felt like a total given. Close by Toyota, Subaru has done whatever it takes not to make a splashy or expensive change to electric vehicles during when essentially every other automaker took the leap. The association’s drowsy procedure has, most ideal situation, had all the earmarks of being a quiet examined of the current market and, even from a negative angle, gave off an impression of being removed ? like when it advanced its all-wheel drive technology as a “great opportunity to cope with recent climate change” in a since-deleted press release.