#Subaru Corporation today announced that Subaru’s all-new global 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. While the two companies have brought together their knowledge to create a completely new platform, #subaru have aimed to realize superior passive safety and vehicle stability, which #subaru has always been pursuing, also in this BEV dedicated platform.
Not only the platform, the #suv “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 outstanding vehicle electrification technology, to create a new #suv with attributes that only an all- electric vehicle can offer.
The name “SOLTERRA” was created by joining the word “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.