Subaru announced that their all-new global battery-electric SUV will be named “Solterra” and 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—been jointly developed by Subaru and Toyota—enables to roll out of 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 aims to realize superior passive safety and vehicle stability, which Subaru has always been pursuing, also in this BEV dedicated platform.
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 their customers, and to represent their commitment to delivering 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 Crosstrek and go on sale by the middle of 2022 in the markets including Canada, Japan, the United States, Europe and China.