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 the company 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 says it has aimed to realise superior passive safety and vehicle stability, which it has always been pursuing 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 combined 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.
“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.