The renowned Japanese automaker that is Subaru usually sparks ideas of fuel-guzzling cars, however, it looks like the brand is taking a big step in the direction of EVs. Specifically, Subaru has finally revealed the company’s first-ever electric car, the Solterra 4×4.
Although the official video only teases the vehicle’s aesthetics, other imagery floating around the web appears to offer a more obvious look at the upcoming automobile. As for what to expect, the Solterra appears to take a look of inspiration from Toyota’s bZ4X concept car.
Despite Japanese media previously reporting that the car could be called the Evoltis, Subaru settled with Solterra. As for why, the name is a combination of the Latin words for sun and earth, this is showing their effort “to appreciate mother nature and further advance the form of coexistence with it.”
Now, although some think that it was unfair of Subaru to “copy” Toyota’s vision when it comes to the exterior, do remember that both electric cars are based on the same e-TNGA platform that the two Japanese automakers created together. As for the interior, the Solterra has a slightly different configuration, carrying bolstered seats and a large mid-mounted display with additional panels below the rotary knob, which it shares with the bZ4X.
Although not much else is known regarding the car, experts predict the vehicle to cost between $30,0000 to $40,000, and will likely see its launch take place in 2023.