Subaru Confirms Electric SUV Launch

Mon 14th Dec 2020

Japanese car manufacturer Subaru have confirmed that their first foray into the European EV market will be a mid-size SUV produced in partnership with Toyota.

Very few details are known so far from the limited news release which Subaru published this week, though we can expect it to be a similar size to the existing Forester, and Japanese media sources are suggesting it might be called the Evoltis.

“The news underlines Subaru’s efforts to reduce its environmental footprint in Europe and satisfy a growing demand for alternative powertrains,” a Subaru press release stated.

 “It also signals the brand’s second electrification step in Europe after it recently launched mild-hybrid variants of two core models in the region, where the Subaru XV e-BOXER and Forester e-BOXER models today represents 60% of the sales volume.”

 The proposed all-electric SUV will share the same electric platform which Toyota recently announced would provide the backbone for their own electric SUV, which will be similar in look and feel to the RAV4.

Earlier this year Subaru unveiled a futuristic looking SUV at a briefing and many are expecting that the ‘Evoltis’ will share many elements. The company is aiming to have at least 40 per cent of its global sales to be hybrid or electric by 2030.