In 2022 Subaru will launch the Evoltis, its first production electric car. Subaru will base this model on the e-TNGA platform of its partner Toyota (a collaboration between both companies will be essential for Subaru to achieve its goal of exclusively selling electrified vehicles by 2030); In fact, it will have a twin under that brand, as already happens with the Subaru BRZ and Toyota GT86.
This joint development will allow both companies to save costs, differentiating their models from each other due to minor, aesthetic changes (headlights, bumpers, grille, etc.). The twins will fall into the category of family SUVs, in which they will have to compete against rivals such as the Nissan Ariya, their Japanese compatriot.
From an aesthetic point of view, we should expect the Subaru Evoltis to look very characteristic proportions, with a reasonably short hood, low overhangs, prominent wheel arches with plastic guards, and a coupe-like roof drop. In short, it will be a model with aggressive aesthetics.
The Evoltis will be available exclusively with an intelligent all-wheel-drive system developed by Subaru itself, which will also be present in its Toyota sibling. Its powertrain will consist of two electric motors, two variants being available: one with 217 hp (160 kW) and the other with 408 hp (300 kW). The latter is possibly the STI sports variant.
The electric SUV is expected to feature Subaru’s next-generation EyeSight safety system, made up of driver assistants’ full arsenal. Initially, the next evolution of this acclaimed system will equip artificial intelligence, so we should expect certain autonomous driving capabilities.
The start of production is scheduled for spring 2022. At the moment, there are no details regarding the capacity of its batteries, its autonomy, or its target price. However, it is expected that the pack has the same guarantee as other Toyota electric models (10 years or 1,000,000 kilometers).