Hiss-hiss, crackle-crackle: The Subaru Solterra was named by combining the Latin words for “Sun” and “Earth." - Photo: Subaru

Hiss-hiss, crackle-crackle: The Subaru Solterra was named by combining the Latin words for “Sun” and “Earth."

Photo: Subaru

Subaru of America, Inc. (SOA) on May 11 announced that it will name its new full-electric SUV, Solterra.

Designed as a joint venture between Subaru and Toyota, the Solterra features a new, dedicated all-electric platform named the e-SUBARU Global Platform. The joint venture combines Subaru’s expertise in all-wheel drive technology with Toyota’s vehicle electrification technology.

The name Solterra was created using the Latin words for “Sun” and “Earth” to represent Subaru’s  commitment to deliver traditional SUV capabilities in an environmentally responsible package. To create the all-new e-SUBARU Global Platform, Subaru engineers worked to bring together the brand’s all-wheel drive capability, driving dynamics and passive safety in a versatile, dedicated EV platform.

The result is a technologically advanced full-electric SUV. The Solterra joins Subaru’s award-winning line-up of SUVs, including the Outback, Forester, Crosstrek and Crosstrek Plug-in Hybrid. The Solterra will go on sale in 2022.

Information: 2023 Subaru Solterra

Originally posted on Charged Fleet

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