Subaru Europe announced today that its first all-electric model in Europe will be introduced during the first half of 2020's (2021-2025). Various unofficial sources say that the car might be revealed in 2021.
UPDATE: We updated the dates as the introduction is officially scheduled for "the first half of 2020’s", not the first half of 2021.
It's important to note that in September 2019, Toyota announced a further investment in Subaru to increase its share from 16.83% to a minimum of 20% and that Subaru will become an affiliated company of Toyota.
With the popularity of SUVs being a global phenomenon, we assume that this electric SUV will be offered globally - at least at some point.
Up to date, Subaru introduced in Europe three mild-hybrid variants of three core models:
- Impreza e-BOXER
- XV e-BOXER
- Forester e-BOXER
"The news underlines Subaru’s efforts to reduce its environmental footprint in Europe and satisfy a growing demand for alternative powertrains."
"It also signals the brand’s second electrification step in Europe after it recently launched mild-hybrid variants of three core models in the region, where the Impreza e-BOXER, Subaru XV e-BOXER and Forester e-BOXER models today represents 60% of the sales volume."
In the U.S., Subaru offers the Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid plug-in hybrid, based on the PHEV tech from Toyota.