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Toyota And Subaru To Jointly Develop A Dedicated Electric Platform And Electric SUV

This is good news for those waiting for a fully electric affordable SUV before making the jump. In the mix, Subaru will supply AWD and Toyota, its electrification technologies.

Subaru and Toyota’s relationship dates back to 2005. At the time, the tangible fruit of the alliance was the hot new rear-wheel-drive Toyota 86 (Scion FR-S) and Subaru BRZ in 2012. The other lesser known result of the blending of know-how was the less appreciated Subaru XV Crosstrek Plug-In Hybrid. The next step is the co-development of a dedicated BEV platform and SUV.

Every major car manufacturer knows there’s a massive opportunity awaiting them all, and that is offering a fully-electric and affordable SUV with AWD.

The two Japanese automakers with co-develop a battery electric vehicle platform dedicated for midsize and large passenger vehicles. On this platform, both will elaborate on the workings of a C-segment-class, aka midsize, BEV SUV model for sale under each company’s own brand.

This is another example of OEMs coming together to cut on research and development costs to remain profitable, and ultimately in business. This scenario is nearly identical to that of BMW and Jaguar joining forces.

As stated, this platform will serve both midsize and large passenger vehicles which means both car manufacturers will eventually build more vehicles, dual-motor or AWD, in the not too distant future. And this applies to both companies which entails that even Subaru may increase its offerings over the next few years.

Again, this is good news for electric-SUV-starving consumers! There are no timelines associated or mentioned in the press release but we suspect will be hearing from both Toyota and Subaru about this again before too long.

Subaru Viziv Adrenaline Concept Geneva Motor Show
Subaru Viziv Adrenaline Concept Geneva Motor Show

Subaru Viziv Adrenaline Concept Geneva Motor Show
Subaru Viziv Adrenaline Concept Geneva Motor Show

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Matt St-Pierre
Trained as an Automotive Technician, Matt has two decades of automotive journalism under his belt. He’s done TV, radio, print and this thing called the internet. He’s an avid collector of many 4-wheeled things, all of them under 1,500 kg, holds a recently expired racing license and is a father of two. Life is beautiful. Send Matt an emai

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