Earlier this year, we reported on Subaru and its parent company Fuji unveiling a new car platform to support hybrid and all-electric powertrains for future models. The company confirmed that it will launch the first plug-in hybrids in 2018, but the Japanese automaker has yet to confirm when its first all-electric vehicle will come to market.
Now a new report coming from Japan suggests that Subaru will release its first all-electric, a crossover, by 2021.
The report came out this week from Japan’s Nikkan Kogyo Shimbun (via Autonews) and cites sources familiar with Subaru’s EV program.
The vehicle would be a new midsize all-wheel-drive crossover based either on the Forester or the Outback.
Fuji Heavy spokesman Masato Saito commented on the report and said that the company has yet to make a decision about the introduction of an all-electric vehicle.
Subaru’s new platform is first being used for its Impreza program, but there’s no word on an all-electric version at the moment.