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Subaru Forester-sized electric SUV officially confirmed! New Toyota twin to take on Volkswagen ID.4 and other mid-size EVs

A design study for Subaru’s upcoming all-electric mid-size SUV was revealed in January. (Image credit: CarBuzz)

Subaru has officially confirmed plans for a new all-electric mid-size SUV that will be its first series-production zero-emissions model and a new Volkswagen ID.4 rival.

Set to be introduced in the first half of this decade, the all-electric mid-size SUV – reportedly called Evoltis – will be similar in size to the Forester, according to Subaru.

As expected, the Evoltis will be built on a platform shared with Toyota. In fact, Subaru’s long-time partner announced details on the co-developed e-TNGA architecture last week, revealing that it will feature “new battery technology”.

While there are still more questions than answers, Subaru has promised “additional information will be shared sometime next year”, so we’ll find out more soon enough, with a debut of some description at the 2021 Tokyo motor show in October rumoured.

For what it’s worth, Toyota has confirmed last week its version of the Evoltis – similar in size to the RAV4 – will be previewed “in the coming months” ahead of being launched in 2022, a timeline Subaru could end up following closely.

In the meantime, what we do know is the e-TNGA platform supportd single- and dual-motor powertrains, enabling two- and all-wheel drive respectively.

CarBuzz reported in April the Evoltis would fit in with the Subaru ethos by offering a dual-motor powertrain with all-wheel drive. The publication even went as far as to claim its combined peak power would be at least 213kW, while its driving range would be 499km.

What is for certain, though, is the styling direction the Evoltis is heading in, with Subaru revealing a design study (pictured above) at a technical meeting in Japan in January.