Subaru Solterra teaser unofficially decoded into Toyota bZ4X EV clone
Better yet, the good folks back home TopElectricSUV decided the teaser was fairly easy to decipher and therefore provided the latest information on the upcoming Solterra, as well as some neat rendering to try and present its unofficial design cues. This preview looks realistic, but there is a catch.
A quick glance at the virtual styling and a good look at Toyota’s bZ4X prototype shows that we are dealing with almost identical siblings. We already know that the technology will be shared without too many modifications with the aim of both reducing development costs and bringing these battery-powered models to market faster.
But we really have to take with a heavy dose of salt the idea that Toyota and Subaru won’t visually separate their collaborative effort. Yes, we know Toyota and Subaru have other siblings, but even the GR 86 and BRZ have personalities of their own.
Meanwhile, this virtual depiction of the Subaru Solterra appears to be an almost perfect clone of the bZ4X (we’ve also added the Toyota to the gallery and there’s a very comparable angle for the two cars), so it almost seems too lazy for automakers for just change a couple of styling lines here and there and call it a day.
Of course, it won’t be long before we uncover the truth, as both the Solterra and the bZ4X are expected to hit their intended markets (including the US, Europe and Asia) by mid-2022, so we should see them official splash as soon as possible.