Toyota and Subaru to co-develop BEV platform
In a move that doesn’t come as a huge surprise, Toyota and Subaru have announced they will work together on a new all-electric platform for mid-size and large passenger vehicles.
According to the press release, the platform will blend Toyota’s expertise in electrification with Subaru’s all-wheel-drive systems.
The collaboration will result in a new electric C-segment SUV, which will be sold by both brands. It’s unclear when we can expect the car but likely within the next four years. Both Subaru and Toyota previously revealed plans to have EVs on sale by 2021, which obviously won’t be based on this new platform.
Other vehicles will eventually spawn from the partnership, including C-segment and D-segment sedans and SUVs. The platform will also help speed up development of “derivative vehicle models.”