Three More Subaru Electric SUVs Coming With Toyota’s Help, Crosstrek Hybrid to Return

Seeing how EV demand is slowing, car companies working together are in a better position to lower development and production costs and adjust to the market.

Subaru knows that. During a recent earnings call, CEO Atsushi Osaki announced that the three new electric SUVs and crossovers set to join the Solterra by the end of 2026 will be developed and built with Toyota’s help once again.

The Japanese giant owns a 20-percent stake in Subaru.

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As Automotive News reports, one of these upcoming EVs will be assembled by Subaru in Yajima, Japan. Another is a three-row SUV that will roll off the same Toyota factory in Georgetown, Kentucky as the tentatively named bZ5X, making it eligible to the U.S. federal tax credit without Subaru having to retool its own plant in Indiana.

In 2027-2028, Subaru plans to launch four more EV models, Osaki added. Global demand permitting, the company projects to sell 400,000 units annually.

Before it gets there, Subaru will offer hybrid versions of the Forester and Crosstrek using next-generation technology (Toyota’s, to be clear). The Forester Hybrid will even be built in Indiana, replacing the Legacy which will end production after the 2025 model year, as previously reported.

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The Crosstrek Hybrid should be ready to hit the market right around the same time. It won’t be a plug-in hybrid like it used to, but rather a spinoff of the Toyota Corolla Cross Hybrid. More details about the powertrains are expected to be shared in the coming year.

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