Just a glance at the virtual styling and a good look at Toyota’s own bZ4X prototype shows that we’re dealing with nearly identical siblings. We already know the technology will be shared without too many modifications in a bid to both lower the development costs and get these battery-powered models faster on the market.
But we really need to be taking with a heavy dose of salt the idea that Toyota and Subaru won't separate their collaborative effort on a visual level. Yes, we know that 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 seems like an almost perfect clone of the bZ4X (we’ve also added the Toyota to the gallery and there’s a very comparable angle for both cars), so it almost seems too lazy on the automakers to just change a styling line or two, here and there, and call it a day.
Of course, it’s probably not long before we find out the truth, as the Solterra and bZ4X are both expected to reach their intended markets (including the U.S., Europe, and Asia) by mid-2022, so we should be seeing them make an official splash sooner rather than later.