Subaru vehicles are known for their many great qualities. Qualities that put these vehicles ahead of many others like ahead of the curve safety features, family friendliness, and even comprehensive off-road capabilities. Here at O’Brien Subaru of Fort Myers, we have plenty of amazing new 2017 and 2016 Subaru models to choose from, like the lovable and the 2017 Subaru Forester. With so many successful vehicles in the Subaru lineup, we’ve been wondering where the automaker will take us next. 

As it turns out, it could be in the fully electric direction. Subaru automakers have long been making top-of-the-line crossover SUVs, a segment that has exploded in popularity over the last couple of years. Now, it seems that Subaru automakers have plans to combine two elements that people want from an automobile: electric power and a crossover body.

While the news isn’t completely confirmed yet, Automotive News, who first reported on the topic seems to be confident that we’ll have an electric lineup of Subaru models in the near future. A spokesperson reported to Automotive News that an electric vehicle is something the automaker intends to explore. 

As far as what this new mysterious vehicle might look like goes, it’s expected that it will ride on the new Subaru Global Platform, the same platform that underpins the new 2017 Subaru Impreza. The body will most likely resemble that of a Subaru Outback or Subaru Forester, making it a mid-size utility vehicle. 

With regulations on vehicle emissions tightening up, now is a great time for the automaker to dip its toe in the electric vehicle pool. Here at O’Brien Subaru of Fort Myers, we’re excited for the future of our favorite cars. For now, head on down to us, your Subaru dealer near Naples, FL for all your current needs like picking out a new or used Subaru car or routine maintenance.