Subaru Corp. unveiled Thursday its first all-electric vehicle to be sold globally, with it set to be launched in Japan, the United States, Europe and China by mid-2022.

Named the "Solterra," the sport utility vehicle was jointly developed with Toyota Motor Corp. as Subaru looks to make a smooth transition from internal combustion and hybrid powertrains to zero-emissions mobility.

"As the EV market has not yet matured, we will deal with it by deepening collaboration with Toyota," said Tomomi Nakamura, president and CEO of Subaru, at a press conference in Tokyo. Toyota is Subaru's largest shareholder.

Supplied photo shows Subaru Corp.'s electric vehicle "Solterra." (Kyodo)

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Subaru sold an EV in the Japanese domestic market from 2009 but the Solterra is its first attempt at marketing an all-electric model globally.

The four-wheel-drive model of the Solterra has an approximate range of 460 kilometers on a single charge while the two-wheel-drive version can travel 530 km.

The four-wheel-drive model features a vehicle stabilization system to improve the SUV's off-road capabilities, the automaker said.

Subaru has not revealed the suggested retail price of the new vehicle nor how many it aims to sell.