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What’s on the horizon for EV SUVs and crossovers?

Currently, there are a limited number of electric vehicles choices available for consumers to choose from. Over the next few years, there will be exponential growth in all-electric options available within the auto market. Consumers can also expect to see well-known and established auto manufacturers branching into the EV industry alongside electric auto startups.

The vehicle choices for consumers looking to stay within or branch further into the EV market are projected to rapidly increase during the next 5-10 years. As the EV market increases, purchasers will see more EV SUV and crossover options available as well. This guide lists some of the EV crossovers and SUVs set for release in 2022 and beyond. 

Rivian R1S SUV

The revolutionary R1S is an all-electric SUV model from the American startup brand Rivian. The all-electric startup was founded in 2015 to move the auto market to all-electric vehicles. The public should expect to see deliveries beginning in spring 2022. Rivian advises that its EV SUV comes equipped with the 180-kWh battery pack and can reach 60 mph in 3 seconds.

The features to be expected will include an all-wheel drivetrain and the ability to tow up to 7,700 pounds, all while providing seating for up to seven people comfortably, between its three rows of seating.

This EV SUV will also have an adjustable air suspension ideal for off-roading and rock crawling in areas that have up to a 100% grade. Level 3 autonomous driving is a notable capability of the Rivian R1S. The EV SUV will also include a quad motor identical to its EV truck model, the R1T.

The Launch Edition of the R1S is anticipated to have up to a 250+ mile per charge range with high drive ranges per charge expected for higher trim model releases. Prices for this SUV are listed to begin at $75,500, depending on trim packages.

BMW iX EV Crossover

BMW iX SAV

BMW is releasing an all-electric crossover in 2022: the BMW iX. The optimally designed exterior appears to be similar to one of BMW’s most popular SUV models, the X5. The 2022 BMW iX electric crossover will be roughly the same size as its gas-powered equivalent. However, BMW categorizes its iX model as not a sport utility vehicle, but a sports activity vehicle, or SAV. 

This EV option will come standard with an electric all-wheel drivetrain. This EV crossover is expected to get up to 300 miles on a charge for the battery range via a large 115-kWh battery pack. Consumers can expect this electric crossover to have dual-electric motors, one on each axle.

Additionally, the two motors combined will produce up to 516 HP of speed and 564 lb-ft of torque. The EV crossover is anticipated to have an acceleration range of 0-62 mph in 4.4 seconds. The estimated price for this BMW EV crossover is set to start at around $83,000, depending on trim variants.

Subaru Solterra EV

Subaru, known for its all-wheel-drive vehicles, is branching into the EV market with an all-new EV SUV, called the Subaru Solterra. The Subaru EV SUV will come in two drivetrain options with either a 201 HP AC synchronous motor for front-wheel drive or dual motors powering at each axle, for a total of 214 HP.

Both models will house a 71.4-kWh battery beneath the vehicle’s floor, with estimates of approximately 329 miles of range. Additionally, the all-wheel-drive version will see an approximate 286 miles of range.

Nissan ARIYA

Nissan is already known in the EV industry for its all-electric model, the LEAF. Nissan will be adding to its EV lineup in 2022, which is the ARIYA. The ARIYA will be available in four trims models with an estimated battery driving range between 260 and 300 miles per charge, depending on the trim selection. Prices for this EV crossover SUV start as low as $45,950 for a base model trim and go up to $58,950. 

Buyers can expect this EV crossover SUV to have between 238 and 389 HP. While many other EV SUVs and sedans on the market offer all-wheel drivetrains, Nissan opted for a front-wheel drivetrain for the ARIYA SUV. Nissan has begun taking reservations for the SUV, which isn’t guaranteed, but may be available in late 2022.

Nissan ARIYA EV crossover SUV

Concluding thoughts on expected EV SUVs and crossovers coming in 2022

In addition to many of the sedans and trucks set for release in 2022, there will be several options for EV SUVs and EV crossovers to choose from. With the global initiative for fewer vehicle emissions and more all-electric options, many varieties of vehicles will be available. The more that existing auto manufacturers and electric startups design and engineer EV options, the easier it will make it a practical choice for consumers.

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