Subaru is reading to re-enter the three-row crossover SUV phase after the discontinuation of the Tribeca model in 2014. It does not come as the surprise as Subaru made the preview of this model when debuted the Viziv-7 concept vehicle at the 2016 Los Angeles Show. The prototype variation, which was lately identified testing with the thin camo, appears to be close to the production variation and this model is expected to arrive at the 2017 New York Auto Show. Subaru however hides details about this model and before its premiere, it hasn’t actually unveiled model’s name. However, everybody expecting it to come as the 2018 Subaru Ascent.
2018 SUBARU ASCENT: PLATFORM, DIMENSIONS
Despite that the arrival of the 2018 Subaru Ascent appears to be really close, nothing has basically been claimed about its specification. However, we must perhaps not be clairvoyant to understand that this model will be predicated on Subaru’s Worldwide platform. It debuted on the 2017 Impreza. This platform means that broad range of powertrain alternatives including the electrified variants might be adopted. But operating quality and contemporary functions will also be on the higher level.
On the other give, the Ascent model will be to date, the largest Subaru ever. It is going to be bigger that the Tribeca it changes and also significantly bigger than the Outback. If it could be close to the mentioned concept model, it would trip on the wheelbase of around 117.7 inches. The whole period might be around 204.7 inches putting it in the range with the vehicles like the Buick Enclave, and Ford Explorer.
From the visual perspective, the Ascent model should perhaps not also come as the shock when it drops the camo. It is obvious that Subaru may use the familiar design approach already seen on its latest models and definately not the concept model.
The new Ascent may adopt the trapezoidal grille and angular headlights. They be seemingly really similar as on the Outback and Legacy models. On the profile part, the camo can’t also cover powerful figure point like on the latest Impreza. But the greenhouse has similarities with the Forester model.
2018 SUBARU ASCENT: POWERTRAINS
Like other facts including the interior and gear, Subaru also effectively hides details about powering alternatives of the new 2018 Subaru Ascent.
We can believe that the base engine variation could be a version of the 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-4 engine. It produces 250 hp in the Forester model. Assume, but, that the Ascent version of this engine will generate more power and higher torque.
On the other give, for anyone seeking more power and better performance, the 3.6-liter flat-six engine from the Outback must come in the combination. What shouldn’t also be excluded is the likelihood of the hybrid version.
Still another element, where we must not need doubts is the undeniable fact that this model will come with the continuously variable transmission and Subaru’s tried all-wheel push system.
2018 SUBARU ASCENT: ARRIVAL, PRICE
The 2018 Subaru Ascent must be available by the end of this year. Expect the price range to start from around $30, 000.