Subaru is reading to re-enter the three-row crossover SUV portion after the discontinuation of the Tribeca model in 2014. It doesn’t 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 edition, which was lately spotted screening with the thin camouflage, appears to be close to the production edition and that model is expected to reach at the 2017 New York Auto Show. Subaru however hides information about this model and before its premiere, it hasn’t actually unmasked model’s name. Nevertheless, everybody wanting 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 technically been claimed about its specification. Nevertheless, we ought to not be clairvoyant to know that this model will be predicated on Subaru’s World wide platform. It debuted on the 2017 Impreza. This platform means that broad range of powertrain choices including the electrified alternatives might be adopted. But driving quality and modern characteristics is likewise on the higher level.
On the other give, the Ascent model will be to date, the largest Subaru ever. It will soon be bigger that the Tribeca it replaces and also considerably greater than the Outback. When it would be close to the mentioned concept model, it would trip on the wheelbase of around 117.7 inches. The overall size might be around 204.7 inches placing it in the range with the vehicles like the Buick Enclave, and Ford Explorer.
From the visual perspective, the Ascent model should not also come as the shock when it drops the camo. It is obvious that Subaru may use the familiar design approach previously seen on its latest models and far from 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 area, the camo can’t also hide vibrant identity range like on the latest Impreza. But the greenhouse has characteristics with the Forester model.
2018 SUBARU ASCENT: POWERTRAINS
Like other details including the interior and equipment, Subaru also properly hides information about driving choices of the new 2018 Subaru Ascent.
We can think that the base engine edition 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 create more horsepower and higher torque.
On the other give, for anyone seeking more energy and better performance, the 3.6-liter flat-six engine from the Outback should come in the combination. What should not also be excluded is the possibility of the hybrid version.
Still another aspect, wherever we ought to not need doubts is the proven fact that this model will come with the continuously variable transmission and Subaru’s tried all-wheel travel system.
2018 SUBARU ASCENT: ARRIVAL, PRICE
The 2018 Subaru Ascent should be available by the end of this year. Expect the price range to start from around $30, 000.