This is a first SUV Subaru made after Tribecca production being stopped in 2014. Even though its name has not been officially confirmed yet, many sources call this car as Ascent. Among the titles in consideration are such variants as Ascent 7, Ascent Seven (these two are possible to be misunderstood for Isuzu Ascender or Hyundai Accent, Sojourn, Venterra, and Cypress. However, Subaru has not decided which one to choose. The upcoming model 2018 Subaru Ascent will be released exclusively for U.S market (with tendency to spread worldwide due to a high demand). The upcoming model is going to be of a boxy shaped, with a spacious interior that offers place for seven people to sit.
2018 Subaru Ascent Price
Base price is expected to be around $30,000 raising up to $50,000 which is similar to its rivals such as Ford Explorer, Honda Pilot or Nissan Pathfinder.
2018 Ascent is likely to arrive during 2018 with a possibility of hitting the market at the end of 2017 in the U.S.
Exterior of Subaru Ascent
Regarding exterior styling, it can’t be said much because the spotted prototype was cover in too much camo. Still, it will probably be similar dimensions like Ford’s Explorer, which is what actually gives the impression that there will be plenty of space inside.
Anyhow, the design appears to have really aggressive front fascia, but pretty boxy the rear part. Technically you will get the new SUV with Forester’s face and Outback’s hatch kind of mixture.
The interior design is a complete mystery and there are no trace of any spy photos of the cabin. Everything that is known is based on rumors and speculations.
The only certain info is that the cabin of this model will be able of accommodating up to seven passengers by providing them a high dose of comfort. Features like cruise control, air condition, rear-view camera will be included.
Subaru Ascent Specs
Almost everything about this car is based o predictions and previous experiences. Some sources believe that upcoming Subaru product is going to be introduced with all-wheel-drive transmission offered as a standard variant, and on the other side there is an opinion that it is going to be a transmission of CVR type. The producer has not confirmed or rejected this information yet.
Subaru relies on technologies by Mazda and Mazda CX-9 as well as Ford Explorer. Both of them are middle-class crossovers which are equipped with the turbocharged engine of cylinders. Thus, it can be assumed that new Ascent (if Subaru decides for this title) will use a power-train of a flat-four kind.
It might as well be a 2.0-liter turbocharged unit, the same one that can be found under the hood of Forester XT, which is good for production of 250 horsepower and 247 lb. ft. of torque.Another prediction is that new vehicle by Subaru will rely on good old flat six engine which has 3.0 liters of displacement. It can also an electric hybrid variant since Subaru uses Global Platform which has such a philosophy.
|2018 Subaru Ascent
|Dimensions And Weight
|Engine And Transmission
|260 hp/277 lb-ft
|PRICE RANGE: $30,000 – $50,000