2018 Subaru Ascent — 2018 Subaru AWD Crossover Will Possibly Be Called Ascent. Since Tribeca failed miserably a couple of years ago, Subaru doesn’t have any 3-row crossover in its lineup. However, it seems like this Japanese automaker still has some faith in this segment as hinted by some spy shots of new Subaru car that were revealed recently.
Rumor has it, the new 2018 Subaru Ascent 7-passenger SUV captured in the spy shots will be called 2018 Subaru Ascent. This is not official. This news came out because Subaru has just registered this name along with Ascent 7, Ascent Seven, Sojourn, Cypress and Venterra to US Patent and Trademark Office in early November.
2018 Subaru Ascent Specifications
Exterior, Interior of 2018 Subaru Ascent 7
AWD crossover is very popular nowadays. Therefore, it will be unwise if Subaru doesn’t take this chance to recover from Tribeca failure. It seems like Subaru has learned its lesson and finally finds a successful formula for a 7-passenger SUV. Subaru Ascent will follow the concept of smaller Forrester. As a result, Ascent will get boxy and aggressive exterior and spacious interior.
The upcoming Subaru Ascent 2018 spy shots also show that the size of the car is slightly larger. It indicates that Subaru is serious about growing the interior space for the new Ascent. Subaru Ascent will share chassis with 2017 Subaru Impreza. Impreza’s architecture is constructed of high strength steel. And, consequently, it has stiffer chassis and better impact energy absorption. This 2018 subaru new SUV is heavily camouflaged. So it is very hard to find any visual updates. But it is clear that this SUV gets new Hawkeye headlight as well as Subaru’s signature grille.
Engine Changes — 2018 Subaru Ascent 7, Ascent Seven, Sojourn, Venterra, and Cypress ?
The engine is not confirmed yet. But, 2.0 L turbocharged flat-four engine from Forester 2.0 XT seems like an excellent candidate. This engine produces 250 HP, so it can help Ascent compete with other AWD crossovers in this class.
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Furthermore, 3.6 L flat-six engine will probably join the engine lineup along with petrol and hybrid electric powertrain. The engine will be mated to continuously variable automatic transmission, and all-wheel Symmetric drive is standard.
2018 Subaru Ascent Price and Release Date
The new 2018 Subaru Ascent will make its debut in 2017 as 2018 model. Since it targets North American market, it will probably be debuted at next year’s Detroit Auto Show or New York Auto Show. If all goes well, the sales maybe will commence at the end of 2017 or early January. The pricing of this subaru 2018 new vehicle will not go beyond $30,000.
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