Subaru reveals Ascent 7-seat SUV with turbo boxer engine

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subaru-ascent-EXT_FQ_smallSubaru of America, Inc., which this month posted its 64th consecutive month of record-breaking sales, made the world debut of the Subaru Ascent SUV Concept. The styling concept also confirms the name Ascent for the upcoming Subaru three-row SUV. Both the design concept and the production Ascent will feature an all-new turbocharged direct injection boxer engine.

The exterior design of the concept follows Subaru’s “Dynamic x Solid” theme with powerful fender flares representing Subaru’s all-wheel drive system and a large, bluff grille denoting a true SUV look. The interior of the concept features a flowing dashboard design and a 7-passenger configuration with center captain’s chairs.

subaru-ascent-EXT_RQ_smallThe Ascent production model will be based on a modified version of the Subaru Global Platform that debuted last year. The model will be built at Subaru of Indiana, Inc. in Lafayette, Indiana and will be sold exclusively in the North American market starting in 2018.

Specifications:

Body size: (Length x Width x Height) 5050mm x 1989mm x 1839mm

Wheelbase: 2972mm 

Tire Size: 275/50 R21

Seating Capacity: 7



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