Subaru’s Ascent 3-row crossover SUV will be available very soon. At next week’s 2017 Los Angeles Auto Show the Tribeca will be replaced and it will be on sale in 2018, as a 2019 model.
We already have a sneak peak of its design. Teaser shots of prototypes plus a thinly veiled concept presented at April’s 2017 New York International Auto Show give us clear picture of what we can expect to come soon.
Subaru appears to be taking a fairly safe route when it comes to the Ascent’s styling, but the vehicle should stand out due to its sheer size. It will measure 198 inches in length, or about 9 more than the Outback. This should result in plenty of space for passengers in all three rows.
The arrival of the Ascent will also mark the introduction of a new engine at Subaru. It will be a 2.4-liter turbocharged mill with the automaker’s signature horizontally opposed layout. The engine will also feature direct injection, and naturally it will power all four wheels.
Production of the Ascent will take place at Subaru’s plant in Lafayette, Indiana. The plant is where the automaker produces its Legacy, Outback and latest Impreza.
The Ascent is about to enter a crowded segment with plenty of good options, meaning it’s going to have its work cut out for it. The list includes the likes of the Chevrolet Traverse, Ford Explorer, Honda Pilot, Mazda CX-9, Toyota Highlander and Volkswagen Atlas.
Stay tuned for the reveal on November 28 at the L.A. Auto Show.