2018 Subaru Ascent Specs – Subaru has actually been without a three-row crossover SUV since it stopped its ill-received Tribeca in 2014. Subaru has not formally released a name for its brand-new crossover, the brand formally signed up the moniker Ascent with the United States Patent and Hallmark Workplace earlier this month. 2018 Subaru Ascent likewise applied for trademarks on Ascent 7, Ascent 7, Vacation, Venterra, and Cypress, but the company did not follow through with the registration of these names.
2018 Subaru Ascent Specs
Subaru simply cannot appear to lose these days. As of August 2016, the business has actually offered nearly 400,000 cars in America, a gain of more than 4 percent over the very same sales period in 2015. This success is sustained by U.S. buyers who can’t get enough all-wheel-drive crossovers, and Subaru intends to carry that momentum into the three-row segment.
Introduced under the 2017 Subaru Impreza, Subaru’s new, scalable “International Platform” is expected to form the structure of the 2018 Subaru Ascent. The platform relies on high-strength steel that not only helps stiffen the chassis, Subaru states, but likewise improves impact-energy absorption in crashes. Plus, thanks to the installing point for Subaru’s boxer engine, the Global Platform promises a lower center of mass– a good idea for those searching for increased rollover resistance and vibrant ability in a mid-size crossover.
Offered that 2018 Subaru Ascent is utilizing both a Ford Explorer and a Mazda CX-9 as benchmark cars in these spy photos– the only 2 nonluxury three-row crossovers currently sold with turbocharged four-cylinder engines– it appears likely that the Subaru Ascent will rely on power from a turbocharged flat-four engine, potentially the 250-hp 2.0-liter unit discovered in the Forester 2.0 XT. We will not be surprised if Subaru also offers the Ascent with its tried-and-true 3.6-liter flat-six engines or even and a gasoline/electric hybrid drivetrain, as Subaru developed its Global Platform with such alternative powertrains in mind.
We anticipate seeing the Subaru Ascent launching sometime next year as a 2018 design with sales beginning prior to the end of 2017. Pricing needs to be competitive with other three-row crossover SUVs, so figure on a base price in the low $30,000 s and peaking just shy of $50K.