Before talking about 2018 Subaru Ascent 7 Seats SUV, let us have a desultory peep into how the automotive industry is performing in today’s context. Companies operating in the automotive sector have understood that they can never afford to become complacent because the competition is very stiff in the industry. In fact, as they say, they have to “keep running to remain stationary.” That is why Subaru, after the miserable failure of their Tribeca, has decided to bring out the 2018 Subaru Ascent.
Before the vehicle got the name Ascent, it used to be discussed as 2018 Subaru AWD Crossover. Despite the issues, the company faced with Tribeca. They appear to have lots of faith in the crossover segment and the result is 2018 Subaru Ascent.
Let us now look at some of the specifications of 2018 Subaru Ascent 7 Seats SUV
As far as the exterior of this SUV is concerned, it is expected to be aggressive and boxy. This means that they are emulating the concept followed in the smaller Forrester. The company seems to have made all the efforts to make the interior quite spacious also. They have increased the size of the vehicle to a little extent and that is why they are able to make the interior spacious.
The chassis of 2018 Subaru Ascent 7 Seats SUV will have lots of similarities with those of the Subaru Impreza. If people can recall, Impreza has been made using steel of very high strength. Therefore, the chassis of that vehicle were stiff but at the same time, their energy absorption was terrific.
It appears the company has adopted a number of camouflaging techniques on the 2018 Subaru Ascent. Which means visual updates do not reveal much about it. However, the Hawkeye headlight and the signature grille of Subaru are obviously visible.
Engine of 2018 Subaru Ascent 7 Seats SUV
Though there is no confirmed news about the engine of the vehicle, grapevine is doing the rounds that the vehicle may have a 2.0-liter turbocharged flat-four engine similar to that of Forester 2.0 XT. In fact, automotive experts also suggest this choice. If this engine has been chosen, users can be certain that it can produce a 250 hp which means the vehicle may not have any difficulty in contending with the AWD crossovers of the same class that is available in the market.
It is also rumored that the company is contemplating inclusion of a 3.6-liter flat six engine also to the line-up. Of course, they will adopt suitable technologies for mating the engine with the continuously variable version of automatic transmission. The company also seems to be planning a hybrid electric powertrain version along with the petrol version.
2018 Subaru Ascent 7 Seats SUV – Release Date And Price
The 2018 Subaru Ascent 7 Seats SUV is likely to be released in 2017 but it will be called as a 2018 model. Probably, the debut will take place either at the New York Auto Show or the Detroit Auto Show of 2017. Sales of the SUV may coincide with the close of 2017 or it may commence during January 2018.
It is firmly believed that the price range will be between $30,000-$50,000.