2018 Subaru Ascent New Seven Seat SUV

April, 2017, New York Auto Show. This is a time and place where Subaru will launch its new SUV model. For a long  is arguing on the successor to the legendary Subaru Tribeca SUV model. Finally, 2018 Subaru Ascent is the title of a new three-row, seven-seat SUV models of the company, which will form the top of the range in this segment. While on the Internet, still can find news about the new Tribeca SUV, or on Subaru 7-seater model, it is clear that company protect the name “Ascent” for its new model.

Subaru company currently offers Crosstrek, Outback and Forester models in the crossover SUV segment. Of course, these are the models that are offered on the US market and the global market. Customers in the market of Japan, is available Crossover Subaru Exiga 7-seat model. Cessation of production Tribeca SUV left a vacancy to offer three-row seven-seat SUV.  Although the 2018 Ascent is considered successors Tribeca models, apart from the position in the segment, these two have nothing in common.

2018 Subaru Ascent Design

With this model, Subaru wants to offer something completely new. Since Ascent SUV should help achieving the objective of the company increased the number of vehicles sold in the crossover SUV segment. At the same time, the new model should distance itself from Tribeca SUV, whose cessation of production caused by poor sales. The market wants reasonably priced three-row SUV.


In the past, there was a lot of information and speculation about the possible appearance and design of the vehicle. Although the photograph of the vehicle with plenty of camouflage, some sources to the last detail describe his appearance. What is known for sure is that the 2018 Subaru Ascent get the front part, which is known for Subaru models in this segment. About everything else can be only guessed.

2018 Ascent SUV Specs and Price

2018 Subaru Ascent will be placed on the Subaru Global platform. It will be larger in size than the outgoing model Tribeca. On the new platform has already made his debut in 2017 Impreza. However, in this case, was used shorter version of the platform. When creating a new vehicle platforms, will use high-strength steel. It will help chassis is solid and compact. At the same time, such a configuration can provide a lower center of gravity of the vehicle. These qualities are excellent setting for those who expect increased resistance to rollover, as well as improved dynamic capabilities of the vehicle.

However, the biggest mystery is what will be found under the hood of this model. It should that the vehicle will come with standard all-wheel drive and continuously variable automatic transmission. When the powertrain unit in question, remain only assumptions. Namely, future Subaru Ascent  SUV has been tested with the Mazda CX-9 and Ford Explorer models. Considering that these SUVs, powered by turbocharged four-cylinder engines, it is assumed that the same will be the case with Ascent SUV.

One solution could be the 2.0-liter unit with 250 hp, which found in the Forester 2.0 XT version. In addition, there is the possibility of installing the 3.6-liter flat-six engine and a hybrid powertrain. These features provide a new Subaru Global Platform.

Like most information about this vehicle, and possible price is projected based on known parameters and the confirmed data. According to some predictions, the starting price for the 2018 Subaru Ascent will be around $ 30,000 while the version with the highest level of equipment, could fetch up to $ 50,000.

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