Subaru’s New Three-Row Crossover Spied Testing


The Subaru Ascent has been spied testing.

Wearing plenty of camouflage, the Subaru Ascent three-row crossover is basically the production version of the Viziv-7 Concept that debuted at the 2016 L.A. Auto Show.

Like other Subaru concept-to-production vehicles, the Ascent will have its styling toned down, but the front end looks to be heavily inspired by the Viziv-7. At the time of the concept’s debut, the Japanese automaker confirmed the production version will be the biggest vehicle Subaru has ever built, riding on the company’s new platform.

The concept measures 204.7-inches long, 79.9-inches wide and 73.2-inches tall, while riding on a 117.7-inch wheelbase.

SEE ALSO: Subaru Unveils Its Biggest Concept Ever to Preview Upcoming 7-Seat SUV

There’s a possibility the production Subaru Ascent could debut as soon as the 2017 New York Auto Show next month. But if it doesn’t, it should bow this year since Subaru has already confirmed it will head to dealerships in North America by early 2018.

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  • K03sport

    will it be propelled by the corporate 2.5L? or will it come with the 2.0T and/or the 3.6? I’m sure a CVT will be the transmission, but it really doesn’t matter as I have no interest in a 3-row anything…overall, it really isn’t that inspiring, but it will probably generate an increase in showroom traffic.

  • Jamie Schultz

    We need a minivan! C’mon Subaru, how ’bout an all wheel van! Happily, my ’06 GT Wagon is going strong. Subaru will sell a bunch of these 3 row cars though.

  • Tim Foote

    I see dual exhaust. I suspect V-6

  • Frank

    You mean H6

  • Chris

    Rumored new direct injected 2.4 boxer turbo. ~300hp call me crazy but I bet it’s true. Subaru got rid of the Tribeca because of the thirsty H6. 4cyl turbo will help since this is the largest car they’ve made.

  • SSX999

    I had hoped they would’ve adopted the styling showcased on the Viziv-7 concept, alas this is plain ol’ Forester lines, only on fat pills… hugely disappointed.

  • Tim Foote

    No I mean 6 cylander 😉 I know I should have said H-6 but V-6 just popped in there.

  • BobJax


  • 200 Series Landcruiser

    ow man i need an 8 seater its about time Subaru made a full sized 4X4 8 seats etc