Subaru's New Three-Row Crossover Spied Testing

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

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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Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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  • SSX999 SSX999 on Mar 25, 2017

    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.

  • 200 Series Landcruiser 200 Series Landcruiser on Apr 07, 2017

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