The 2019 Subaru Ascent made its debut at the 2017 Los Angeles Auto Show last week, marking the arrival of the largest Subaru badged product in the company’s 64-year history.
The Ascent is a three-row, mid-size SUV aimed squarely at American families. Under the hood is a 2.4-liter turbocharged boxer engine, which makes 260 horsepower and 277 lb-ft of torque. Power is sent to all four wheels through a CVT automatic transmission and Subaru’s Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive system. The automaker says it can travel up to 500 miles on a full tank and is also capable of towing up to 5,000 lbs. There’s also a ton of active and passive safety features, onboard wi-fi, two available infotainment systems, 19 cupholders and 8 USB ports.
Local details for the upgraded 2018 Subaru BRZ range have been announced this week, headlined by a new range-topping ‘tS‘ variant and the introduction of a new infotainment system.
Now starting at $33,990 plus on-road costs for the entry-level BRZ manual, the entire range now comes with the company’s third-generation infotainment system, complete with in-built satellite navigation, backed by Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility.
The new Subaru Ascent has landed in Los Angeles, ready to pick a fight with the Honda Pilot, Ford Explorer, and Chevrolet Traverse, among others.
However, until it proves itself worthy of challenging other three-row SUV across North America, it's trying to get the attention of potential buyers in this highly-competitive segment with a very civilized (others would say boring) exterior design, and a versatile cabin that can carry up to eight passengers.
The 2019 Subaru Ascent three-row crossover is a big deal — both in literal size and metaphorical importance. It plugs a gap in Subaru's crossover lineup that has never been filled, since the company's previous attempt, the B9 Tribeca, fell flat on its weird-looking face. And by "plugs a gap," we don't mean in terms of market segments. Rather, it fills a gap among Subaru's band of fiercely loyal customers.
Currently, Subaru's Crosstrek, Forester and Outback serve young singles, couples and parents with recently arrived children. They also have older empty nester types who effectively "come back to us." But for those customers in their "child-raising years," they've had no choice but to leave the brand in favor of one that sells a larger, three-row model. They don't need the biggest thing around, but something larger than an Outback would be nice.
The upcoming 2019 Subaru Ascent three-row SUV has been teased again, ahead of its debut at the Los Angeles motor show next week.
Pitched as the “first full three-row SUV from Subaru“, the Ascent will take on the likes of the Mazda CX-9, Nissan Pathfinder, Toyota Highlander (Kluger) and Volkswagen Atlas – in the US, at least.
Subaru will introduce a plethora of limited edition models to celebrate its 50th anniversary in the United States in 2018.
In a press release, vice president for sales from Subaru of America, Jeff Walters, said that every model in the Japanese marque’s American range will be offered with a 50th anniversary edition version next year.
Just recently, Subaru announced that the new Ascent three-row crossover would be revealed at the L.A. Auto Show. Along with the announcement came a teaser that didn't reveal much of anything. Now Subaru has released a second teaser, shown above, that is significantly more generous.
The teaser gives us a solid look at the roofline and greenhouse of the Ascent. In general, it looks very much like a taller, more squared-off Outback roof, particularly at the back. But it doesn't quite look as upright as the Forester. The top of the front fender has a more pronounced shoulder over the wheel arches than either of those Subarus, too.
The next-generation Subaru WRX STI may not be launched for a considerable length of time, as the company decides what to do with its powertrain.
David Dello Stritto, head of sales and marketing for Subaru Europe, admitted to AutoRAI.nl “there will be a period where we will temporarily not run WRX STI“.
Subaru Corp. filed a recall of some 395,000 vehicles Thursday with Japan's transport ministry after it was revealed that the carmaker had allowed unauthorized workers to carry out final tests at two of its plants for over 30 years.
The Japanese carmaker has recalled all nine of its models. The models include the "86" sports car, manufactured by Subaru for Toyota Motor Corp.
After about a year of concepts and spy photos, we finally know when we'll see the Subaru Ascent, the company's upcoming three-row crossover. Subaru announced on Twitter that the Ascent will make its debut on November 28 at this year's L.A. Auto Show. The announcement came with a teaser image, shown above, revealing the badge, rear taillight, and part of the bumper. We can tell that the Ascent will have a pretty upright hatch, and the rear bumper looks suitably "tough" with a brushed aluminum sill and black plastic cladding.