The SUV auto market is becoming more competitive with time. Subaru has decided to take a bold step and join the stiff competition. The manufacturer is planning to launch the next version of Subaru Ascent in the near future. The car will be released in the 2018 model year and it is the perfect family SUV with a seating capacity of 7 passengers. There was a lot of controversy over the name Ascent, and some individuals proposed names like Cypress and Ventura. However, the manufacturer finally came to a decision that the perfect name to dub this production would be 2018 Subaru Ascent 7 seat SUV. This vehicle will be replacing the current Subaru Tribeca whose production has been discontinued.
2018 Subaru Ascent 7 seat SUV – Exterior Design:
The 2018 Subaru Ascent 7 SUV seat comes features a massive and elegant exterior design platform. It is going to be larger than its predecessor hence allowing for increased interior space. It maintains the luxurious Subaru platform that is best known for a perfect combination of high-strength steel and lightweight aluminum. High strength steel ensures the car’s stability and hard-body deigning. Lightweight aluminum designing reduces the vehicle’s overall weight hence improving the aerodynamic performance and fuel efficiency. Other upgrades include a massive front bumper adopting larger air intakes for better engine cooling.
The new front grille is divided into sections giving the front fascia a more aggressive and elegant styling. The new Subaru seven seater ascent will be offered with LED headlights and honeycomb shaped fog lights for improved visibility. The rear end present nicely designed LED taillights making the vehicle appear sportier. The 2018 Subaru Ascent 7 seat SUV will also ride on massive 10 spokes 18-inch aluminum alloy wheels.
The most interesting thing about the vehicle is its interior spacing which very spacious with sufficient headroom and legroom. The 2018 Subaru Ascent 7 seat SUV is capable of seating up to seven persons, thanks to its three-row seat framework. However, it will come with a variety of modern technological equipment and updated infotainment system featuring a wide touch screen display. Comfort will be enhanced by the high-quality leather upholstered seats which are adjustable. Other standard interior features also include automatic climate control, modern air conditioning, smartphone integration, the navigation system, premium sound system with AM/FM satellite radio, CD/MP3/MP4 player, Bluetooth audio connectivity, USB port interface and others. Among the safety features include rear parking sensors, airbags, safety belts, adaptive cruise control. There will be also a line-departure warning system, blind-spot monitoring system, automatic emergency braking system, anti-lock brakes and others.
2018 Subaru Ascent 7 Seat SUV – Under the Hood:
Under the hood, the powertrain offered is a 2.0-liter flat six engine which is rated at 250 hp. This is the same engine that is powering the current Forester 2.0XT and will be paired t0 6-speed automatic transmission. The engine will route power to either a standard front-wheel drive (FWD) or an optional all-wheel drive (AWD) system. There are also speculations that the 2018 Subaru Ascent 7 seat SUV will offer an optional a hybrid 3.6-liter engine with electric motors.
2018 Subaru Ascent 7 Seat SUV – Debut Time and MSRP:
The 2018 Subaru Ascent 7 seat SUV will make its entry into the auto world at the end of next year or at the beginning of 2018. The base manufacturer’s suggested retail price is estimated at about $30.000. The debut of this vehicle is going to face competition from other top models such as Mazda CX-9, Hyundai Santa Fe, Nissan Pathfinder, Ford Explorer and Honda Pilot.