This is the new Subaru Ascent

Los Angeles (USA), 29. November 2017

Tribeca. It rings a bell with you? If Yes, then you can remember, apparently, to the great and not just successful SUV from Subaru, it was in this country from 2006 to 2010 on the market. In the US, the car was offered until 2014. After three years of abstinence in this vehicle segment, the Subaru is back with the Ascent. The Premiere will take place at the Los Angeles car Show in 2017 (1. to 10. December) instead.

Between Volvo and Mercedes

2016 Subaru already showed the Viziv-7 Concept, at the beginning of 2017, the Ascent Concept. Visually, the two a real treat. The production model has lost a little of the design studies, charm and is more reminiscent of an enlarged, and slightly tougher mix from the Outback and Forester. Dimensions: five meters of the Ascent long, 1.93 meters wide and 1.82 meters high. The wheelbase is 2.89 metres. Thus, the Subaru between the Volvo XC90 (small) and Mercedes GLS (greater) files.

New platform and a new engine

The Ascent is built on the new modular Subaru platform, which came out in condensed Form, for the first time in the new Impreza. Under the hood Subaru's for the time being, only a new 2.4-Liter turbo engine. The four-cylinder Boxer has a direct injection. It makes 264 HP and 376 Newton metres develops maximum torque. Is connected to the unit with a new CVT transmission, which can simulate eight-minute levels, and a four-wheel drive. The towing capacity the manufacturer gives a value of 2.270 kg, consumption values are not yet known.

Equipment, Lines, Market Introduction

The equipment is pretty extensive. As Premium amenities, such as the "EyeSight"-assistance systems or a three-zone automatic climate control are standard. There are eight USB ports, a 120-Volt outlet in rear center console and 19 ... Yes, Nineteen ... Cup holder. Likely to be needed, as the SUV drives with up to eight Seats. Optionally, the number of seats can be reduced to seven. Then Subaru built in seats free in the rear, two single. A 6.5-inch infotainment system is Standard in higher trim lines, you get a 8.0-inch Display. Subaru will offer the Ascent in the lines "Base", "Premium", "Limited" and "Touring". The U.S. market introduction is scheduled in the early summer of 2018. If and when the large SUV coming to Europe? This has not addressed the Subaru.(ml)