At the on-going 2017 New York International Auto Show, Subaru has unveiled its Ascent SUV Concept that previews the new production 3-row SUV model which will be sold exclusively in the North American market.
The concept model on display at the Motor Show measures 5,050mm long, 1,990mm wide and 1,840 tall, with a wheelbase of 2,970mm. Keep in mind these are the concept’s dimensions, so there could be some changes for the production car.
The exterior design of the concept follows Subaru’s “Dynamic X Solid” theme with powerful fender flares representing Subaru’s all-wheel drive system and a large, bluff grille denoting a true SUV look. The interior of the concept features a flowing dashboard design and a 7-passenger configuration with center captain’s chairs.
The production model will also be called Ascent and both the design concept and the production Ascent will feature an all-new turbocharged direct injection boxer engine.
The Subaru Ascent production model will be based on a modified version of the Subaru Global Platform that debuted last year. It will be built at Subaru’s plant in Indiana will be available in early 2018.