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2019 Subaru Ascent: First Photo Of The Production 7-Seater SUV


Subaru is getting back to the three-row crossover segment with the Ascent and this is our first unobstructed view of the production model.

We�ll remind you that the 2019 Subaru Ascent is scheduled for a world premiere at this week�s Los Angeles Auto Show.

Sent to us by one of our readers, Justin, the screenshot was apparently taken from Subaru�s website (we haven�t found the page yet).

Having learned a (hard) lesson from its previous effort to create a 7-seater in the form of the B9 Tribeca, produced from 2005 through 2014, Subaru has created a true mid-size SUV this time, both in size and styling.

There are no surprises when it comes to the Ascent�s design, as it was previewed by a near-production ready concept in New York earlier this year. Of course, the consumer model drops some of the study�s fancier embellishments like the headlamps, door mirrors and chunky wheels for more digestible details. The end result is something that should appeal to your typical Subaru as well as mid-size SUV buyer � we�ll let you decide if that�s a good or bad thing. 

We expect the production car to keep close to the concept�s footprint at 198.8 inches (5,049 mm) long, 78.3 inches (1,989 mm) wide, and 72.4 inches (1,839 mm) tall with a wheelbase that spans 117 inches (2,972 mm).

Based on Subaru�s new global platform, the Aascent is rumored to be powered by a new turbocharged direct-injection boxer engine, but we�ll know for sure tomorrow.

Aside from the crossover�s looks, the screenshot also informs us that the Ascent comes with a 5,000-pound towing capacity which is the �most towing capacity of any Subaru vehicle ever, along with an available Class III trailer hitch and wide selection of Thule racking accessories�.

Many thanks to Justin for the tip!

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