While Subaru has been talking about the Ascent as early as April's New York International Auto Show, thus far we have only been treated to photos of a concept. Subaru has just released a teaser photo confirming that the production-ready Ascent will be making its debut at the upcoming LA Auto Show on November 28th.
For those not in the know, the Subaru Ascent is a 7-seater SUV- which will be based on the Subaru Global Platform that underpins the Impreza and XV. It's a properly big SUV for the brand, and an interesting segment for it to go into given that it has been primarily known for wagons and road-going rally cars.
If Subaru stays true to its word, the Ascent will receing a turbocharged direct-injection boxer engine, although capacities are still unknown. It's not likely that the FA20T turbocharged 2.0-litre flat four from the Subaru Forester and WRX would be the engine of choice, as apparently it is a new engine that will be powering the Ascent.
Based on images that we've seen, it will be a 2 + 2 + 3 configuration, with 3 seats in the third row- something a little more difficult in practice given limitations on exterior width and overall dimensions. Still though, if Subaru manages to pull it off it will certainly be an interesting new contender.