Subaru VIZIV-7 Concept Shows Future SUV

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The VIZIV-7 SUV Concept showcases a future Subaru 7-seater SUV that will hit the road in 2018.

Subaru used the recent LA Motor Show to unveil its latest creation, a 7-seater SUV concept called the VIZIZ-7, which stands for ‘Vision of Innovation’. The concept shows Subaru’s intentions for a production 7-seater SUV that will reportedly carry the ‘Ascent’ moniker when it arrives in US in 2018. It’s yet to be determined whether the production model will be offered in South Africa.

"The concept expresses our core brand values, safety, dependability, capability for outdoor activities and a forward-looking attitude. We know customers in this segment want a full-sized vehicle and the next 3-row from Subaru will be the biggest Subaru vehicle ever," said Takeshi Tachimori, Fuji Heavy Industries’ Corporate Executive Vice President.

Design details

The VIZIV-7 Concept shows progressive styling for Subaru's upcoming 7-seater SUV.

Standing 5.2 metres in length, 2.03 metres wide, 1.86 metres tall and with a wheelbase of 2.990 metres, the midsize VIZIV-7 Concept is some 38 centimetres longer than the current Outback and is said to offer ‘full three-row capability’, and according to Subaru, was developed to embody “enjoyment and peace of mind”.

In terms of styling, the VIZIV-7 Concept features a bold face with sleekly styled headlights and large fog lights integrated into the wheel arch cladding. At the rear, the concept shows an attractive elongated taillight cluster with a boldly styled rear bumper with what appear to be oversized rear fog lights. The VIZIV-7 Concept rides on 21-inch wheels. 

In terms of engines, reports point to the possibility of a turbocharged 4-cylinder engine while a 3.6-litre six-cylinder boxer engine can’t be ruled out at this stage.

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