Subaru knows how to build unique and capable SUVs and the brand has been working on its SUV range in last few years. The redesigned Crosstrek arrived recently and Subaru has just displayed the new-generation Forester. However, the 2019 model also brought brand’s largest and most expensive vehicle ever, the eight-seater Ascent. The Ascent can seat seven or eight and has been inspired by the Viziv-7 concept. This model also gets special attention from the pickup truck enthusiasts as it has been recognized as the possible base for the Subaru Pickup Truck.
It sounds strange and far from possible to expect Subaru’s truck version, at least in the near future, but since the demand for this kind of vehicle shows constant growth everything is possible. Speculations already appeared how would Subaru’s truck look if it arrives as the 2019 version. Of course, this doesn’t have any correlation with the real project and there are no signs that Subaru is even considering the pickup truck. But if it would appear as the 2019 Subaru Pickup Truck, it could look like this.
2019 Subaru Pickup Truck: Possible Design
Jeep has promised the Wrangler SUV-based pickup truck in 2019 and the Honda Ridgeline uses the Pilot SUV as the base. VW also showed the Atlas-based pickup concept which could eventually hit the US market soon. If Subaru would offer its pickup truck version as the 2019 Subaru Pickup Truck, it would likely use the new Ascent as the foundation. Subaru already had the pickup truck version for three model years until 2006 and it was based on the Outback wagon. However, trucks are constantly growing and Subaru would likely base its new version on its largest vehicle now.
If that would be the case, the Subaru pickup would have the front-end design inspired by the Viziv-7 concept which also previewed the new Ascent. The front has Subaru’s familiar grille design with the winged badge and angular headlights like brand’s new SUVs. The profile would also look nice with Viziv-7 like body sculpting but the rear section would adopt the cargo bed and stretched platform version.
As for the in-cab design, the pickup version would also use the similar design as the three-row Ascent. It is also the case with the Ridgeline which has almost identical design as the Pilot SUV and the Jeep Scrambler will also use the Wrangler SUV as the inspiration.
The model would have Ascent inspired dash and equipment. The center display would be available in two dimensions and with smartphone support. Subaru would also offer the EyeSight active safety suite probably on all versions. There will also be also the premium version with the leather upholstery, premium sound system, etc.
2019 Subaru Pickup Truck: Powertrain
Under the hood of the largest Subaru is brand’s new-design 2.4-liter flat-4 engine. This engine comes in the combination with the continuously variable transmission and standard all-wheel drive. The engine makes 260 hp and 277 pound-feet of torque which allow the Ascent to tow up to 5, 000 pounds.
The 2019 Subaru Pickup Truck would likely get strengthened suspension and other components to allow higher payload and towing. It would also get more powerful engine version.
2019 Subaru Pickup Truck: Price
The 2019 Subaru Pickup Truck is just the fiction for now and Subaru doesn’t probably think about the pickup truck. The truck version we designed here would have the price around $30k if it would appear now.