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Following the global debuts of the all-new Impreza and XV, Subaru has just revealed its new SUV concept at this year's New York International Auto Show. The new vehicle is named Ascent, and it's got quite a few goodies in store.

For one, its powered by an all-new turbocharged direct injection boxer engine. On the outside, it follows Subaru’s “Dynamic x Solid” design theme that includes powerful fender flares (which apparently represent Subaru’s all-wheel drive system), big 21-inch tires, plus a large grille. If you ask us, the latter looks reminiscent of the one on the current Ford Explorer. 

The interior, meanwhile, has a flowing dashboard design and a three-row, seven-passenger configuration with center captain’s seats. The Ascent measures 5,050mm long, 1,989mm wide, and 1,839mm high. It has a long 2,972mm wheelbase. 

The production version of the Ascent will be based on a modified version of Subaru's new global platform. Unfortunately, it will only be sold exclusively in North American starting in 2018. Do you guys like the new SUV concept? 

Jason Tulio
Staff Writer
Like most guys, Jason inherited his love for cars from watching his dad talk about and tinker with them while he was growing up. Since then, he has leveled up into the roles of motoring journalist/wannabe mechanic/concerned motorist.
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