The approaching of the 2019 Subaru Pickup Truck is one of the hottest news around the automotive world. The companies who never want to produce this type of vehicles now are ready for launching their own models. Subaru is one of those companies.
Although the Japanese carmaker is not an identified label within this class, the buzz is that the company starting a pickup truck line. The mid-size pickup truck class is very active, Honda made an excellent impact with Ridgeline, and it seems to be the signal for other competitors to start thinking seriously about this segment. The Subaru is preparing to launch new pickup in 2019, powered by a diesel engine and this vehicle will be based on the Viziv-7 concept.
2019 Subaru Pickup Truck Design
The upcoming 2019 Subaru Pickup Truck will probably be based on the brand’s largest vehicle, famous 8-seat Ascent. The new model will have another unique body design in the pickup class, apace with the Pilot-based Honda Ridgeline. This pickup with the SUV-like base will definitely provide a more comfortable ride, than the body-on-frame trucks. Moreover, the styling hints from the current Ascent and Viziv-7 Concept would look very pleasing on the pickup as well.
The grille with the winged badge and C-shaped taillights would also fit nice to the pickup’s face. Another Viziv Concept feature would fit nicely on this pickup truck. The side body sculpting would give the more prominent and solid look. Although there’s not much information for the moment, we believe that the model will probably come in several trim levels. The ground clearance will be 8.7-inches, ideal for the ride through rough terrains.
2019 Subaru Pickup Truck Interior
The interior of the 2019 Subaru Pickup Truck will also share have similarities with the Ascent. The new model will surely give to its customers choice of second-row bench seating up to eight, or with the available captain’s chair total amount reduces to seven. With the underfloor cargo storage, there’s a room for any gear you could bring on the trip. All seats in the cabin will be covered with durable soft-touch materials, for a premium look and feel.
Second-row captain chair is available for extra comfort and easy access to the third row. Up to eight USB ports will be included and an awesome number of 19 cups and bottle holders. Moreover, the Subaru Starlink Entertainment Anywhere package will be part of the standard features. This kit includes 2 Apple Ipads 32 GB WI-Fi models with Harman Kardon Bluetooth Headphones and OtterBox Defender iPad cases.
2019 Subaru Pickup Truck Viziv-7 Basis
The new 2019 Subaru Pickup Truck will be based on the company’s upcoming full-size SUV. Although there’s not too many information on about it, we assume that this vehicle will feature everything that provides Viziv-7. The concept vehicle shows great design and it will be a shame to not become a pickup. The Japanese company offers a pickup truck before as well. Subaru had a Baja truck, which was basically based on the Outback. This truck supposed to be a rival to Chevy’s El Camino, but that didn’t go well.
However, the upcoming Viziv-7 based truck might have success for many things. First, this class is on fire and the market is big enough for everyone. Second, Subaru vehicles are more popular than ever. If the famous carmaker manages to produce a proper replacement for Tribeca, it will surely be able to do the same with the Subaru Pickup Truck.
2019 Subaru Pickup Truck Engine Specs
By the moment, we only know that the 2019 Subaru Pickup Truck will have an all-wheel-drive option. The powertrain is most likely to be a 2.4-liter turbocharged engine. This engine will probably be attained from the company’s Impreza and Outback models and will be diesel powered. Ever thought, there no information about this unit, we believe that this drivetrain will produce 280 hp at least.
The hybrid truck is also in the rumors columns on the web, but we don’t have anything for sure about this matter right now. The new Subaru Pickup Truck will be mainly for the road. As for the off-road, we don’t expect anything better or worse from other similar vehicles in the segment. The towing capacity of the comparable models with the similar type of engine is around 5,000 pounds. However, we expect from this truck to tow more than the SUV versions.
2019 Subaru Pickup Truck Release Date and Price
The 2019 Subaru Pickup Truck is just matter of rumors and speculations in the automotive world. For now, the company has not announced precise date or price for this model. Nevertheless, the price od the 2019 Subaru Pickup Truck may be similar to midsized pickup models.
The price must stay affordable since the competition is very large. The main rivals of the new model certainly will be Nissan Frontier and Honda Ridgeline. The price of this pickup truck is not yet know, but it will probably start around $30.000. The release date of this truck is expected by the fall of 2019.