Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd. (FHI), the manufacturer of Subaru automobiles, yesterday unveiled the Subaru VIZIV-7 SUV Concept* at the 2016 Los Angeles Auto Show.
Subaru VIZIV is a concept series embodying the future vision of car development for “enjoyment and peace of mind” that Subaru wants to provide to customers.
With the VIZIV-7 SUV Concept, Subaru is demonstrating its thinking about how big a future Subaru SUV can be. “The concept expresses our core brand values, safety, dependability, capability for outdoor activities and a forward-looking attitude,” said Takeshi Tachimori, FHI’s Corporate Executive Vice President. “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.”
With full three-row capability and Subaru’s DYNAMIC x SOLID design philosophy, Subaru VIZIV-7 SUV
Concept shows the size direction of the all-new three-row midsize SUV to be introduced to North American market in early 2018. The new SUV will be larger than the Tribeca and will be built at the company’s U.S. factory in Lafayette, Indiana.
Powertrain and further specification information is yet to be revealed in due course.
*: VIZIV is a name derived from Vision for Innovation.
Body size (overall length × width × height): 5,200 × 2,030 × 1,860 mm
Wheelbase: 2,990 mm
Tire size: 265/55 R21