Subaru made its reputation with outdoorsy vehicles, offering all-wheel-drive standard and a substantial 8.7-inches of ground clearance. But its top vehicle, the Outback, gets dwarfed by massive SUVs from other automakers. Now it looks like Subaru wants to play with the big boys, as it introduces its VIZIV-7 concept at the Los Angeles auto show.
Of this rugged-looking SUV concept, Subaru says it shows "how big a future Subaru SUV can be." And given its dimensions, that is pretty big. The concept measures 17 feet long, over 6.5 feet wide and 6 feet tall.
Subaru hasn't had a large SUV since it discontinued its Tribeca model in 2013, and it seems likely the company would want to create a new model for that segment. As such, and according to its name, the VIZIV-7 seats seven. VIZIV in the name stands for "vision", also applied to previous Subaru concept cars.
As it is just a concept, Subaru did not supply specifications as to engine size or other information about the VIZIV-7. However, it seems a sure candidate for a future model, as Subaru tends to takes its concepts to production, with only minor modification.
LA Auto Show 2018
reading•Subaru maxes out with new VIZIV-7 SUV concept
Nov 21•Kia drops a cornucopia of 2020 Soul teasers just before Thanksgiving
Nov 21•2018 LA Auto Show preview: All the new cars and concepts we'll see
Nov 21•Volvo's 2018 LA Auto Show stand won't have any cars
Nov 20•AMG GT R Pro is the even-more-bonkers Benz we didn't know we needed