IT'S COMING BACK!!!

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IT'S COMING BACK!!!

Post by Guacamole » Sun Mar 11, 2018 3:30 pm

THIS IS NOT A JOKE!!!
Subaru is reportedly going to make a truck based on the new Ascent for the 2020 model year!
http://newtrucknews.com/2020-subaru-baja-pickup-truck/
http://suvsandtrucks.com/2020-subaru-ba ... k-rumored/
http://caroverviews.com/2020-subaru-baja/
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It's unclear if the new model will carry the Baja title, but Subaru renewed the trademark for 10 years back in 2013.
https://tsdr.uspto.gov/#caseNumber=7630 ... atusSearch (click "documents" tab to see the renewal
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Post by tonys123 » Sun Mar 11, 2018 3:36 pm

Guacamole wrote:THIS IS NOT A JOKE!!!
Subaru is reportedly going to make a truck based on the new Ascent for the 2020 model year!
http://newtrucknews.com/2020-subaru-baja-pickup-truck/
http://suvsandtrucks.com/2020-subaru-ba ... k-rumored/
http://caroverviews.com/2020-subaru-baja/
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It's unclear if the new model will carry the Baja title, but Subaru renewed the trademark for 10 years back in 2013.
https://tsdr.uspto.gov/#caseNumber=7630 ... atusSearch (click "documents" tab to see the renewal
Hope it will be lower to the ground and more car like .. I love my Lil trucks 98 rangers lol

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Post by Guacamole » Sun Mar 11, 2018 5:50 pm

The Ascent has almost 9in of clearance so it'll probably be the same. The pic was done by an artist based on the Viziv 7 concept which the Ascent is based on. I did a quick photochop of the Ascent, so maybe it'll look something more like this.
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Post by Airborneguy » Tue Mar 13, 2018 11:53 am

I really hope it ends up looking like what you posted above. If so, I'm down for one in 3 years. I'd love for my Baja to last 5-6 more, but would cut that short if there was a new one available.

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Post by oldpro » Thu Mar 15, 2018 4:48 pm

Nor for me; it looks too much like a Honda Ridgeline. No Subie "Quirkiness."

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Post by Guacamole » Thu Mar 15, 2018 8:21 pm

oldpro wrote:
Thu Mar 15, 2018 4:48 pm
Nor for me; it looks too much like a Honda Ridgeline. No Subie "Quirkiness."
I don't know, it's bound to have some surprises. Remember these are just guesswork representations, no one outside the development team knows what it actually looks like. All we know is it will debut in 2019 at the Tokyo Motor Show and it's based off the VIZIV-7, same as the Ascent, but I think it will look similar to the Ascent. The baja's prototype, the ST-X, was also vastly different than the production model. That thing had a 2.5L supercharged (yes, supercharged) engine, floor storage compartments, running boards, cab lights on the front of the roof rack rails (which were Outback style), a ribbed roof, a powered rear window that retracted down into the back of the bed that could also be folded down like the Chevy Avalanche, a longer bed and shorter passenger doors and compartment, straight sports bars, chrome door handles, backup lights in the tailgate, tailgate cup holders, a set of 4 fog lights on the front bumper, and a non-folding rear license plate. Whew!
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All that said though, the Ascent has 19 cup holders. How's that for quirky?
https://jalopnik.com/i-found-all-19-of- ... 1820928343
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Post by Airborneguy » Fri Mar 16, 2018 8:33 am

Yesterday in the Subaru Baja Owners page on Facebook, a person claiming to be a Subaru employee at one of the US factories wrote this:

"I Work in the factory that produces them. There's talks but nothing set in stone... I work on the final line building new Imprezas."

By "them" he was referring to the Viziv.

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Post by starr- » Tue Mar 20, 2018 9:22 am

Sounds sweet. But not buying into it until a source is named...
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Post by inconel710 » Fri May 25, 2018 4:26 pm

My wife works for a Subie dealer. She's had a chance to see a couple of Ascents in person now and she's ready to trade her Outback for one!

No word at the dealerships about a Baja-cut yet.

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Re: IT'S COMING BACK!!!

Post by Siggurds » Mon Jun 25, 2018 10:48 am

Looks like 2020 can't come soon enough. If the rumors are true, this is going to be a great truck.

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Re: IT'S COMING BACK!!!

Post by oldpro » Mon Jun 25, 2018 4:35 pm

From my perspective, this looks too generic. A near clone of Ford, Chevy, GMC, Nissan, Toyota
Tacoma, etc. I want to see something more Suby-funky, like the Hyundai Santa Cruz. Let's break some new ground!

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Re: IT'S COMING BACK!!!

Post by Airborneguy » Mon Jun 25, 2018 7:32 pm

They should just bring it back exactly as that concept picture a few posts up. That thing is a beaut!

Three rear seats this time though please!

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