Subaru Plans to Debut Larger, Three-Row SUV, Code-Named the Viziv-7, in Early 2018

Subaru is among the top sellers of crossover vehicles, but has accomplished this without a single real SUV model in its lineup. Subaru's Outback, which has been around for 20 years now, is arguably the original crossover, in fact, succeeding with a jacked-up station wagon-like design that rides on Subaru's signature symmetrical all-wheel drive system. The Forester is as close to a traditional SUV look as Subaru currently gets, while the Crosstrek has carved out a nice niche in the compact crossover category.

But Subaru is indeed about to go big, having recently unveiled the Subaru Viziv-7 concept vehicle, a large, three-row SUV designed to compete with other midsize, three-row models like the Toyota Highlander, Nissan Pathfinder, Chevy Traverse and Ford Explorer. The Viziv-7 - likely a placeholder name until the real model is formally introduced later this year - is expected to go on sale in early 2018.

The Viziv-7 will be manufactured at Subaru's sprawling new plant in Lafayette, Indiana, where the all-new 2017 Subaru Impreza is currently being produced. Like the Impreza, and all future Subaru models, the Viziz-7 will be based on Subaru's new global platform, which is designed to make it simpler to produce gas, electric and hybrid versions of each of the automaker's models, and will afford other efficiencies as well. Over the years, Subaru has managed to keep its models - ranging from the Outback and Impreza to the Crosstrek, Legacy and WRX - priced very competitively, despite offering features like all-wheel drive that are typically higher-ticket options on other vehicles.

Here at Puente Hills Subaru, we're excited about the prospect of a larger SUV model in the Subaru lineup - it's something our customers ask about on a regular basis. In the meantime, we have a full lineup of 2017 Subaru models in stock, and our knowledgeable sales professionals are here to answer your questions and help you configure a Subaru that best suits your lifestyle. Stop by our showroom today in City of Industry, CA - we're convenient to downtown Los Angeles as well as West Covina and Fullerton - or give us a call at (888) 449-8451 to schedule some time for a test drive.

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