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Subaru VIZIV-7 Concept Is A Second Try At A Large Crossover: Comments

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Everything is bigger in the U.S., even concept cars. Take for example the Subaru Viziv-7 Concept that debut today at the LA Auto Show. Looking like a more musclar Toyota Highlander, the Viziv-7 is massive. Measuring 204.7 inches long, 79.9 inches wide and 73.2 inches tall including the roof rail, the Viziv-7 stands out in terms of size. Details to be aware of include a bold hexgonal grille, foglights integrated within the wheel arches, and a similar window design to the Outback.

Subaru hasn't released details about the Vuziv-7's interior or powertrain - though it is safe to assume it has the company's symmetrical all-wheel drive. We do know this concept is a preview to a production crossover due out in 2018.

Source: Subaru
Press Release is on Page 2


SUBARU VIZIV-7 CONCEPT MAKES WORLD DEBUT AT 2016 LOS ANGELES AUTO SHOW
 
Los Angeles, CA -  Fuji Heavy Industries, LTD. (FHI) the manufacturer of Subaru automobiles, today 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 the “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, corporate executive vice president, Fuji Heavy Industries, LTD. “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 the North American market in early 2018.


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Subaru is growing up, they might actually have a REAL SUV! :P

Interesting, me think this would sell well here to the Subaru loyalist.

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