Subaru previews new mid-size SUV for 2018 with VIZIV-7 Concept

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Subaru has taken the wraps off its VIZIV-7 Concept at the 2016 Los Angeles Auto Show.

The mid-sized 7-seater previews Subaru’s upcoming SUV to be introduced to the North American market in early 2018, and serves as a spiritual successor to the Subaru Tribeca that was discontinued in 2014.

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Subaru says the VIZIV – which stands for “Vision for Innovation” – is the latest in a concept series that embodies the company’s vision of car development for “enjoyment and peace of mind.”

“The concept expresses our core brand values, safety, dependability, capability for outdoor activities and a forward looking attitude,” said Takeshi Tachimori, Fuji Heavy Industries’ (manufacturer of Subaru vehicles) Corporate Executive Vice President.

“We know customers in this segment want a full-sized vehicle and the next three-row from Subaru will be the biggest Subaru vehicle ever.”

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The VIZIV-7 measures 5200mm in length, 2,030mm in width, 1860mm in height and has a 2,990mm wheelbase, making it 336mm longer, 153mm wider and 140mm taller than the Tribeca. Its wheelbase is also a significant 242mm longer.

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