Subaru and Volkswagen had a good cooperation in the past. Now, it can continue in the truck segment. Since new VIZIV-7 concept appeared, experts started to suspect that crossover could get its truck edition. Same is happening with VW Atlas. Parts of these two SUVs could form a 2019 Subaru Pickup Truck Concept.
The Japanese carmaker, besides stepping into full-size crossover market is planning to raid truck class. It is not so easy, but in cooperation with German sibling, Subaru can make an impact there. The VIZIV-7 platform gave us ideas and solution how it is possible. Thanks to the rear end of the SUV, we believe it can be turned into a bed. Pickup would suffer some more modifications. The cabin of a crossover can’t be simply cut to make a truck. Other aerodynamic and styling solutions must be ready to be competitive.
2019 Subaru Pickup Truck Concept Design
Front of the VIZIV-7 platform is not too bad to become a truck. Nevertheless, the pickup probably needs more aggressiveness. So, the nose could be higher, while the design of the grille would be shared between SUV and truck. Some renderings are showing the same concept turned into 2019 Subaru Pickup Truck. Cut behind the cabin and C-pillars would be ideal. In that case, rear end is turned into a bed. Furthermore, width and height of VIZIV-7 concept are perfect for a pickup.
Other companies are also turning their attention to trucks. For example, we have Mercedes. The German carmaker is a leader in many segments, but they lack a truck. But, recent rumors are reporting about development in that way. Soon, we could see Mercedes model, so it is not strange why fans are waiting for a 2019 Subaru Pickup Truck Concept. Also, it is even more realistic after renderings of new full-size crossover platform.
Launch of Subaru Pickup Truck
Subaru is definitely working on the new vehicle. Although there are no spy shots yet, other platforms and moves are unveiling their attention. Nevertheless, it will take time, and competition is really tough. So, 2019 Subaru Pickup Truck could come later than we expect. We must be patient and wait for it to arrive somewhere during 2019. We could see a crossover based on the VIZIV-7 platform right before it, but it is not for sure.
2019 Subaru Pickup Truck Engine, Specs
Main drivetrain solution for a base model of the 2019 Subaru Pickup Truck could be a 3.6-l V-6 engine. Another possibility is smaller displacement, probably with four cylinders. Other one would get a turbocharger to deliver at least 300 hp. Nevertheless, these are also options for VIZIV-7 crossover, which are not confirmed yet. Subaru’s first pickup could get a new drivetrain, or it can be borrowed from some other crossover from the same company.
The manual transmission is not likely option for upcoming pickup. A continuously variable automatic is almost certain, as well as a 4-wheel drive as a standard offer. Also, Subaru truck will come in different cab configurations and bed lengths.