McMINNVILLE, Ore.— Subaru is counting on a new turbocharged fighter engine to assistance win over buyers for a 2019 Ascent, a three-row crossover that is a newest nameplate in a brand’s lineup.
The 2.4-liter approach injection turbocharged boxer, good for 260 hp and 277 pound-feet of torque, will be a usually powerplant offering on a model.
“One of a things business will notice is that even in altitudes where we go to a mountains, a turbo will unequivocally be a advantage there where a atmosphere tends to be a small thinner,” Peter Tenn, automobile line formulation manager, pronounced during a vehicle’s media launch here. “But that’s where people go to do their adventures, so we were really wakeful of that.”
The fighter engine, one of Subaru’s hallmarks, is mounted low in a Ascent. It is interconnected with a new invariably non-static transmission, designed privately for a new nameplate, Tenn noted.
The Ascent is a usually midsize crossover with a turbocharged engine and a CVT.
It has a towing ability of 5,000 pounds and also facilities what Subaru calls “Trailer Stability Assist.” The reserve underline detects any yaw, or trailer sway, and will automatically request braking during whatever dilemma of a Ascent that’s required to straighten a car and trailer.