The Subaru Evoltis, or known as the Subaru Ascent in the U.S. was launched in 2017 at North American International Auto Show. Because Subaru North America trademarked the name “Ascent,” Subaru Asia opted to use Evoltis for its regional distribution instead.
In January 2020, it was announced that the Subaru Evoltis will be available in the Philippines in the third quarter of 2020. Due to the pandemic, no exact launch date was provided.
The Subaru Evoltis, aka the Ascent is a three-row crossover SUV
The Subaru Evoltis looks like a bigger version of one of the Japanese automobile company’s best-selling SUVs, the Subaru Forester. Its front flaunts the automobile company’s hexagonal grille matched with a pair of sleek, steering-responsive LED headlights. Its robust body is designed with pleasing curves and character lines that add to its premium appeal.
Above, it is fitted with a roof rail and a 54-inch, tilt and sliding panoramic sunroof perfect for out of town trips. Its rear bears modern-looking tail lights and a strong bumper where a trailer hitch can be attached. Supporting this bold vehicle is a set of 20-inch alloy wheels.
International versions feature a premium cabin dominated with luxurious leather and high-quality plastics. It can accommodate seven to eight fully grown adults depending on the variant. Second-row passengers get to have their climate control and USB charging ports.
In terms of cargo loading, the second and third-row seats are foldable and can provide 86.5 cubic feet of space.
Technology & Safety Features
This Evoltis comes with Starlink 8.0 navigation and infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. International releases have an option to purchase the Starlink package that includes two Apple Ipad, two Harman Kardon Bluetooth headphones, and two Otterbox Ipad cases.
In terms of safety, it is equipped with a good number of airbags, ISOFIX child anchors, and Subaru EyeSight which includes a lane-keeping assist system, adaptive cruise control, and automatic emergency braking.
Platform & Chassis
The all-new Subaru Evoltis is built using an efficient high-strength steel frame that doesn't only guarantee utmost protection to its riders, but a quiet cabin even if you’re driving on challenging roads.
Engine & Drivetrain
Providing power to this exciting crossover is a direct-injection, turbocharged F24 Subaru boxer engine that assures impressive stability, trusted efficiency and a rapid response to any driving conditions. It is paired with Lineartronic CVT by Subaru and is tested to produce 260hp and a torque of 376 Nm.