Subaru is reportedly bringing back one nameplate from the past. The Japanese producer should introduce the Baja pickup truck very soon, most likely before the end of the decade. Still, the high-riding vehicle won’t be based on the Outback as earlier. No, the 2020 Subaru Baja truck will share most of the characteristics with the upcoming Ascent SUV. The Tribeca successor will hit the showrooms next summer with the starting price somewhere at $35,000, which means that the truck might cost as much, or perhaps slightly less to be able to compete with the Honda Ridgeline.
Engine and Platform Info
The 2020 Subaru Baja will be a unibody pickup, which will use Subaru’s Global Platform – the same one that underpins the new Impreza and upcoming Ascent. Still, in contrast to Impreza’s 2.0-liter boxer, the truck will host something heavier. At least the latest reports claim that. According to them, the 2020 Subaru Pickup Truck will get an all-new 2.4-liter turbo-four boxer, which will allegedly pump out around 300 horsepower. Although seems too much for the four-cylinder it’s highly possible, though I would be satisfied with the engine that can match Ridgeline’s 3.5-liter V6. Anyway, the engine will come in a pair with a CVT transmission and all-wheel drive.
Specs and Design
Both the upcoming Ascent SUV and Baja truck will borrow most of the styling cues from the Viziv 7 concept. This especially refers to the front-end styling, which looks mighty and futuristic. The concept is around 204 inches long. The measure will likely stay unchanged for the SUV, but the workhorse needs some additional inches. It’s pretty simple: Honda’s truck is 210 inches long, so Subaru must add several inches to offer at least the same bed capacity. Since it’s going to be a road-oriented truck, we don’t expect any serious off-road equipment. On the other hand, the vehicle will be loaded with the latest tech and some active safety features.
The 2020 Subaru Baja pickup truck will hit the U.S. showrooms without any doubt.