The Subaru Company has plans to roll out the 2019 Subaru pickup truck next month in Tokyo Motor Show. The Japanese automaker recently announced plans to bring a variety of models to the show, including three concepts and limited versions of two different STI editions. The Subaru Viziv Performance Concept is expected to lead the lineup. And, it appears that the new concept becomes a sneak preview of the next-generation WRX.
According to Subaru, the 2019 Subaru pickup truck combines absolute enjoyment and peace of mind. The nature of this edition encourages active engagement, considering that it uses Subaru’s EyeSight tech function to accomplish advanced driver assistance. Our teaser images don’t reveal much about the 2019 Subaru pickup truck. However, we’ve scoured different resources to avail to you some drops of information ahead of the October 25th show in Tokyo.
Apparently, the Subaru seems to be standing among the minority in the mainstream Japanese automakers which do not compete in the vast marketplace for pickups in the US. Nissan, Toyota and Honda do. But, at the moment Subaru, Mazda and Mitsubishi do not. Each one of them did in the recent past.
Back in 2006, the Subaru crafted a new version of the Outback that consisted of a pickup bed known as the Baja. This edition was a little closer in form to the Silverado or Colorado. That simply makes sense because Subaru hasn’t explored the SUV market like most of its rivals despite having off-road ruggedness and all-wheel drive capabilities.
2019 Subaru Pickup Truck – Variety of Versions Will Become Available
The 2019 Subaru pickup truck comes to the showroom with Japan-only limited edition models of two STI versions. The Subaru S208 variant, which highlights the WRX STI platform. It is more powerful and quick than the S207 and features a carbon fiber roof. The engine output is not provided, but the S207 model generated 323 horsepower and 318 pound-feet of torque. The S208 comes with an advanced suspension along with exclusive exterior and interior styling updates.
The Subaru BRZ STI Sport is another special edition model that visits the showrooms shortly. Although it does not get more power, the automaker did a lot of work to enhance its ride and handling. The Subaru BRZ STI Sport will not just get a stiffer body, but it also receives a specially tuned suspension that improves dynamic performance.
This 2019 Subaru pickup truck gets a host of interior and exterior touches, including a unique Cool Gray Khaki paint color. It is availed through the lottery but is even more exclusive as only 100 units will come to the dealerships.
Lot of Design Touches Are Evident
The 2019 Subaru pickup truck will comprise two yellow concepts when it comes to the show. The first one is the XV Fun Adventure Concept and the second one is the Impreza Future Sport Concept. Regarding design touches, the XV Fun Adventure receives off-road tires along with updated body cladding. The Future Sport gets a low center of gravity, revised front as well as a central exhaust.
Last but not least, the Subaru pickup truck is likely to include the Outback Limited Smart Edition. This model has a few design touches, such as micro-fiber seats, Harman/Kardon sound system and navigation system. Other updates also include an exclusive grille and wheels. Stay tuned for more updates regarding the 2019 Subaru pickup truck.