Established manufacturer without any pickup truck is a rarity nowadays. Whatsoever, Subaru is one of the automakers that is yet to make a pickup. For that reason, the upcoming 2021 Subaru Pickup Truck is almost certain to happen in one-year time. It is no brainer for Subaru as the segment is extremely popular. The Japanese manufacturer plans to offer a unibody pickup truck that should compete in the mid-size segment.
According to numerous reports, this pickup truck could be based on the company’s Viziv concept. The arriving model will surely provide great off-road capability and more than solid performances. However, a pickup truck is more than a performance, so here’s what we can expect for Subaru in the coming months.
2021 Subaru Pickup Truck Design
Logically, the upcoming 2021 Subaru Pickup Truck will be a brand-new model. It won’t share cues and features with some of the company’s SUVs. However, the new Outback SUV is a perfect example of what the pickup could look like once it arrives. That means some of the exterior bits will be similar. Viziv concept should serve as an inspiration for Subaru so the concept is where are we looking at.
If that happens, Subaru Pickup Truck will arrive with modern appearance and a very attractive exterior design. The impressive front fascia will feature a unique layout with recognizable wider grille and headlights. Even the rear part will host a similar layout of the taillights. Unibody architecture is very certain for this model and you should expect a high level of aggressiveness.
Interior Hosts Modern Design
Again, even the cabin will look closer to the Viziv concept. Thanks to that, the new 2021 Subaru Pickup Truck will look all-new and it will host plenty of novelties. The interior with modern design is a must nowadays. Moreover, Subaru plans to deliver a slightly sportier cabin with good comfort. On the other hand, the Outback SUV will be the first model to host these novelties. Design-wise, two models will be similar on the inside. However, the pickup truck version will arrive with a unique layout.
Moreover, the pickup version will provide less high-tech features than the SUV. This unibody pickup truck will most likely arrive with a room for four passengers. Trim levels and cab configurations are not available yet. No doubt that the range-topping trim levels will offer a lot of premium stuff and higher safety ratings. Lastly, a mid-size pickup truck could offer a new center console and plenty of room for front passengers.
Things are pretty certain when it comes to possible engine options. Thanks to unibody architecture, a 2.4-liter four-cylinder is the best fit. Thanks to that, a new 2021 Subaru Pickup Truck should provide almost 300 horsepower. Moreover, torque will be rated at around 280 lb-ft. We expect more than solid fuel economy figures and a standard CVT transmission.
On the other hand, the off-road capability of the pickup truck begs for a manual transmission. Diesel is another possible outcome for this model, most likely it will be an optional powertrain. Hybrid rumors are heating up but that is very unlikely to happen.
2021 Subaru Pickup Truck Price and Release Date
The forthcoming 2021 Subaru Pickup Truck will cost $30,000 or slightly above that. It is a regular price for the mid-size pickup these days. The ultimate goal is to reach American soil but that is unlikely for 2021. The sales will firstly start in Asia, possibly in the second half of 2020.