• May 19, 2008
After a flurry of rumors circulated last week, Subaru has officially confirmed that a production version of the Exiga seven-passenger wagon is on its way. To sate our appetites before the official reveal on June 17th, Subaru has released a teaser image of the Exiga, along a micro-site dedicated to the automaker's newest people-mover.
Judging by the Japanese-language site, Subaru appears to be positioning the Exiga as a luxury alternative to the traditional wagon or crossover, with a well-appointed interior and a panoramic roof. Then again, our impression might be skewed by the up-beat techno soundtrack on the site (people at work, beware).

Click the image above for a high-res version of the teaser, along with a photochopped image that lightens up the pic to reveal a few more of the Exiga's details.



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      • 6 Years Ago
      One question: gas is over $4 a gallon in the US ($10 gallon in the UK), so, why a gas-guzzling wagon? Unless it has a diesel motor (come on, Fuji, bring it in to the USA! "Timing is everyting"), what is the point? I just got back from Ashland, and there were NO tourists! This, in a town that LIVES on tourism! Why? "The recession" and "expensive gas". So, Subaru, we know you have a green production plant. Now, how about some green vehicles?
        • 6 Years Ago
        I think 'gas guzzling' is a stretch. For a 7-passenger CUV, so long as its based on the wagon architecture it should stay as light as the current Legacy / Outback wagons and get ~25 average mpg.

        For an AWD 7-seater, thats equivalent to any TaHybrids or Audi/BMW/Merc diesels.

        Though I agree, that boxer diesel would help in a small CUV.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I imagine they will call it the Legacy and it will, per automotive evolutionary dictum, grow in size and heft. They'll combine it with the H6, turbo 4 and diesel, which Jezza reviewed as not worth it in the current UK Market Outback....

      http://driving.timesonline.co.uk/tol/life_and_style/driving/jeremy_clarkson/article3638139.ece
      gcarlson007
      • 3 Years Ago
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      • 6 Years Ago
      Nobody here has caught on that the Legacy comes in Sedan only? And this is not it. Any Legacy replacement will have 5 seats and a trunk.

      They are more likely to separate the Legacy and Outback into 5-passenger sedan and 7-passenger CUV, since its hard to market the Outback as anything other than a wagon.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Also bear in mind that while the 2008 Impreza did grow drastically in 'size', it did not gain any 'heft.'

        An Outback replacement might be more volumous, but not much heavier, based on their new platform's ability to keep weight down.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Both very good points, though the Legacy Wagon is still the Legacy Wagon in some countries - I think.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Is that the final name? It's too similar to the Lotus Exige.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Minivan in disguise. Remove the sliding door and call it a crossover or large wagon.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I can easily see this Exiga taking on the forthcoming Ford Flex, CX-7/9, etc. I'm sure Japan will keep the 2.0t while the US gets the 2.5 na/turbo..and hopefully that sweet-ass diesel in 2010.

      I'm still wondering about that coupe..but cool nonetheless.
      • 6 Years Ago
      That middle seat looks a bit rough, even for kids to ride in. It's really more of a 6.5 seater.


      The other thing I've noticed is they don't give you much room for seven people's worth of stuff. Unless you're expected to strap it to the roof.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Middle seat looks similar to what Japan gets in the the Mazda 5. While we are stuck with middle row captains chairs, the Japan version gets a fold-away middle seat that can seat a small child, or fold out of the way to allow a pass-thru.
        • 6 Years Ago
        I've never ridden in a CUV that seats 7, but I always assumed that once you stuck 7 people in, you wouldn't have much room for their stuff. Is that not the case w/the Highlander, Rav4, etc?
      • 6 Years Ago
      I can't wait to see the front / sides and how Suby applies their "design language" - you know butt ugly with no redeeming value. One thing about Suby they have the ugly 4wd market totaly saturated. By making 4wd a delete option they could open their market to those who like ugly but have no use for 4wd and don't want the mileage penalty.
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