Subaru beefs up new Exiga Crossover 7 in Japan

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While we wait for Subaru to roll out a replacement for the troubled Tribeca crossover here in North America, in other markets the Japanese automaker continues to introduce other wagons of varying heights and capacities. Like the Levorg wagon offered in Japan and soon to be introduced in Europe, or the new Exiga Crossover 7 announced for the company's domestic market.

We first caught a glimpse of the Exiga in concept form way back at the 2007 Tokyo Motor Show, and the seven-seat wagon entered production the following year. What sets this version apart is its higher stance, transforming it into a pseudo-crossover in similar fashion to how the Outback transformed the Legacy or the XV Crosstrek builds upon the Impreza. It's based on the same platform as well, and retains the existing Exiga's seven-seat cabin, with three rows of seating that fold down to make the interior volume adaptable to whatever needs might arise.

The crossover version also rides higher on 17-inch wheels, with reinforced lower bodywork, a larger front grille and roof rails to give it a more rugged look. Power comes in the form of a 2.5-liter boxer four, mated to a continuously variable transmission and driving 171 horsepower to all four wheels in typical Subaru style.

Fuji Heavy figures it will sell around 600 of these every month in Japan, but it looks unlikely to export it to other markets - least of all our own. Jacked up and ruggedized though it may be, our sources at Subaru tell us this vehicle is too small to have anything to do with the Tribeca replacement we've been waiting for and which promises to be a fair bit larger to suit American tastes.
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Subaru new "CROSSOVER 7 (crossover Seven)" released
April 16, 2015

Fuji Heavy Industries, the crossover model "CROSSOVER 7" of the new genre of "urban SUV × multiplayer car" (official name: "EXIGA CROSSOVER 7") the will be released today.

CROSSOVER 7, the interior and exterior that incorporates elements of fashion and authentic SUV, all-weather AWD performance of Subaru unique, combines the 7-seater of packaging full of airy, is the new crossover model. You can also use in a variety of applications, and new proposal as "7-seater SUV" to achieve an active lifestyle.

Packaging shall appropriate in urban SUV, bumpers and wheel arches front and rear to exterior, in addition to the cladding which is provided on the side sill, large front grille and roof rail, due to a dedicated 17 inches aluminum wheels, is adopted SUV seems design. In addition, by plating parts woven into LED accessories liner and everywhere, I've realized the appropriate texture to urban SUV. The interior, the tan color and the main color, it is possible to add the height of the texture in leather and piano black tone decorative, fashion reblogged express high playful interior space in quality.

With the addition of CROSSOVER 7, Legacy Outback, Forester, such as SUBARU XV, I will continue to further enhanced the appeal of "Subaru SUV line-up" to achieve all-round driving Subaru unique.

It should be noted, CROSSOVER 7 is a commercialized model to 43rd-based "CROSSOVER 7 CONCEPT" that reference exhibit in Tokyo Motor Show, which was held in November 2013.

[Main Products Features]

worthy to ~ urban SUV, packaging - can respond to a variety of applications
by the adoption of a dedicated suspension, to ensure the 170mm is sufficient load clearance as urban SUV. Full width also I was a 1,800mm corresponding also taken into consideration to the multi-storey car park.

~ urban SUV seems unique exterior - with aggressive
front and rear bumpers and wheel arches, subjected to cladding on the side sills, large front grille and roof rail, by a dedicated 17 inches aluminum wheels of black paint + cutting luster, and SUV seems a force I have to express the strength. In addition, the side, it is possible to enhance the texture by plating parts and distinctive LED accessories liner disposed in the rear, it was an appropriate exterior design to urban SUV.

The ~ tan color in the main, fashion high, playful interior -
and playful, such as sheet and steering wheel, as well as woven throughout the leather of tan, adopted the compatibility of good blue-green stitching and tan color, it seems to urban SUV I have to express. In addition, the decorative piano black tone and metallic, we are adding a sense of quality in playful interior.
Also, expand further enhance the texture of the interior the "Ultra suede + leather seat" as a manufacturer installed option.

<Driving performance>
employs a newly developed suspension, does not feel the height of the vehicle height excellent steering stability and texture high supple ride was realized. In addition, it is equipped with all models symmetrical AWD, it was realized the performance of all-weather.

<Safety and comfort perfomance>
addition to the eye site (ver.2), standard with SRS side air bag and third sheet corresponding SRS curtain air bag, and improve safety. In addition, the driver's seat and front passenger seat 8-way power seat, and we have extended it in comfort to standard equipped with a seat heater.

[Over-the-counter debut Fair]
 May 9, 2015 (Saturday), the 10th (Sun)

[Sales Plan]
monthly sales 600 units


Car model Price (Yen) Eco-car tax reduction target * 1
Acquisition tax and weight tax relief rate
Car model Engine Drive Transmission Consumption tax Consumption tax April registration May registration later
EXIGA CROSSOVER 7 2.5L horizontally opposed four-cylinder DOHC AWD Linear Toro Nick 2,754,000 2,550,000 Weights tax only 50% -
Note) <body color>
Crystal White Pearl ※, Platinum Gray Metallic, Dark Blue Pearl, Crystal Black Silica,
tungsten metallic
※: 32,400 yen (tax included)
* 1: Environmental promoting tax system

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