The production of the original Subaru Baja lasted for no more than five years, but even that was enough for it to become a legend. These days, we are feeling nostalgic about the famous pickup and we are not the only ones. We can find a lot of reports that were suggesting its comeback years ago. These days, it looks more likely than ever, even though the officials are still quiet. Rumors suggest it could come already as the 2022 Subaru Baja Pickup Truck.
At this point, we can only speculate about the design of this comeback model. However, we can also say that we are pretty sure that the new 2022 Subaru Baja Pickup Truck. If it arrives, would probably stick to the familiar design approach that characterized the original model. Rumors suggest it could arrive already in the next year.
2022 Subaru Baja Pickup Truck Redesign
Like we’ve just mentioned, the overall design should stick to the familiar approach. We would see a design that relies on Subaru’s well-known Legacy and Outback models, with most of the parts shared. This means we would see a unibody layout, which isn’t so typical thing among pickups, as they usually ride on body-on-frame architecture. A great thing to know is that both Legacy and Outback have been redesigned recently, so the 2022 Subaru Baja Pickup Truck will certainly be a modern vehicle.
With a unibody layout, you may count on specific driving characteristics. Compared to BoF units, this design provides superior comfort and ride quality in general. On the other side, towing and hauling are at a notably lower level. More importantly for Baja fans, the new model would probably be a capable off-roader, with the company’s excellent AWD system, high ground clearance and other design characteristics.
If take that the 2022 Subaru Baja Pickup Truck would stick to its roots and that it would once again share most of its parts with Legacy and Outback, it’s not particularly hard to predict how it would look like. Of course, the front end and most of the vehicle would be identical to the Outback, with the exception of the rear end. Instead of the cargo area, we would rather see an open bed, which provides that pickup look. We also count on slightly higher ground clearance, for improved off-road potential.
On the other side, there are also reports that suggest the 2022 Subaru Baja Pickup Truck could come with a more truck-ish approach. In that case, the new model would rather rely on the new Ascent, which is a typical three-row family SUV. Despite the unibody platform, this design would be very truck-like. Practically, we would see the same design approach as in Honda Ridgeline.
Subaru is known as a company that doesn’t like to make things too complicated. Therefore, we presume that the interior layout would be largely the same as in other models of the lineup. This particularly refers to the dashboard design, which would feature a familiar layout, similar to ones that can be found in the aforementioned models. That would mean a good combination of quality, styles and durability. Naturally, everything would be filled up with a long list of standard and available features, both in terms of safety and technology.
On the other side, you may expect to see a typical two-row configuration, with a seating capacity for five. We presume that the amount of passenger room would be similar to one found in Outback. Of course, we would find a decently sized cargo bed behind the cabin.
2022 Subaru Baja Pickup Truck Engines
When it comes to the powertrain, we count on familiar engine options in the offer. Base models would probably use a naturally-aspirated 2.5-liter flat-four, which puts out 182 horsepower. The engine comes in pair with a CVT gearbox and Subaru’s well-known AWD system. This engine would be able to provide decent driving dynamics, as well as some pretty good mpg ratings. In the Outback, this engine returns around 27 mpg in the city and 35 mpg on the highway.
Higher trims would probably come with a new 2.4-liter turbo-four, which puts out around 260 horsepower and 277 pound-feet of torque. Of course, this engine would provide notably better performances.
2022 Subaru Baja Pickup Truck Release Date and Price
The officials are still quiet about this model. On the other side, rumors suggest we could see it already in the next year. If it arrives, we presume that base models would go around 30.000 dollars.