Outback generations, and likely Ascent generations, are not or will not be that long. Nor have they ever been. It's been a consistent 5 or 6 years from inception into the 6th Generation of Outback/Leggy.I happen to have a couple friends who work in the Indiana plant and I can tell you that the tooling is not scheduled to be changed until 2027. That can change, but it could be a testimony that Subaru has no plans for a major change to the model for many years. Typically a "generation" lasts 10 years. A mid cycle refresh can change the exterior look somewhat, but that is mostly stamping, not tooling.
So my overall point is that I dont expect many changes to this model at all over the next 3 years at least.
To one extent or another.Did those include an all-new platform/frame though? But yeah, you're right. Subaru is not like the rest of the industry with the 10 year standards.
Many Subaru parts are highly interchangeable. I expect it's very easy for them to make noticeable changes to the Ascent with minimal investment, such as the updated Eyesight, the 11.2" Fujitsu Ten/Denso head unit, Driver Assist/Focus, and all of the rest of the creature comforts that made it into the newest Outback and Forester, etc. I suspect we may see increased and improved wireless features, if things proceed the way I think they're going.However, with strong sales and the large initial investment to produce the Ascent, I still do not expect many changes as they will want to maximize their returns.
I suspect they might add the lane centering feature that's now in the 2020 Forester & Outbacks.I've been eyeing on ascent since 19' model and I'm finally ready to order it later this year. Last year's updates from 19 weren't impressive. I know it's still early, but Is there any news regarding 2021 model? I just can't find it anywhere.