The rumors of the resurrected 2023 Subaru Baja Pickup Truck are swirling around for some time. Interestingly, some of the renderings just show up, and the forthcoming model looks almost the same as the Outback SUV. It shares the same front end, featuring an attractive grille and identical headlights.
We also expect this model to employ a similar modern cabin and probably the large 11.6-inch high-resolution touchscreen. As for the engine, it could arrive with hybrid or plug-in hybrid powertrain options, but many believe it will use a 2.4-liter turbocharged engine as standard. If you didn’t know, the Hyundai Santa Cruz and Ford Maverick enters the Sport-Adventure Vehicle (SAV) segment, and the Subaru Baja should be too.
2023 Subaru Baja Pickup Truck Design
Thanks to new renderings of the 2023 Subaru Baja Pickup Truck, we have our first look at how this model could end up. First thing first, we think that it will be compact just like the Outback SUV. This is because it will likely share the same platform with the mentioned model.
However, unlike the Outback model, the Subaru Baja Pickup Truck will come with more uniqueness. It will feature all-terrain tires wrapped, attractive 17-inch gloss black wheels, and more ground clearance than its predecessor. Thanks to that, it will be able to tackle any type of terrains with ease.
Like the exterior, the interior of the new 2023 Subaru Baja Pickup Truck could share many elements with the Outback SUV model. The standard model will reportedly include cloth seats, a 11.6-inch high-resolution touchscreen, satellite radio, two USB ports, and Apple CarPlay/Android Auto smartphone integration.
However, many are tipping that Wilderness trim could be available, just like Premium trim. That means we can expect them to bring a leather-wrapped steering wheel, dual-zone automatic climate control, heated front seats, 10-way power-adjustable driver’s seat, and an extra pair of USB ports as well. The all-new Subaru Baja pickup could also share some safety with the Outback model. Overall, the current Outback earns the highest safety score thanks to EyeSight Driver Assist Technology and the available DriverFocus® Distraction Mitigation System.
2023 Subaru Baja Pickup Truck Engine Specs
Based on rumors, the Subaru Baja Pickup Truck could be powered by either a hybrid or even PHEV system. There are also many speculations that it might get a 2.4-liter turbocharged engine that makes 260 hp and 277 lb-ft of torque.
Also, many believe that the 3.6-liter Boxer engine could return as well. If that happens, expect the new Subaru Pickup Truck to produce with this engine at least 300 horsepower. As for towing, the Subaru Baja Pickup Truck could be able to tow 6,500 pounds or more. Subaru will likely use a traditional 6-speed automatic transmission or even a CVT transmission.
2023 Subaru Baja Pickup Truck Price, Release Date
Considering there are many popular competitors in the segment, the new Subaru Baja Pickup Truck would have to be cheaper than its rivals to draw attention. According to many rumors, it could start at about $30,000 or a little less for a standard model. We also expect it to be offered in trims like Premium, Limited, Sport, and Wilderness.