2015 Forester Premium CVT
Given the insatiable appetite the U.S. has for trucks (and nostalgia) do you think an updated Baja would sell well today?
I dont know but at the dealership I hear talk of Subaru actively looking to field a truck based somewhat off the Ascent platform. And they were acting like sometime soon(next year or 2...Given the insatiable appetite the U.S. has for trucks (and nostalgia) do you think an updated Baja would sell well today?
For Subaru, this is the beginning and end of the discussion. Is it worth having a production line, parts, engineering support, capital employed for inventory, etc? Evidently they don't think so.If sales justified such vehicles they would still be sold.
I am constantly asked if I want to sell mine. I say keep looking, they're out there/Another baja, or similar vehicle from subaru would absolutely sell. Good gas mileage with good off road capabilities and a small truck bed, no question about it. Look at the amount of Honda ridgeline on the road. Subaru would take half if not more of those costumers, some for the ranger, Colorado etc. I would strongly consider trading the forester for one.
Beg to differ with you. Just finished installing a large hot water heater. Hauled home from Home Depot. Have hauled also a fridge, a washer / dryer. They have a bed extender for when the tailgate is down. Granted, it'd be better with a 6' bed but I enjoy mine. https://flic.kr/p/EPiEZ7 from atop of Pikes Peak on my way to family in MT, I live outside Philly.Vehicles like the Baja serve no purpose. They are not pickups, and not SUVs. The bed is not big enough to be useful and it takes up much room from the interior. If sales justified such vehicles they would still be sold. Other than people who want to be "cool" I suspect there is little market for an updated Baja. Possibly, if Subaru made a "real" small pickup (I understand that Ford is going to have one, the Maverick, in the '22 MY line) there might be a place for it. For me though, it would have to have something other than a CVT or I would not buy.