The 2023 Subaru Evoltis (which is called the Ascent in North America) has just been given a mid-cycle facelift. The update comes just after a year the Evoltis made its local debut. Does this mean that we can expect the facelifted Evoltis to arrive soon as well?
From the outside, the 2023 Subaru Evoltis comes with an updated front fascia that’s characterized by a revised grille with a horizontal chrome strip running across its width. This then extends beyond the grille itself and towards the newly-reshaped LED headlights. There’s also a sportier front bumper as well as new C-shaped LED taillights. Topping it all off is a set of new alloy wheel designs.
The interior also sees a number of modest updates, with the most noticeable being the new 11.6-inch portrait Starlink infotainment system replacing the previous 8-inch screen. Wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto come as standard, while a new Cabin Connect feature utilizes microphones and the car’s rear speakers to let the front occupants communicate better with the third-row occupants.
Powering the 2023 Subaru Evoltis is the same 2.4-liter four-cylinder turbocharged boxer engine as before, which means it produces 260 hp and 375 Nm of torque. As with most Subarus, this drives all four wheels via a CVT.
Likewise, as with every Subaru, the new Evoltis comes with the latest EyeSight 4.0 autonomous driver-assistance tech. Thanks to the new wide-angle stereo cameras now mounted flushed at the windshield, the system gains a couple of new features, chief of which is a new Automatic Emergency Steering function. In conjunction with the blind spot warning and automatic emergency braking, the system can steer the vehicle out of a collision if it detects that there are no surrounding vehicles.
The 2023 Subaru Evoltis will arrive in North American dealers this fall, while a Philippine launch will most likely happen in the first half of 2023.