2017 Subaru Tribeca Replacement

Subaru is currently working on a new crossover that is due to replace the unsuccessful Tribeca. According to Subaru CEO Yasuyuki Yoshinaga, the all-new seven-seat SUV will be produced at the company’s facility in Indiana. Although the exact date is yet to be disclosed, production is most likely to start sometime in 2017. The 2017 Subaru Tribeca will be sold exclusively on the North American market, while the new Levorg active sports tourer will be aimed primarily at Europe and Australia. As for the Japanese market, Subaru will offer the sporty Exiga seven-seat SUV.

2017 Subaru Tribeca Redesign

The Tribeca’s successor is supposed to be based on an enlarged version of the same platform that underpins the Subaru Outback and Legacy models. Thanks to its new stretched underpinnings, the 2017 Subaru Tribeca is expected to offer a more capacious cabin that can easily accomodate up to seven passengers. That will definitely help the new crossover establish itself in the three-row segment which is becoming increasingly popular on the US market.

2017 Subaru Tribeca

As for its sheet metal, rumor has it that the 2017 Subaru Tribeca is likely to adopt several styling cues seen on the VIZIV 2 concept that was first previewed at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show. Although it’s too early to judge its new exterior design, we expect to see a model that falls in line with the brand’s new design philosophy. So, it’s very likely to feature a hexagonal grille similar to the one seen on the Outback SUV, as well as recognizable elongated headlights.

2017 Subaru Tribeca Engine Range

Of course, the detailed engine specifications have yet to be released. Some sources suggest that the 2017 Subaru Tribeca will be offered with Subaru’s tried and tested four- and six-cylinder engines. Needless to say, the brand’s renowned all-wheel drive technology will come standard accross the range. Moreover, a plug-in hybrid model is expected to join the lineup at a later date.

2017 Subaru Tribeca Competition

Once the 2017 Subaru Tribeca goes on sale in North America, it is due to compete with the likes of the Toyota Highlander, Nissan Pathfinder, Hyundai Santa Fe, Kia Sorento, Mitsubishi Outlander and Honda Pilot. It remains to be seen whether Subaru’s new seven-seater will have what it takes to take on such formidable rivals.

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