Subaru Tribeca is one of those SUV’s which have never gotten much attention from car enthusiasts. The Tribeca was first launched in 2006, but contrary to the automaker’s expectations, if faced a lot of criticism. As years went by, this model continued to struggle with the slow sales until the automaker discontinued it in the year 2013. This move left Subaru with only one large model in its line-up of mid-size SUV’s, which was the Subaru Legacy. During this period, the demand for mid-size three row crossovers was rapidly increasing, and this has been the trend to date. Tribeca automaker Subaru has therefore thought far and wide and is said to be working on a probable replacement for the discontinued Tribeca. In this regard, a new look Tribeca is expected to it the auto world sooner or later. This new model will represent the 2016 model, and it is rumored to be based on the all new platform known as Subaru Global Platform. In fact, this new platform will form the basis for most upcoming model’s from Subaru. The 2016 Subaru Tribeca is expected to be a great mid-size crossover which will become the people’s car of choice upon its release.
2016 Subaru Tribeca: Redesign Exterior and Interior
2016 Subaru Tribeca interior will be rather unique but conventional according to reports. At this moment, the automaker has not decided between the two available Subaru concepts which one will form the basis for the upcoming Tribeca. Despite these challenge, the automaker has guaranteed Tribeca fans that the new model will have ample cabin space for purposes of enhancing its occupants comfort level. The cabin shall be quite roomy and shall accommodate seven passengers. Again, the automaker has promised to install new features for its entertainment system. Another major development in this new model will be installation of a new moon roof. For safety purposes, a number of airbags will be provided as well as ABS and traction control mechanism.
This is where various changes are expected to take place since the exterior happens to be the biggest issue with the discontinued model. Furthermore, its exterior criticism compelled the manufacture to redesign the original Tribeca two year after its release, but unfortunately, this model too was unnoticeable even among its siblings. Therefore, the success of the 2016 Subaru Tribeca depends on the automakers ability to make a new highly attractive look for this new model. Subaru fans are anxious to see to what extent the new Subaru global platform will influence this new crossovers design. The automaker has kept the design specifications a secret, but there are speculations the new Tribeca will acquire 18 inch alloy wheels and even a plug in hybrid based on the Viziv2 concept.
2016 Subaru Tribeca: Engine Specs
The new 2016 Subaru Tribeca will probably run on a 2.5 liter four cylinder teamed with the all wheel drive system and the CVT. Subaru is also expected to offer a plug-in hybrid for the North America market in order to try and meet the U.S automotive regulations set to be effective from 2018. Alternatively, the new model could come with the current Tribeca’s 3.6 liter V6 which generates 256 horsepower teamed with the five speed transmission mechanism.
2016 Subaru Tribeca: Release Date and Price
There is still no word about the exact release date and the price of the new 2016 Subaru Tribeca. Nevertheless, 2016 Subaru Tribeca is expected to be unveiled in mid 2016. When it comes to price, it will definitely be higher than that of the current Tribeca. The price will therefore range between $ 35 000 and $ 37 000.