The Tribeca is a mid-size SUV produced by Japanese manufacturer Subaru. It was originally released in 2005. This model came based on Legacy sedan, and it was available in 5-seat and 7-seat version. However, this model wasn’t so successful, so company plans to introduce its replacement. Details about new model are unknown and only that we known is that it will be larger that thise one. One more thing that is for sure is that we won’t see a 2016 Subaru Tribeca because company decided to kill this model due to poor sales results.
2016 Subaru Tribeca end of production and replacement
This mid-size SUV wasn’t successful at all. It started wrong already at the beginning. As you probably know, this model was refreshed already two years after its launch. This brought many visual improvements, which was definitelly the weakest part of the vehicle. Beside visual updates, refreshed model also came with new 3.6 liter inline-six engine, which was rated at 256 hp and claimed for better fuel economy. However, all of these changes didn’t helped at all. Moreover, the numbers went in completely oposite direction. It became one of the worst-selling vehicles in United States. Every next year was even weakest, compared to previous. For example, in 2013, only 1600 units were sold, which is a 23 percent less than in 2012.
Finally, company decided to end the production, altohugh successor isn’n ready yet. Company confirmed that new generation of Exiga Crossover 7 won’t be offered as replacement for tribeca. It will be an all-new model, which will probably be produced exclusively in United States.
There are many reports that Tribeca will be replaced by new, larger, seven-seat crossover, which should be heavily based on new Viziv 2 Concept. This car was presented at the Geneva Motor Show and, according to the most of the experts, it features everything that one SUV needs to be competitive in United States. However, it is still unknown when production model will come, or even what it will be named. According to some reports, we will most likely have to wait few years and it is rumored that new model definitely won’t come before 2017.