New 2018 Subaru Tribeca is on the streets. Well, not as production model, but test mule. Sharp photographer’ eye caught it cruising, covered by heavy camo. This is mid-size crossover. With updates on design, it is fresh. Nevertheless, company did not consider starting a new generation. Because of that, we can’t expect big changes under the hood. Also, platform is the same, so we can more talk about mid-cycle refreshment, than about big update. However, new Tribeca will compete on major car market in the world. Buyers in US will have a chance to purchase their model probably on first months of 2018.
2018 Subaru Tribeca drivetrain
We could see new SUV, and even under heavy camouflage, some things were obvious. Nevertheless, this is not a case with drivetrain. From leaked sources we’ve heard that 2018 Subaru Tribeca will use 3.6-l V-6 unit as its base engine. Furthermore, there are also some rumors talking about 4-cylinder power sources with turbocharger. Nothing is clear yet. For example, it is very likely for upcoming Tribeca to get Hybrid version. Another information that needs official confirmation. Same situation is with transmission and outputs. Experts believe that engineers will aim for 250 hp and 250 lb-ft of torque.
2018 Subaru Tribeca redesign
Mid-size 7-seater crossover received a lot of complains last time when it was on the streets. Most criticized parts were inner space and infotainment. Because of that, we believe most changes will be there. Since specifications were on highest level, designers had more work. Under the heavy camo, we could recognize sharp lines on the front end. For example, we can’t compare that with Outback, so we believe 2018 Subaru Tribeca used some concept solutions from other platforms. Interior must suffer a lot of changes. Subaru is going to boost their offer on infotainment end. Also, situation is the same with safety.
2018 Subaru Tribeca release and price
Since there are no info about new 2018 Subaru Tribeca, and test mule is still on the streets, crossover won’t arrive any time soon. We would rather predict it for summer of 2018, or even later. On the other hand, price should be around $35,000 for base models. This is orientation according to competition’s vehicles prices.