2016 Subaru Tribeca Redesign, Specs and Review

The 2016 Subaru Tribeca is rumored to make its debut next year. The Tribeca model has been around since 2005, but it was having a hard time increasing its sales number which eventually leading the automaker to discontinue its production in late 2013.

2016 Subaru Tribeca Viviz 2 Concept

Latest reports said that the Japanese automaker were working on Tribeca’s replacement. This hint is then interpreted by the car enthusiasts as potential future Tribeca, well no one knows. In an interview with Automotive News, the president of Subaru’s owner, Fuji Heavy Industries, Yasayuki Yoshinaga, said, “The next seven-seat passenger vehicle project is completely different. You won’t see the new vehicle coming out immediately when Tribeca production ends.”

Exterior

The exterior styling was one of the biggest issues when it comes to the original Tribeca. The company was even forced to undertake a major facelift only two years after the model had been launched. The design was often criticized for being too generic with hardly any distinguishing features. The model simply couldn’t stand out, even among its Subaru siblings. Thus, the success of the 2016 Subaru Tribeca will depend largely on the automaker’s ability to create a new visual identity for its three-row SUV. At this year’s Geneva Motor Show, Subaru unveiled its Viziv 2 concept which previews the possible new look of the 2016 Subaru Tribeca. It remains to be seen to what extent the new crossover’s styling will be influenced by this concept. Some sources even speculate about the new Tribeca being offered with the plug-in hybrid technology based on the Viziv 2 concept.

2016 Subaru Tribeca Viviz 2 Concept Rear View

Interior

The interior of Subaru Tribeca 2016 is undoubtedly unique but somehow complicated. Till now, there are uncertainties as to which of the two Subaru concepts shall have more impact on the future version. This crossover SUV is a reflection of how the company wants to design the upcoming model, while Subaru Viviz 2 concept presents a design that would be most attractive for the Subaru Tribeca 2016. Despite such challenges, the company has assured its customers that the current model shall be larger for purposes of increasing its passenger space. The models shall have various new applications with modern applications for its entertainment system. The major changes that people expect to occur on the Subaru Tribeca 2016 include a moon roof while the car’s exterior like the wheels shall be decorated with the latest 18 inch alloy wheels. The cabin shall be comfortable and roomy to accommodate more than seven adult passengers. Indeed, in terms of its design, there are several anticipated changes especially because its predecessor’s interior was excellent. Its interior is projected to be special from other former models and this is why this latest model shall be more exceptional. For safety purposes, the car’s seats shall be mounted with airbags on two rows, as well as four wheel ABS and a driveline traction control mechanism. The gorgeous car shall be driven on various road types like in the rough terrain, slippery surfaces and even mountainous places.

2016 Subaru Tribeca Viviz 2 Concept Interior

Powertrain

New 2016 Subaru Tribeca to be powered by a 2.5-litre four-cylinder engine teamed with a continuously variable transmission an all-wheel-drive system. The current Tribeca comes with a 3.6-litre V6, often criticized for its poor fuel economy. Subaru also will introduce a plug-in hybrid for North America to meet U.S. regulations taking effect in 2018. That model will be based on Toyota’s hybrid technology. Toyota owns 17 percent of Fuji Heavy. Subaru also will upgrade all gasoline engines to direct injection, starting in 2016. To meet more stringent emissions standards, Subaru will overhaul its powertrain technology, adding cylinder deactivation and combustion cycles by 2020.

2016 Subaru Tribeca Release Date and Price

Up until now, there’s no words from the automaker about its release date and pricing though. The 2016 Subaru Tribeca can be released anytime next year if the development goes smoothly. As for pricing, it will surely higher than previous model but shouldn’t differ that much. Keep coming back here for future updates.

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