The first generation of the Tribeca has been in production between 2005 and 2014 and despite the fact the car had a controversial styling at first, it was the only full size crossover from Subaru which offered enough seating for seven as well as a very interesting engine. However, because the car was getting old and it was not really up to the task of competing anymore, Subaru decided to discontinue the model altogether, leaving them without any model with seven seats which affects their sales negatively. In order to change that and give their customers a choice, a new model is going to be released in the near future as the 2016 Subaru Tribeca.
Engine of 2016 Subaru Tribeca
Under the hood of the upcoming 2016 Subaru Tribeca the old 3.6 liter flat 6 is not going to return which is both good and bad. It was their only flat 6 engine and thanks to the fact it was naturally aspirated, it offered really nice feedback. In its place Subaru is likely going to make use of a newly developed 2 liter flat 4 which is going to be turbocharged. This would then be mated to one or two electric motors, so the total output of the car is going to be around 300 horsepower and 350 lb-ft of torque which is much better than before. The electric motors should negate the usual turbo-lag while the petrol engine will provide power at higher speeds. The fuel consumption will also improve tremendously over the previous model, so expect at least 34 MPG on the highway while in the city this is going to drop under 25 MPG which is still a respectable fuel consumption for any car. All wheel drive is going to be standard which would make it one of the only cars in its class to come as standard with it.
2016 Subaru Tribeca Exterior
The exterior is also going to change but for now Subaru has not released any pictures of it or even about a potential concept car. However, considering their current design scheme and the previous model, we can expect quite an aggressive looking crossover with a masculine stance and a really balanced design. The front end is likely going to borrow cues from the Forester with some unique to it while the back will be clean and functional.
Subaru 2016 Tribeca Interior
The cabin of the 2016 Subaru Tribeca on the other hand will likely be all new in terms of design and it should be one of the more interesting cars to sit in. Just like before, it will likely come with an auxiliary air conditioning system for the second and third row of seats, heated seats all around the car as well as a standard infotainment system with a surround audio system. These should make it enjoyable during long trips as well as very comfortable. The car will also get all the usual safety features of the current Subaru models as well as a few extra such as a frontal collision warning.
2016 Subaru Tribeca Price and Release date
This new model is actually going to be one of the first cars to use their all new modular platform which it will share with the Impreza and the Legacy as well as all the other Subaru cars. This new platform should allow for a lighter car as well as a more rigid chassis. The running gear is going to be tweaked so it will be able to handle the load of seven people and their luggage while the engines in the upcoming Tribeca are certainly going to be something unique. The release date for the new model is likely going to be in the late 2016 while the production model will likely be on the market in the second quarter of 2017. Its price will be similar to that of the previous model, so it should cost between $30,000 and $40,000, depending on the chosen extras.
More info: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Subaru_Tribeca