The Subaru Tribeca was initially introduced in 2005 as a 2006 year model. Since its release, this model has never been able to attract a huge number of buyers even during its early days when it was still fresh in the auto world. Now, this model is heading to its ninth birthday, and it is likely to linger on in the showrooms until the automaker offers a replacement sometimes in 2016. The Tribeca is assembled at Subaru’s Lafayette assembly plant. As for now, not much has been said concerning the upcoming Tribeca, but the redesigned model will certainly address this SUV’s biggest shortcomings especially in terms of space and fuel economy. According to circulating rumors, the upcoming 2016 Subaru Tribeca will boast three row seating arrangement. The new brand will be among Subaru’s upcoming models to be based on a new platform which is said to be a major improvement. 2016 Subaru Tribeca will also get a new engine line-up with direct injection, cylinder deactivation among other fuel saving technologies used by other models like Ford and GM.
2016 SUBARU TRIBECA: REDESIGN EXTERIOR AND INTERIOR
To cover up for the negative criticism in the older version, the automaker is going to conduct a total facelift in the upcoming Tribeca. The new model’s success will largely depend on the changes which its manufacturer will introduce. Outwards, the new model will feature 18 inch alloy wheels good enough to traverse on all kinds of terrains. Other noticeable features on its exterior part include restyled head and tail lights featuring the LED technology and a slightly redesigned grille. 2016 Subaru Tribeca is also expected to be offered in a number of exterior body colors. As for its rear part, it is also expected to get some changes especially on its lights, exhaust and bumper.
Inwards, the redesigned 2016 Subaru Tribeca will receive numerous upgrades. Besides being able to accommodate seven passengers, its cabin will also be quite comfy. A number of new and modern entertainment features will be installed. They include Bluetooth connectivity, superior quality audio system, USB ports, large LCD screen, quality sound speakers and many more. When it comes to the new model’s safety, each seat will be provided with its own safety air bag. The 2016 Subaru Tribeca will also be equipped with an advanced ABS and a high tech traction control mechanism. Another highlight on the new model is the installation of a moon-roof which will make it quite attractive with natural lighting.
2016 SUBARU TRIBECA: ENGINE SPECS
There are high expectations of a plug-in hybrid variant aimed at offering better performance and also save on gasoline use. Again, another version of the new model is expected to run on a 3.6 liter V6 or a 2.5 liter four cylinder unit with a five speed CVT transmission and an all-wheel drive mechanism.
2016 Subaru Tribeca: Release Date, Price, Competitors
The redesigned 2016 Subaru Tribeca will rival against other SUV’s like Ford Explorer and Chevrolet Traverse. Its release date is not yet known, but the redesigned model will represent Tribeca’s 2016 model. As for price, it is rumored to be the same as that of the outgoing model which is between $ 32 000 and $ 35 000.