The second generation Subaru Tribeca that was discontinued after the 2014 model year will be replaced by a new three-row crossover, Subaru has confirmed. Subaru says it will have “full third-row” capability and be built at the company’s SIA plant in Lafayette, Indiana in U.S.
The car’s name hasn’t been announced just yet, but it will be something “synonymous with outdoor adventure” just like the other crossovers, Outback, Forester and Crosstrek.
The company will start manufacturing the next-gen 2017 Subaru Impreza 5-door hatchback and sedan in late 2016 at the same plant, and likely put both up for sale by early 2017. The 3-row crossover will be larger than the Tribeca and the company expects to start manufacturing it in 2018. A concept version of the same may be shown sometime next year.
Subaru expects the new Impreza and three-row mid-size crossover to get it to the next level in sales. Thomas J. Doll, President and COO of Subaru of America says that the company has “enjoyed record sales for seven consecutive years and the introduction of an all-new, American-made Impreza followed by an all-new larger 3-row crossover will help keep our sales momentum strong.”
You can read the press release below for further details.