Subaru recently confirmed the launch of the fifth main model in the Subaru stable, the All-Wheel Drive Subaru Tribeca. The largest vehicle in the Subaru line-up will go on sale later in the year (November). For those keen enough to want a look, Subaru will have the Tribeca on display at Sydney Motor Show starting 26 October.
Subaru said that the Tribeca will be launched in five and seven-seat standard and luxury models and will come with core trademark subaru technologies that we are now so familiar with:
- Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive
- Ring-shaped reinforcements around the passenger cabin for added strength
- Dual front and side SRS airbags
- A 3.0 litre six-cylinder horizontally opposed boxer engine
Subaru says that the Tribeca is a luxury SUV aimed at families and drivers seeking space and outstanding cabin versatility for everyday urban use or recreational reasons. In otherwords, its bigger than the Forester. Nick Senior, Managing Director, Subaru Australia, said:
“We’ve had fantastic feedback from the motor shows where we’ve displayed left-hand-drive versions of Tribeca over the past 15 months. We just wish we could have had access sooner, but we’re now delighted to confirm it will be in showrooms the first weekend in November.
Tribeca will be comprehensively equipped, with even the entry level model having satellite navigation and reversing camera as standard.There’s no doubt that Tribeca will go a long way to servicing the needs of loyal Subaru buyers who need a larger vehicle than Liberty or Outback, but presently have no option but to leave the brand in search of a larger car. It will also bring a whole new set of customers to the brand.”
Mr Senior said Tribeca would be available in limited numbers due to simultaneous release in Europe placing demands in manufacturing.
“We’re encouraging prospective buyers to register their interest with dealers from now on, as production capacity is limited due to the demands of American, European and Australian manufacture for the 2007 model,” he added.
No prices for the new Subbie have yet been announced as Subaru works hard to find the perfect price for launch>