Subaru is a division of Tokyo based Fuji Heavy Industries (FHI) which has been manufacturing cars since 1954. The 2016 Subaru Tribeca is a SUV of medium build which has been in production since 2005. It was a 5 speed automatic four wheel drive vehicle with a front engine and based on the Subaru legacy platform.
The Subaru Tribeca received minor touches in 2006 and some core improvements in 2007 thus improving performance and fuel economy. Subsequently in the years of 2011 and 2012, it featured in the list of the worst automobiles sold in America and eventually taken off sometime in 2013. In 2015, April it has been reported that a bulkier Tribeca will most likely hit the streets sometime in 2016.
2016 Subaru Tribeca Exterior and Interior Redesign
This is a certainty that the new Subaru Tribeca will add more size compared to the earlier SUV. At Geneva, the VIZIV concept that was previewed there could very well be the cue for the new 2016 Subaru Tribeca. This concept could influence design decisions for the new crossover. Styling would undoubtedly be a major category where the manufacturers’ are likely to focus. Also, in 2016 Subaru will introduce a modular platform called the Global Platform, capable of supporting every available model.
As expected, the new Tribeca would surely have ample space due to its bigger build and could easily house up to 7 passengers. Also, its design which seemed a bit outdated would surely be given a makeover with ample cabin space and more legroom especially in the back row.
All new Subaru models will be equipped with Eyesight Advanced Driver Assist System by the end of 2015. This system works by using its pre-collision brake control technology which senses a person beforehand whether a pedestrian or even a cyclist and even averts other vehicles by slowing down and braking if necessary. It uses a ground breaking system called stereo camera technology to do this. The new Tribeca apart from this feature would come with better steering, handling and ground clearance.
2016 Subaru Tribeca Engine Specs
Subaru has plans to take the age old gasoline engine and converting them to direct injection system starting with a next gen Boxer engine. By 2020 cylinder de-activation will be a standard feature to reduce emission. The president of FHI, Yasuyuki Yoshinaga, has stressed on cars with distinctive character and high quality products and plans to create engines with increased thermal efficiency.
North America will also receive a plug-in hybrid system based on Toyota technology to meet US vehicle regulations for zero emission by 2018. The new Subaru’s construction will be in North America in their Lafayette plant in Indiana especially in 2017. The Subaru Tribeca already had a 3.6 litre H6 with symmetrical AWD which ensures proper torque is received by all the wheels thus creating a smooth driving experience. Drive train specs on the new 2016 Subaru Tribeca however are unclear at the moment.
2016 Subaru Tribeca Release Date and Price
The new 2016 Subaru Tribeca could premiere at the Tokyo Motor show which is to be held in November 2015, the price will be between $ 34,000 and $ 38,000