Subaru has confirmed that they will be offering a new 7-seat crossover in 2018. The still-unnamed crossover is set to replace the Tribeca, which was discontinued in 2014.
The new crossover will be built in Subaru's Lafayette plant in Indiana, making it the fourth model to be built in their US plant. It will eventually join the Legacy and Outback, as well as a new Impreza sedan and 5-door model which will begin production in late 2016.
According to Subaru, the new crossover will be a larger vehicle than the Tribeca. As a result, the upcoming crossover will have full third row capability, says Subaru. The company adds that potential names for the CUV will be synonymous with outdoor adventure, consistent with Subaru's other crossovers the Outback, Forester and XV.
Nobuhiko Murakami, Fuji Heavy Industries' senior vice president of global marketing said that the Tribeca's replacement will be up against large crossovers such as the Honda Pilot, Nissan Pathfinder and Toyota Highlander.