Subaru’s upcoming new three-row crossover has made its first appearance.
Riding on the Subaru Global Platform, this new model will serve as a replacement for the Subaru Tribeca, which saw its production end in 2014. The new modular architecture is expected to underpin nearly every model in the Subaru range and this prototype supports the rumor that Subaru will move upmarket with a larger crossover model featuring a more rugged, outdoor-ready style. Although this prototype is heavily camouflaged, we can make out that the front grille slats and overall treatment is similar to what’s found on the current Subaru Outback.
To get an idea of the size for the Tribeca replacement, Subaru was spotted testing its prototype against the Ford Explorer and Mazda CX-9, which will likely be its main competitors. Rumor has it that the model’s name will be associated with nature, but Subaru hasn’t officialy hinted at anything.
Expect the Subaru Tribeca replacement to bow sometime in 2018 before it heads to dealerships as a 2019 model. Now that photographers have spotted an early prototype testing, expect to see more of it as it sheds its camouflage in the coming months.
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