2019 Subaru Tribeca Replacement Spied for the First Time

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

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.

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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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Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at AutoGuide.com saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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  • Chris Duke Chris Duke on Sep 20, 2016

    I want one now

  • Gasrim Gasrim on Oct 11, 2016

    From that picture it looks like they took the Forester from the front windshield back and stretched it front to back and side to side a bit then crammed an Outback front end on it.