It seems like there are a lot of rumors about the revival of dead brands happening this year. If you have heard about the Tribeca, there was news that this brand is going to be revived last year but it does not last long, but it looks like the rumor of the 2017 Subaru Tribeca has started once again. Of course, being a rumor means that there are no official announcement made by Subaru just yet, but this rumor has a lot more legit causes into it, so the rumor of this new model might feels a little more credible than last year. There are some pictures that people claimed to be taken from the 2017 Subaru Tribeca spy shoot, and most of them looks similar to one another, which adding more suspicion that this rumor actually is going to come true very soon.
Of course we will also added those pictures for you to use as reference and decide whether or not to believe about this new rumor, but if there is one thing that you should remember, those pictures of the so called new 2017 Subaru Tribeca actually looks pretty different to the last model of the Tribeca. The Tribeca brand line has been stopped since years ago, the last version available in the market was the Subaru Tribeca model years 2014, the reason for the discontinuation is very simple, it does not sales very well. Being one of the most popular vehicle types out there, the competition on the crossover sport utility vehicles market is very fierce.
We will give you all the known information about this new model on this 2017 Subaru Tribeca review, note that not everything here should represent what the end product is going to look like. Remember that this vehicle currently does not exist yet, at least not until Subaru gives a clear clarification about the situation, so all the information here are gathered and compiled based on the sneaked information and theories. But if you need something to feel excited about this new sport utility vehicle, note that this new model will be a huge upgrade to the 2014, not only in terms of features; in which the previous model are using outdated technologies, but also in terms of performance as well.
2017 Subaru Tribeca Exterior
It is claimed that this car will be first released in the Asian region, and most of the information we had for this car also coming from that continents, the biggest example are the pictures that we get depicting the new 2017 Subaru Tribeca exterior design. It looks like Subaru really is determined to make the Tribeca one successful sport utility vehicle in the global automobile market; this new model undergoes a significant amount of changes. If this exterior design is in fact the real deal, and then you can say that this new Subaru Tribeca to have revolutionary design, because it is not wrong to say the older designs was plain and boring.
This new model takes examples from the new Subaru Outback and Subaru Legacy, although the main body still resembles the older model, it looks a lot more stylish and sporty due to the new changes made. One of such changes made is the material used for the body; it is now going to utilize aluminum for the most part of the body, making the overall weight of this model a lot lighter than the predecessor. It got a big grille, with the company logo put on the middle of the grille, and below it the fender is designed so that it is able to give more aerodynamics to the car.
The headlights are changed both in design and the type used, it looks way better than the predecessor and it functions also on par of the current modern sport utility vehicle products on the market; of course, it is using the newest LED light technology as well. The fog lamps are also changed in design, its round shape gives it a very unique look that you can only find on this SUV only. It also will be equipped with a lighter type of wheel, and the wheel in question is the 17 inch aluminum wheel, surely it is meant to add more to its performance boost.
2017 Subaru Tribeca Interior
After we saw the massive changes made to the exterior body in order to make the new Tribeca more stylish and perform better, the 2017 Subaru Tribeca interior design is also having a massive amount of changes happening. This new updated interior cabin will makes the vehicle to feels more like a luxury SUV, it is very contrast to what happen to the exterior, in fact, the interior of this new Tribeca is said to be the best among all other Subaru products for this year. It is mostly thanks to the new material used to cover the most part of the interior that you can feel super comfortable inside this vehicle, it feels very smooth and the cabin feels very futuristic as well.
They will add better display screen for this SUV, you can control most features using this new 7 inches HD display screen located right at the middle of the big dashboard. You will also find the buttons to control the other part of the features available on this SUV on that very same dashboard, they are arranged to look pretty, but there are probably some buttons that are not very easy to reach. The navigation system is also going to be very different because they are going to use a new one with better functions and added features; you can also find more USB drives and new infotainment system on this new model.
2017 Subaru Tribeca Performance
They really did a lot of changes to its exterior and interior, and some of the changes are made in order to increase its performance level, what about the 2017 Subaru Tribeca engine? Thankfully, they are going to update the engine line up for this new 2017 model of Tribeca. The standard engine available for this new model is the surprise here; unfortunately, this is the only engine that we know the data of, no information about how many engines are available, that said engine is the 3.6L I6 engine. No further information about the power of this engine, but we do get the rating for its fuel consumption, of which it will be pretty high with 40 mpg city and 51 mpg highway. This car is going to use the CVT transmission system as the standard.
2017 Subaru Tribeca Conclusion
They really do are going all out with this new Tribeca, and we really hope they are going to announce something very soon, especially about the 2017 Subaru Tribeca release date and price. Seeing the current trend on the automobile industry, it is very possible that this new model will be available this year, but for the United States market, they will have to wait until the end of the year before this new SUV is going to be available. As for the price, seeing that there are a lot of changes made, it is pretty sure that the 2017 Subaru Tribeca will be priced with more expensive price point compared to its predecessor, so we predict that it will be available for about $45,000 or so.