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Subaru expects new larger 3-Row crossover to keep sales rolling

A new larger 3-Row crossover to replace the aging Tribeca is coming. How long will Subaru fans have to wait?


An all-new larger 3-Row Subaru crossover is coming, but fans will have to wait until 2018 for it to be built. Subaru is building a new larger 3-Row crossover at their newly remodeled U.S. plant in Indiana to replace the aging Tribeca, but it’s not coming until 2018. What new vehicle from Subaru has to come first?

Subaru of America announced they will begin building the new crossover in 2018 following the expansion of the U.S. plant next year. They need to get the new 2017 Impreza produced first and then the Subaru 3-Row crossover will be the fourth vehicle produced here in the U.S.

Subaru has high expectations that the new 7-seat crossover will be widely accepted like the Outback, Forester and Crosstrek. This will be the first new vehicle from Subaru since they launched the Crosstrek crossover in 2012. The Japanese automaker learned their lesson with the smaller Tribeca and won’t likely make that mistake again. The new seven-passenger SUV will be larger and designed for families with active lifestyles. It could resemble the new VIZIV Concept that Subaru unveiled at the Tokyo Motor Show.

The Subaru VIZIV Future Concept had a bold design theme and fits the brands active lifestyle lineup with Outback, Crosstrek and Forester models. This new concept looks like a true family SUV and with modifications could be designed to carry seven passengers. Subaru says this all-wheel-drive concept vehicle’s features will motivate buyers to “get out and get active.” That’s what is driving the brands other models to record numbers in the U.S. now.

Subaru knows what sells well in the U.S. market and the new 3-Row crossover will fit the lifestyle of active Americans. The new 7-passenger crossover won’t be sold in any other global markets and will be designed with U.S. consumers in mind. Subaru fans will have to wait until 2018 for it to roll off the assembly line in Lafayette, Indiana.

Media source: Subaru