Subaru had a really bad time developing their mid-size SUVs, but maybe this 2018 Subaru Tribeca, can turn the tide.
The original model was produced from 2005 to 2014, and it got practically banned. Nobody liked its bland look. It could be the ugliest SUV ever made and it looked like the designers didn’t know what to do with all the shapes in the world. They chose the combination of straight lines and already seen shapes of headlights and fog lights. They came to that point that they had some serious difficulties in convincing their parent company to let them make another, better version, even though the need for medium size SUV constantly grows in the U.S.
The end of that suffering is near to its end, judging by the new prototype presented at the L.A. Auto Show. The name of the prototype is Subaru VIZIV 7 concept car. We were blown away. There are no words to explain the satisfaction you get when looking at the shape of this vehicle, the front fascia, headlights, fog lights and even the side skirts have their own unique shape and edginess. It is perfect if you like those militarized vehicles.
2018 Subaru Tribeca Release Date and Price
Since the release of the vehicle has been kept a secret all this time, the 2018 Subaru Tribeca release date and price are hard to come by. The release date is going to be somewhere in 2018. Expect the working prototype version to be released for Auto Shows somewhere during the next year, not the one we got as a concept. Concepts are usually some guidelines and engineers don’t need to follow all those guidelines, but it would be great. The 2018 Subaru Tribeca price is discussable. It will be in the ranks of Toyota Highlander, Ford Explorer, Dodge Durango and Chevy Traverse which all cost somewhere around $35,000 so you could expect the price range around that number. That would be the base price. But with all those details… It will be a bargain. Read more: 2018 Nissan Juke.
2018 Subaru Tribeca Exterior
There were some spy photos of the 2018 Subaru Tribeca exterior, and that was a couple of months ago. The L.A. Auto Show and the Viziv 7 concept changed a lot of things. It changed our understanding of Subaru’s way of thinking.
The all new 2018 Subaru Tribeca is a mid-size SUV with seven seats. It has some really sharp details and an aggressive front fascia, which is a total opposite to the Subaru Outback, which looks like a gentle giant. The Viziv 7 concept is bigger in any way possible when compared to the old Subaru Tribeca.
- Length – 204 inches
- Width – 79.9 inches
- Height – 72 inches
The executive vice president of the company even officially said:”The concept expresses our core brand values: Safety, dependability, capability for outdoor and a forward-looking attitude”. Then he expressed his certainty, that this will be it, and that they will use the extra third row as an ace under their sleeves. Customers like full-size SUVs and the 2018 Subaru Tribeca will be the biggest one they have ever had.
2018 Subaru Tribeca Interior
The 2018 Subaru Tribeca interior will be the sign of future, there is no doubt in that. The company is not going to give up, not now when they have the perfect concept to get back into the race. Their exterior is going to dictate the visual cues in the interior. Everything will be futuristic and it will rely heavily on some interesting gadgets, big touchscreen displays and maybe even high contrast trim details. Seats are going to be well developed, down to the tiniest detail. But don’t expect them to be made in some high-grade leather, and to feel like a CEO chair. Some seats, sport in nature with good lumbar support and heating and ventilation options.
The third row is going to be foldable and you will not have to do anything except to push the button. Connectivity options and the type of infotainment system have not been mentioned anywhere, but expect it to be compatible with Apple and Android products.
2018 Subaru Tribeca Engine
The modular platform of the 2017 Subaru Impreza is going to dictate the entire engine lineup. So you can expect to see a couple of horizontal four cylinder turbo engines and maybe a dual exhaust Subaru 3.6 liter six-cylinder Boxer engine.
The hybrid version is not out of the picture, so you can expect it to be even more powerful than the Boxer version. It would be a shame not to add a Hybrid engine to a car made to look this futuristic.
2018 Subaru Tribeca Summary
The getaway card for Subaru’s SUV disaster is the 2018 Subaru Tribeca. It will revitalize the complete production process and serve as a window in future Subaru’s plans.
The design of the car is revolutionary and it will take cues from the Viziv 7 concept displayed at the L.A. Auto Show. There were a couple of different rendering of the same SUV, but they will be successful whatever detail they choose to implement on the final product.