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Subaru revamps its Tribeca SUV after only one year on the market

6 Dec 2007

THE Tribeca is Subaru’s attempt to snare a slice of the US seven-seat SUV wagon market, so it is no surprise that, when this important model failed to reach sales targets, the Japanese company quickly went back to the drawing board to fix it. Just a year later, this new model addresses criticisms of the original Tribeca’s looks and lack of engine response. A bigger new engine, heavily revised transmission and new panels front and rear are the key changes and, while they smooth over the previous rough edges, is that enough to make the Tribeca a standout?

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Model release date: 1 December 2007 to 1 January 2014

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Subaru Tribeca

Released: November 2006
Ended: November 2007
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THE Tribeca was first launched in November 2006 as the premium Subaru SUV wagon. Built at Subaru’s US plant, it was the Japanese company’s first attempt at a large, seven-seater SUV. The engine, a close cousin of the 3.0-litre H6 horizontally opposed six-cylinder engine used in the Outback, developed 180kW of power at 6600rpm 297Nm of torque at 4200rpm. Prices started at $53,990 for the 3.0R and 58,990 for the 3.0R Premium.

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