Subaru to replace Tribeca with new three-row CUV?

Subaru could be planning a Tribeca replacement.

Subaru is considering launching a new three-row crossover utility vehicle, the company's director of product management has revealed.

Subaru's Ken Lin confirmed to WardsAuto that the company mulling a new utility vehicle that would be able to seat up to seven passengers. The new vehicle would presumably replace the Tribeca, which is currently Subaru's lone three-row vehicle.

"Tribeca maybe isn't the most competitive in its segment,” Lin said. "Maybe it's a little bit too small and the fuel economy a little bit lacking, but it still offers three rows, so for young families it's still useful.”

Last year Tribeca sales fell 25.6 percent to just 2,075 units. In January, Subaru delivered 159 units of the crossover.

Although there is clearly room within the Subaru lineup for a more competitive three-row utility vehicle, the Japanese doesn't have any plans to end production of the Tribeca as of yet. However, it sounds as if a new CUV will replace the Tribeca within the next few years.

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