According to a source that spoke with Motor Trend, Subaru’s Tribeca crossover is set to be cancelled by the end of 2012.
According to a source that spoke with Motor Trend, Subaru’s Tribeca crossover is set to be cancelled by the end of 2012. The Tribeca was originally named the B9 Tribeca when it was first released in 2005. Seven years later the crossover has gone through a name change, received a facelift and a more powerful six-cylinder engine, but sales are largely non-existent. Subaru only managed to sell 2,791 units last year, which is down from the 10,975 units sold in 2008.
Even though the Tribeca is largely ignored, a Subaru spokesman stated, “No, Tribeca is not dead, and will be on sale for the 2013 model year.” The spokesman would not confirm with Motor Trend if the Tribeca would live past 2013.
Motor Trend’s source claims that high gas prices are making it harder for Subaru to justify producing the Tribeca, which only gets 21 mpg on the highway. “This average-looking gas-guzzler is no longer economically viable.”
Either way it looks like the Tribeca’s days are numbered.