Subaru tried to get into the crossover game in 2006 with the B9 Tribeca, but odd styling, poor fuel economy for a crossover, and an ill-fated partnership with Saab via GM to build a 9-6x version for them doomed the Tribeca to obscurity. By 2013, Subaru was selling just 120 Tribecas per month on average, and in 2014 Subaru finally pulled the plug.
Now, Subaru is announcing it is getting back into the larger crossover game with a new 3-row crossover, larger than the Tribeca, due out in 2018. The as yet unnamed vehicle will be built at Subaru's plant in Lafayette, Indiana.
As for what it may look like, we can get some hints on the styling direction Subaru might take via the Subaru Viziv Concept shown at the Tokyo Auto Show last month. While the Viziv is smaller than the coming production Crossover, expect some of the styling elements to carry forward.
Source and Photo: Subaru Media