2008 Subaru B9 Tribeca Revealed

Subaru has revealed a redesigned B9 Tribeca at the 2007 New York Auto Show.

According to Katsuhiro Yokoyama, President, Chairman and CEO of Subaru Canada, Inc. “new 2008 Tribeca is the result of feedback we received from customers”.  In other words, the controversial front grill has been redesigned as part of a complete restyling and has been replaced with a more contemporary and mainstream horizontal slat grille.

Other improvements include a larger 3.6L horizontally opposed boxer 6 cylinder engine, with variable valve timing on intake and exhaust, thus boosting low end torque to an available 247 lb-ft, up from the previous 3.0L engines 215 lb-ft. Horsepower is up an extra 11 HP to 256 HP.

Interior improvement are said to include tilt and slide 2nd row seats and a grab handle for ease of entry and exit for the 3rd row passengers. The rear suspension has been tweaked to smooth out the ride for rear passengers also.

The 2008 Tribeca will now be offered in 3 trims levels in Canada:  the 5-passenger Tribeca, the Tribeca Limited Package with leather interior, and the 7-passenger Tribeca Premier Package with leather, third-row seating, navigation system and rear-seat DVD entertainment.  In addition all 2008 Tribeca vehicles sold in Canada will be equipped with High Intensity Discharge (HID) headlights. Subaru Canada, Inc. will announce pricing for the 2008 Tribeca closer to the on sale date this summer.