Subaru To End Production Of Tribeca In January

TTAC Staff
by TTAC Staff
subaru to end production of tribeca in january

The Subaru Tribeca and TTAC have a long history together so it is with some sadness that we have to announce that Subaru has formally decided to end production of the mid-sized crossover next January. The last deliveries of the Lafayette, Indiana built Tribeca will be made to dealers in February 2014.

Company executives have indicated for a while that the replacement would be a larger three row, seven seat SUV but a company spokesperson wouldn’t release any more details. Subaru has sold only 78,000 Tribecas since it went on sale in the U.S. in 2005, with only 1,247 deliveries so far this year, down 19% from last year. Slow sales have been attributed to quirky styling and a lack of rear seat space.

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  • Bill 2029 Bill 2029 on Oct 25, 2013

    Toyota bought into subaru to produce the brz and its scion sibling. In exchange for the investment, we can assume Toyota must be making decisions re subaru product planning and engineering. if there is a follow-up to the tribeca, how much toyo content will it have? If it is badge engineered, without a flat engine and 4wd, the Subaru nameplate is dead. let's hope toyota is smart enough to let subaru retain its desirability = unique engineering. That's exactly what the toyota product lacks.

  • Chperry Chperry on Oct 26, 2013

    My wife will be sad to hear this. She loves her 2007 Tribeca, quirky styling and all. I never understood the back seat room comments. As long as you are not using the third row, and have the middle seats all the way back, there is tons of room. I like the wrap around dash. Even the quirky front end styling grows on you once you get over it not looking like every other CUV out there. Hopefully Subaru comes out with a replacement in the next couple of years when she is ready for a new car. 95k plus trouble free miles on our current Tribeca.

  • Corey Lewis Corey Lewis on Oct 28, 2013

    The first one was too ugly and Edsel-y, and the do-over looked like a very bland, anonymous Hyundai. They beat it with an ugly stick, then later beat it with a khaki stick. I think they should have dropped this about 2008.

  • RHD RHD on Nov 10, 2013

    What in the world is a "tribeca", anyway? It's just a nonsensical, made-up car name that brings absolutely nothing to mind, which is half of this car's problems. Oh, but it ends in "A", so it must be automotive-ish, but still meaningless, a la Catera, Elantra, Achieva, Vitara, Azera, Versa, Mokka, Kuga (??!!), Optima, Altima, Ciera, Solara, Celica, Leganza, Supra, Festiva, Spectra, Bravada, Integra, Sephia, Nubira, and there must at least a dozen more. At least Solara makes you think of the sun, Supra has a connotation of superiority, and Nubira brings to mind a virgin. (Great, a car for pedophiles!) At least B9 sounds benign, and K9 was left for the Koreans.

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    • RHD RHD on Nov 10, 2013

      @Durishin So it means "Triangle Below Canal Street". (where factories are now being turned into lofts... is that what they will do with the B9 Tribeca plant?) What a perfect name for a car! I wonder why no one ever thought of that before!!?? My point is that it is blah, useless, and means nothing to everyone but the loft-dwellers in a small neighborhood.