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Subaru Confirms Three-Row SUV for 2018

November 10, 2015

Photo of Subaru of Indiana Automotive (SIA) assembly plant courtesy of Subaru.
Photo of Subaru of Indiana Automotive (SIA) assembly plant courtesy of Subaru.

Subaru will build a three-row sport utility vehicle starting in 2018 at its Lafayette, Ind., vehicle assembly plant, the automaker has announced.

The new SUV, which has not been given a name, would replace the Tribeca, a mid-size SUV Subaru produced from the 2006 to 2014 model years before discontinuing.

The new SUV will arrive as a larger vehicle that the Tribeca and offer "full third-row capability," according to a Subaru release. The vehicle will bring to four the number of Subaru nameplates built in the U.S., along with the Legacy, Outback, and Impreza, including a new five-door model of that compact sedan beginning production in 2016.

Subaru expects to sell more than 550,000 vehicles in 2015, marking a tripling of sales since 2007.

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