Subaru names new vehicle B9 Tribeca
Subaru has announced that its all-new seven-seat crossover utility vehicle will be named the B9 Tribeca.
The vehicle will be unveiled at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, ÚSA, on January 10, 2005, and will be introduced on the North American market during the year.
'B9' denotes Subaru's signature, horizontally-opposed Boxer engine and the number 9 comes from a part of Subaru's product line-up category codes.
Tribeca is a vibrant New York City neighbourhood with many distinctive boutiques, galleries, and restaurants, where young artists work and cutting-edge trends are created that attract worldwide attention. Its name is an abbreviation of Triangle Below Canal Street (a triangle-shaped area south of Canal Street and north of Wall Street in Manhattan).
Originally announced as the B9X, Fuji Heavy Industries, the maker of Subaru vehicles, selected the name B9 Tribeca after consulting with existing owners, potential customers and business partners.
'We feel that the name Subaru B9 Tribeca has a greater resonance in the North American marketplace and will more effectively position the car when it is launched early next (Northern) summer,' said Mr Kyoji Takenaka, President and CEO of FHI.
'Subaru can leverage the vested equity already associated with the progressive style, art, and culture that the name Tribeca represents.'Source - Subaru Press
CHERRY HILL, N.J., April 1, 2005 – Subaru of America, Inc. today announced the Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) for 2006 Subaru B9 Tribeca that will arrive in dealer showrooms beginning in late May.
'Subaru has again created a category of one with the all-new progressive SÚV, the 2006 Subaru B9 Tribeca,' said Fred Adcock, executive vice president, Subaru of America, Inc. 'There is no other midsize SÚV in the industry that can deliver this kind of value with a premium level of driving performance, safety and standard features such as Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive, sophisticated stability control, and side curtain air bags.'
The all-new Subaru B9 Tribeca features an all-new design theme, delivering added style to the capability, safety and durability Subaru is so well-known for. The Subaru B9 Tribeca is a progressively designed SÚV that combines the fun-to-drive handling, maneuverability and fuel efficiency found in Subaru sport wagons with the roominess and capability of an SÚV. The Subaru B9 Tribeca is available in both seven passenger and five passenger models.
As standard equipment, the 2006 Subaru B9 Tribeca features the light and compact 3.0-liter DOHC horizontally opposed (boxer) six-cylinder engine with intake variable valve lift timing (VVL) that delivers 250 hp and 219 lb-ft. of torque. The engine is mounted to a standard five-speed automatic transmission equipped with SPORTSHIFT®, coupled with Variable Torque Distribution (VTD) and Vehicle Dynamics Control (VDC).
This vehicle also comes standard with seven-spoke, 18 x 8-inch aluminum alloy wheels, and power-assisted four-wheel disc brakes with ventilated front and rear discs. Standard safety features include dual front, side seat and curtain airbags, and four-channel / four-sensor Anti-lock Brake System (ABS) with Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD). For added comfort and convenience, the Subaru B9 Tribeca comes standard with dual-zone automatic climate control, tilt/slide tinted-glass moon roof with sliding shade, electroluminescent gauges, 100W single CD AM/FM stereo with six speakers and MP3 audio file compatibility, power driver (eight-way), and passenger (four-way) seat controls with lumbar support adjustment, leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, 40/20/40 folding rear seat backrest, deep-tinted privacy glass on rear side and lift-gate, and HomeLink®.
The base Subaru B9 Tribeca five-passenger model will feature all of the above standard equipment at an MSRP of $30,695. Also available, is the Subaru B9 Tribeca Limited model, which adds leather seat surfaces for front and second rows, 160-Watt AM/FM stereo with six-disc in-dash CD changer, MP3 audio file compatibility, eight upgraded speakers and rear sub-woofer (nine speakers total). Also included in the Limited models are three-mode heated front seats for an MSRP of $32,295.Seven-Passenger Models
The Subaru B9 Tribeca seven-passenger comes standard with all five-passenger base model equipment plus: 50/50 split fold-down, third-row seat with integral headrests and carpeted back surface, auxiliary rear cabin air conditioner with rotary fan speed control in second row, and three-mode heated front seats. The base Subaru B9 Tribeca seven-passenger model will have an MSRP of $32,395.
Also available is a Subaru B9 Tribeca Limited seven-passenger model that adds leather seat surfaces for front and second rows, 160-Watt AM/FM stereo with six-disc in-dash CD changer, MP3 audio file compatibility, eight upgraded speakers and rear sub-woofer (nine speakers total). The Subaru B9 Tribeca Limited seven-passenger model also includes three-mode heated front seats for an MSRP of $33,895.
In addition, a factory installed rear seat DVD entertainment system with nine-inch, wide-screen LCD, two sets of wireless headphones, remote control and auxiliary input for video games will be available on both the seven-passenger base and the Limited seven-passenger models for an MSRP increase of $1800. Also a touch-screen GPS navigation system will be available on the Limited seven-passenger model for an MSRP increase of $2000.
All Subaru B9 Tribeca models are available with either a Slate Gray or a Desert Beige interior. The exterior color selection for the Subaru B9 Tribeca will include: Atlantic Blue Pearl, Champagne Gold Pearl, Mahogany Red Pearl, Obsidian Black Pearl, Satin White Pearl, Seacrest Green Metallic, and Titanium Silver Metallic.
Prices listed do not include destination and delivery charges, licenses and state or local taxes. Destination and delivery charges for the Subaru B9 Tribeca are $625 for all 2006 model year vehicles (Alaska deliveries are $725). Independent distributor's destination and delivery rates may vary; prices are subject to change without notice.Source - Subaru