New spy photos give the clearest look yet at Subaru's new three-row crossover, the replacement for the discontinued and unloved Tribeca.
Likely to be named Ascent, the new crossover will debut as a concept at the New York auto show next month.
The original B9 Tribeca debuted with a polarizing aperture in the center of its grille.
The new crossover looks conventional. The shape of the grille and flush-mounted headlights are consistent with the design language on the next-generation XV subcompact crossover shown recently in Geneva and that will be sold here as the Crosstrek.
At the Geneva show, Subaru CEO Yasuyuki Yoshinaga said he does not expect the new crossover to siphon a large percentage of sales from established vehicles such as the Ford Explorer and Chevrolet Traverse. Yoshinaga said existing Subaru customers looking for a larger crossover will be the natural customer for the new vehicle.
There's no word yet on powertrains but some version of Subaru's largest engine, a 3.6-liter boxer six-cylinder, will likely be offered.