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January 11, 2005

2006 Subaru B9 Tribeca SUV goes on sale this summer

Detroit, Michigan - Subaru revealed its all-new seven-passenger SUV, the 2006 Subaru B9 Tribeca.

"The all-new 2006 Subaru B9 Tribeca is a step in a new direction for Subaru and brings versatility and agility to the traditional SUV market," said Kunio Ishigami, Chairman, president and CEO of Subaru of America, Inc. "The Subaru B9 Tribeca is the new flagship for the Subaru line-up and combines a bold new design with the trademark Subaru Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive system, and is our first seven passenger vehicle."

2006 Subaru B9 Tribeca

2006 Subaru B9 Tribeca
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The Subaru B9 Tribeca takes the Subaru brand into a new market segment and is positioned above the current Subaru Legacy and Outback line of vehicles. The all-new SUV is equipped with a 250 horsepower "Boxer" six-cylinder engine.

"The Subaru B9 Tribeca will shake up the staid SUV segment while delivering our tried and tested Symmetrical All-Wheel drive system with a dose of high style," said Fred Adcock, Executive Vice President, Subaru of America, Inc. "With its unique exterior design, bold high-tech interior and flexible seven passenger seating capability, the Subaru B9 Tribeca is more than just a new style of Subaru. It is a progressively designed SUV that combines the fun-to-drive handling, manoeuvrability and fuel efficiency found in Subaru sport wagons with the roominess and capability of an SUV."

The key focal point of the Tribeca is the bold new grille design. Viewed from the front, a central air intake dominates the face. The air intake is flanked by two "wings" that relate to the history of Subaru as an aircraft manufacturer. Inside, a sophisticated twin cockpit design echoes the front grille treatment, with a flowing, sculpted dash and centre console design.

Second row rear seats feature a sixty/forty split bench and a forty/twenty/forty split rear seat back with fold-flat capability. The second row seats slide eight inches fore and aft for improved rear passenger and third row comfort. Second row seats also recline independently in a sixty/forty split. The third row seats provide accommodations for two passengers and fold flat in a fifty/fifty split for a more flexible cargo space.

The Tribeca is capable of towing trailers of up to 3500 pounds with the available accessory towing package.

The 2006 Subaru B9 Tribeca will go on sale early summer of 2005, and will be built at the Subaru of Indiana Automotive plant in Lafayette, Indiana. More info is available at http://www.b9tribeca.com.

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