March 12, 2007, 7am. Subaru has used the New York Motor Show to introduce two revised models important to the New Zealand market.
The Tribeca (photo) appears with styling changes – most importantly a new grille – and bigger engine. The Impreza gets a thorough makeover.
The US-spec Tribeca has Subaru’s largest-ever engine, a 3.6-litre boxer six producing 190kW of power and 334Nm of torque.
The Impreza heralds a change of emphasis for Subaru’s iconic small car. The five-door hatch moves upmarket with a “more stylish” design to better appeal to woman buyers.
However, the WRX and the STI continue in the range. It’ll be launched here as a hatch in September. The revised Tribeca won’t arrive until early next year.