Subaru's American director of product management has revealed some new details about the company's future lineup.

Subaru's American director of product management has revealed some new details about the company's future lineup.

Speaking to Wards Auto, Ken Lin said the company has no plans to end Tribeca construction despite the fact that it's several years old and "isn’t the most competitive in its segment." However, he went on to suggest the company is considering a new three-row crossover which would be larger than the slow-selling model.

Lin also hinted we can expect more premium variants as he explained “Luxury is certainly one of the opportunities with profit potential." He added, "We could do touring editions of products but would not be competing with BMW or Mercedes. There is no move to create another brand.”

The executive also confirmed the company will launch a hybrid later this year. He was coy on specifics, but revealed the model will use a nickel-metal-hydride battery instead of a lithium-ion battery. That's not much to go on, but Lin said "I think at least for our first attempt [at a hybrid], we’re keeping it pretty simple.”

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