Crossovers are all the rage but the Subaru Tribeca never really found a following. Despite being a dud, Subaru is developing a seven-seat replacement.

Crossovers are all the rage but the Subaru Tribeca never really found a following. Despite being a dud, Subaru is developing a seven-seat replacement.

Speaking to Automotive News, Fuji Heavy Industries President Yasuyuki Yoshinaga said "I've received very strong requests from U.S. dealers for a multi-passenger seven-seat vehicle and we are planning to introduce it to the U.S. market."

Yoshinaga declined to say when the model will be introduced but told the publication it will be "completely different" and won't come out immediately after the Tribeca is axed.

Automotive News says the model could be based on the JDM-spec Exiga but the company recently announced plans to introduce the Crossover 7 concept at the Tokyo Motor Show. As the name implies, the concept is a seven seat crossover that has a "sophisticated urban look" and "rough-road driving capability."

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