A replacement for the slow-selling Subaru Tribeca has been confirmed by Yasuyuki Yoshinaga, president of Subaru-brand parent Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd.

A replacement for the slow-selling Subaru Tribeca has been confirmed by Yasuyuki Yoshinaga, president of Subaru-brand parent Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd.

About a month ago we found out Subaru plans on killing the unsuccessful Tribeca in January when they will end production at the Lafayette factory, with the final deliveries scheduled for February. Now, Yasuyuki Yoshinaga who is the president of Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd - the company that owns Subaru – says a "multipassenger, seven-seat vehicle" will be introduced in the United States since the company has received "very strong requests" for such a model.

The bad news is the car won't be out when the Tribeca will be axed and as a matter of fact, Subaru isn't planning all-new vehicles for the United States market in 2014 and 2015. They do however have a few updates in the pipeline for the existing models, according to Yoshinaga.

Chances are the Tribeca replacement will be based on the Exiga, a JDM-exclusive estate-like model with lots of storage space and enough room to host seven people.

Note: 2010 Subaru Exiga (JDM) pictured

Subaru Tribeca replacement confirmed, due several years from now