Subaru has announced their upcoming three-row crossover will be built in Lafayette, Indiana.

Subaru has announced their upcoming three-row crossover will be built in Lafayette, Indiana.

Designed to replace the ill-fated Tribeca, the all-new model is scheduled to go into production in early 2018.  Subaru went on to say the crossover will be larger than the Tribeca and hinted it will likely carry a name synonymous with outdoor adventure.

While production is still a ways off, Subaru says the crossover will be their fourth model built in the United States.  It will join the Legacy, Outback and next-generation Impreza sedan / hatchback.

The plant is projected to build approximately 228,000 units this year and that figure is expected to climb to roughly 394,000 units after the Impreza goes into production in late 2016.  The crossover will eventually add to those numbers but the company declined to release sales projections.

Subaru hasn't had much to say about the model lately but Fuji Heavy Industries' senior vice president of global marketing, Nobuhiko Murakami, has previously said it will compete with the Honda Pilot, Nissan Pathfinder and Toyota Highlander. Subaru of America President Tom Doll has also hinted the model will be "exciting" and will have the "right power" and "engine performance."

Note: Subaru VIZIV Future concept pictured

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Subaru confirms three-row crossover, will be built in the U.S.