2013 Subaru Tribeca: Stylish, Powerful, Versatile

MISSISSAUGA, ON, Sept. 28, 2012 /CNW/ - Subaru Canada, Inc. (SCI) is pleased 
to announce the release of the 2013 Subaru Tribeca. The 2013 Tribeca is the 
SUV of choice for drivers who need 7-passenger seating capacity, want the 
confident all-weather multi-terrain handling of Subaru's outstanding 
symmetrical full-time All-Wheel Drive, and demand the exceptional range of 
standard equipment that makes every trip a pleasure. 
Every Tribeca includes an outstanding range of features to make the total 
driving experience both fun and safe. These include a power tilt-and-slide 
glass sunroof, automatic dual-zone climate control with air filtration, a 
leather-wrapped steering wheel with integrated audio controls, 
power-adjustable heated front seats with lumbar support, roof rails, driver 
and front passenger front and side-impact airbags, side curtain airbags with 
rollover sensor, power-adjustable heated body-colour door mirrors with 
integrated LED turn signals, multi-reflector halogen fog lights and more. In 
addition to offering a haven for seven passengers inside, Tribeca also offers 
a 1,591-kilogram towing capacity (with trailer brakes) for added versatility. 
Tribeca is also available with optional Limited and Premier Packages. These 
are further equipped with a standard voice-activated blueconnect Bluetooth 
hands-free system that eliminates the need for a handheld cell phone, headset, 
earpiece, or in-vehicle mounted handset adapter while making or receiving 
phone calls as blueconnect automatically recognizes a paired Bluetooth phone 
when the vehicle is started. In this system, voice-activated Bluetooth 
technology displays incoming calls on the front monitor display. Calls can be 
accessed through the blueconnect interface located in the overhead console. 
The Limited and Premier packages also feature 18-inch aluminum alloy wheels 
(7-spoke design), body-colour rocker panels, wheels arches and lower bumpers, 
raised-profile silver roof rails, High Intensity Discharge (HID) headlights, 
10-speaker Harman Kardon system including subwoofer, leather seating surfaces 
with 2-position memory function on the driver's seat. The Premier Package also 
adds a DVD-based GPS navigation system. 
Controlled Performance
Tribeca's 3.6-litre 24-valve DOHC SUBARU BOXER engine produces 247 lb-ft of 
torque at 4,400 rpm and 256 horsepower at 6,000 rpm. The engine delivers 
excellent emission levels, good fuel efficiency in real world driving 
situations, and outstanding torque at low- to mid-range engine speeds. Owners 
will also be pleased to know that, unlike many competitors, Tribeca requires 
only regular-grade fuel. 
The 3.6-litre engine features the Dual Active Valve Control System (Dual 
AVCS), variable valve timing on both the intake and exhaust valves and is 
connected to a 5-speed direct control automatic transmission with Manual Mode 
and throttle blipping control. The result is quick gearshifts with minimal lag 
time and smooth, linear acceleration. 
The shift control system uses the car speed and accelerator opening to 
determine available driving power while simultaneously calculating the optimum 
gear position for the road gradient. The total effect is fewer unnecessary 
gearshifts when climbing or descending grades and improved fuel economy. To 
further enhance smooth performance, Subaru's throttle blipping control matches 
the transmission to engine speed for a smoother, more controlled shift when 
selecting a lower gear. 
Tribeca is equipped with the Variable Torque Distribution (VTD) Subaru 
symmetrical full-time All-Wheel Drive system. Enhancing the AWD are standard 
Vehicle Dynamics Control electronic stability control and four-wheel traction 
control system (TCS). 
Subaru's Safety Leadership
The extensive roster of dynamic safety technology in the 2013 Tribeca includes 
standard 4-wheel disc brakes with Subaru's four-wheel, four-channel, 
four-sensor Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), Vehicle Dynamics Control (VDC) 
electronic stability system, as well as symmetrical full-time All-Wheel Drive 
and Brake Assist. In emergency braking, drivers usually apply less pedal force 
than needed even if they react quickly. Brake Assist detects how quickly the 
driver has pressed the pedal, and if pedal velocity exceeds a certain level, 
Brake Assist immediately applies system hydraulic pressure up to the ABS limit 
to help increase braking effectiveness. The 2013 Tribeca also features a brake 
override feature that lowers engine output when both the brake and the 
throttle pedal are depressed simultaneously, ensuring a drama-free stop. 
Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD) is also standard. The EBD system 
automatically adjusts front/rear brake proportioning based on vehicle load and 
is more effective than conventional brake proportioning valves. 
In all Subaru models, the foundation for outstanding occupant protection is 
the advanced ring-shaped reinforcement frame unibody structure, with a 
front-end configuration that disperses collision energy in three directions. 
This design forms a series of rings around the passenger compartment, 
providing protection in a variety of collision types. High-tension steel 
side-impact door beams and impact-absorbing foam materials enhance side-impact 
safety performance. 
Standard passive safety technology includes the Subaru advanced frontal air 
bag system (SRS), driver and front passenger seat-mounted side-impact air 
bags, and standard side curtain air bags with rollover sensor. 
Whiplash-reducing front seats help reduce potential whiplash injury in a rear 
collision, while a collapsible brake pedal and impact-absorbing driver's 
footrest help reduce lower leg injury in a frontal collision. 
About Subaru Canada, Inc. 
Subaru Canada, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd. 
of Japan. Headquartered in Mississauga, Ontario, the company markets and 
distributes Subaru vehicles, parts and accessories through a network of over 
85 authorized dealers across Canada. For additional information, please visit 
www.pr.subaru.ca or www.subaru.ca. 
Joe Felstein or Julie Lychak (905) 568-4959 
Amyot Bachand Media Relations, Quebec Region (514) 691-9276 
Image with caption: "2013 Subaru Tribeca (CNW Group/Subaru Canada Inc.)". 
Image available at:  
Image with caption: "2013 Subaru Tribeca (CNW Group/Subaru Canada Inc.)". 
Image available at:  
Image with caption: "2013 Subaru Tribeca (CNW Group/Subaru Canada Inc.)". 
Image available at:  
SOURCE: Subaru Canada Inc. 
To view this news release in HTML formatting, please use the following URL: 
CO: CNW Enriched News Releases
ST: Ontario
-0- Sep/28/2012 20:37 GMT
Press spacebar to pause and continue. Press esc to stop.