(autoinsidernews) - Subaru's slow-selling B9 Tribeca is getting a refresh for the 2008 model year. With sales of the B9 Tribeca running about half of its originally projected rate, B-9 Tribeca is going under the knife after only two years on the market.
The revised 2008 B9 Tribeca responds to criticisms, including the polarizing design that evoked a 50-50 reaction among consumers, said Kunio Ishigami, CEO of Subaru of America. The revisions to the 2008 model will primarily address the controversial styling and under-powered engine, with new front and rear styling and a more powerful engine running on regular gasoline, reports Trend.
The new front end will be less radical than the current version, so expect Subaru to abandon the propeller grille. Out back, changes will improve visibility, another common complaint. With buyers looking for more power, the 2008 B9 Tribeca gets a 3.6L, six-cylinder boxer. Subaru will also improve access to the second and third row of seats.
The price of the 2008 B9 Tribeca Subaru won't change, but Subaru may offer more standard equipment, making the crossover a better value.