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2013 Subaru Tribeca: Stylish, Powerful, Versatile

September 28, 2012

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

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.

SOURCE Subaru Canada Inc.

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