While Subaru still decides on a vehicle to replace its Tribeca, over in Japan it has an interesting option called the “Exiga Crossover 7”. The vehicle is essentially a large wagon equipped with seven seats in a highly-flexible arrangement. For anyone that loathes SUVs but has a big family to cart around, the Exiga Crossover 7 is an impressive option—except, for some inane reason Subaru chooses to offer it exclusively in Japan.
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This is actually the second generation of the Exiga—the first was launched in 2008—and like most Subarus it’s packing a boxer engine and symmetrical all-wheel-drive system. The engine is Subaru’s 2.5-liter four-cylinder boxer, which in its latest application is tuned to deliver 170 horsepower and 173 pound-feet of torque. The only transmission is a CVT.
Compared to the previous Exiga, the new Exiga Crossover 7 features an extra 20 millimeters of ground clearance, hence the addition of "Crossover" in its title. The vehicle also gets 17-inch wheels and chunky wheel arches similar to those fitted to the Outback.
Inside, the vehicle adopts a number of premium amenities such as leather trim, piano black dash accents, drilled alloy pedals and a large, central display screen. The front seats also get fully-electric adjustment, which allows you to lie them flat so you could spend the night in the car if out camping, for example.
The 2015 Subaru Exiga Crossover 7 is on sale now in Japan, priced from 2,550,000 yen (approximately $21,433) before taxes.