Subaru’s Exiga Crossover 7, first revealed as a thinly-veiled concept at the 2013 Tokyo Motor Show, has made its market debut in Japan this week.
Debuting with styling largely identical to its ‘concept’ forebear, the Exiga Crossover 7 enters as a big new seven-seat companion to the new Outback.
Importantly for Subaru, the Crossover 7’s launch returns the brand to the seven-seat SUV market it vacated when the troubled Tribeca was retired in 2013.
A new Tribeca is known to be in the works, but with the company reportedly undecided on its styling, it appears clear that an all-new model is still sometime away.
Until then, Subaru will look to the Crossover 7, a jacked-up version of its existing Exiga wagon, to fill that space.
In Australia, the Exiga was badged as the Liberty Exiga. Slow sales saw the model leave the local market in August last year with a total of 1326 units finding a home.
Speaking with TMR today, Subaru Australia's Katrina Jones confirmed this new Crossover variant is intended for Japan only and will not be coming to Australia.