Subaru’s premium Tribeca SUV is to give the red carpet treatment to the rich and famous thanks to a two-year deal with the De Vere Hotel group.
Renowned for their space, refinement and cosseting ride, 17 Tribecas will be used to shuttle hotel guests from airports and railway stations to and from De Vere hotel and leisure locations.
The all-wheel drive Subaru flagships will also provide transport during major golfing events such as the Ladies Scottish Open at Cameron House from April 28 until May 3 and the PGA Seniors at Slaley Hall, Northumberland from August 21 until 24.
Commenting on the deal, Subaru (UK) Limited National Fleet Manager, Alan Able, said: “This high-profile association is a perfect fit for us. A ride in a Tribeca provides an extension of the De Vere luxury treatment and places us on the shopping lists of potential customers.”
Priced from a highly competitive £29,097 on-the-road, the Tribeca features a 3.0 litre 245 PS six-cylinder horizontally-opposed engine, five-speed automatic gearbox and full-time symmetrical all-wheel drive and Subaru Vehicle Dynamics Control (SVDC).
The Subaru Tribeca is available in two 5-seat trim levels comprising 3.0 S5 and 3.0 SE5 and one 7-seat luxury-spec version, the 3.0SE7.
Standard equipment for all models includes dual-zone air-conditioning, eight-way powered front seats, front, side and curtain airbags, six-disc CD auto-changer with nine speakers and MP3 playback and a leather-covered steering wheel with remote audio controls.
Named after a fashionable part of New York, the US-built Tribeca scored an outstanding 5-stars for both front and side crash-protection by America’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) – the maximum achievable.
In addition, the Tribeca performed with distinction in the tough roll-over tests, earning four stars and achieving a low 16 per cent chance of rolling over and a ‘No-tip’ dynamic test result.
This compares with an average 30 per cent chance of overturning among all US-market SUVs and a range of between 12 and 19 per cent for passenger cars.Published 13 February 2008