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Mazda6, Subaru Tribeca headed for the exit ramp?
by Chris Shunk
May 10th 2011
Autoblog.com

The Subaru Tribeca and Mazda6 haven't exactly set the U.S. auto market ablaze, and a report in AutoWeek (citing Japan's Nikkan Kogyo) claims that both models could meet an untimely demise.

The Tribeca has been unpopular seemingly since the day it was introduced as the B9 Tribeca, and recent sales figures show that the Subaru crossover has only found 910 new homes so far in 2011. Subaru attempted to increase interest in the CUV by giving it a new face, but buyers have been mostly unimpressed. And since other Subaru models are selling like hotcakes, the Tribeca is doing little more than taking up space at the automaker's Indiana assembly plant. The automaker has reportedly already stopped research and development on the next generation Tribeca, which definitely isn't a good sign.

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Wonder what this means for Flat Rock?
Loosing the Mazda6 at Flat Rock will free up the assembly line for RWD Lincolns, and added production for the Mustang as it aspires to be sold globally.
 

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imho Mazda totally BLEW the Mz6 by SuperSizing it - completely abandoning their loyal customer/fan base
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made it even worse by not bringing in the RotW Mz6 5-door, which could have SAVED their reputation imho...
...of course that decision was made at the height of their DRUGGED-OUT phase when they decided to go Smilie-Faced

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reposting the more interesting half of this article in the Lincoln Coupe thread

...who cares about the Tribeca???
fantastic interior! and the worst face at intro ... at least before the latest gens of Acuras :BARF:
 

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I think they will go back to the global Mazda 6 on the next redesign and move out of flat rock

I hope that means they will start building a Lincoln at Flat Rock along side the Mustang... hint hing, nudge nudge, tickle tickle
 

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The current 6 seems to soft and feminine for being a "sports" orientated sedan. Doubt they will kill the 6 name just the current oversized queen.
 
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