Subaru has confirmed a new three-row crossover model, effectively replacing the axed Tribeca, would be produced at its SIA plant in Lafayette, Indiana.

The completely new model is expected to be built from 2018 and will be a larger vehicle than the Tribeca, with full third-row capability. The new vehicle has not yet been named, but will likely carry a name synonymous with outdoor adventure, consistent with the company's other successful crossovers; Outback, Forester and Crosstrek.

When production begins, Subaru will have four models built in the US: Legacy, Outback, a new Impreza compact sedan and five-door model beginning production in late 2016, and this new crossover. Subaru production in Indiana is projected to be approximately 228,000 units in 2015 and annual capacity is scheduled to grow to 394,000 with the introduction of the Impreza.

Subaru is currently enjoying its seventh consecutive year of sales records and expects to close 2015 with over 550,000 sales, with sales tripling since 2007.

Tom Easterday executive vice president, secretary, and chief legal officer of Subaru of Indiana Automotive said: "We are delighted to be bringing even more manufacturing to the US. The new model will also result in increased investment at SIA and at several of our suppliers across the country."