Subaru has introduced in Japan the new 2013 Subaru Forester, fourth generation of the SUV first launched in 1997. The car is fitted with the unique Subaru symmetrical all-wheel drive and presents new solutions and technologies to make driving a more comfortable and enjoyable experience. To present the new Subaru Forester the manufacturer has opened an online site which features videos, information and pictures.
The next-gen Forester is bigger than before: it measures 4595mm in length, 35mm more, 1795mm in height, 15mm more, and 1695mm in width, which is 20mm more than the previous model. The wheelbase is also 25mm longer, measuring 2640mm. The internal space has grown accordingly, offering increased leg-room for the rear passengers.
The SUV is available with two 2.0-litre DOHC four-cylinder petrol engines, one of which is turbo.
The first is available on Subaru 2.0i, 2.0iL and 2.0iL eyesight. The first two are offered with the 6-speed manual transmission in addition to the Lineartronic. The turbo engine with 280 hp and 350 Nm of torque is offered for 2.0XT and 2.0XT Eyesight models, both with Lineartronic transmission. Fuel consumption is rated at 7.58 litres per 100 km for the 2.0 XT and 6.94 litres per 100 km for the 2.0i.
Aesthetically the new Forester 2.0XT model is characterised by a newly designed front fascia and new alloy wheels to enhance its sports stance. Inside the spaciousness is emphasized by the style of the instrument cluster, also a new infotainment system has been fitted and the choice of new materials has improved the overall quality of the cabin.