The 2013 Subaru Forester goes on sale today in Japan and a new microsite will be up and running from today, to provide further updates.
The new Subaru Forester according to Subaru is fun to drive, and offers good ride comfort, thanks to the use of Subaru’s latest technologies together with the enhanced body rigidity.
The packaging of the Subaru Forester has made provision for better visibility all round for all occupants, more roominess, better ingress and egress as a result of enlarged door openings, better utility of the cargo space, and the powerlift tailgate which is opened and closed at the push of a button.
Two engine derivatives will be available for the Forester, at least in Japan, the 2.0L 109kW (196Nm) petrol engine and a 2.0L turbocharged petrol engine with a power and torque output of 206kW and 350Nm.
The models initially available will be the 2.0i, the 2.0i-L, the 2.0i-L Eyesight, and the 2.0i-S Eyesight, all powered by the 2.0L 109kW (196Nm) petrol engine. The models powered by the 2.0L turbocharged petrol engine will be the 2.0XT and the 2.0Xt Eyesight.
These engines will be mated to Subaru’s Lineartronic CVT transmission, with the exception of the 2.0i and 2.0i-L which will be mated to a six-speed manual transmission.
According to Subaru, by combining the new generation Boxer engine with Lineartronic, both high engine output and good fuel efficiency have been achieved.
The layout of Subaru Symmetrical AWD system with low center of gravity and superior weight balance has also played a huge role in ensuring compliant ride quality in various road conditions.
The new AWD control system “X-MODE” has been developed for the driving on uneven or slippery road condition. The system simulates various road conditions. By pushing “X-MODE” button, any driver can use the system easily and make the vehicle stable.
Some of the other features available on the Subaru Forester include the multifunction display monitor which shows details of the vehicle’ s driving conditions to support fuel-efficient and safe driving, the Hill start assist function, the SI-Drive system (Intelligent mode and Sports mode and S#/S Sharp).
Fore more info be sure to check out the microsite.