Subaru Forester is all-wheel drive SUV of K1 class. The world debut of the 4th generation model was in 2012 during the motor show held in Los Angeles.
Without the exaggeration we may say that the next generation of Subaru Forester has got less serious but, at the same time, new modern look. It is particularly evident when looking at the crossover’s front. Comparing with its predecessor, Subaru Forester of the 4th generation is distinguished by the new headlights, bumpers, grille and door mirrors, decorated rims.
As for the interior of Subaru Forester, it is made in the classic style of the Japanese brand, but with the usage of large amount of soft plastic, solid fabric and leather. The space of the cabin increased, too. The standard Japanese original version is 4595 mm long, 1795 mm wide and 1695 mm high.
Subaru traditionally divides its car lines according to three main target groups - Japanese, European and American. The difference between them is mainly in the level of equipment, and different sets of power units. So the U.S. model is equipped with a 2,5-l. 170-hp engine or a 2-l. 250 hp turbo one. In Japan, the crossover is equipped with a 2-l.148 hp patrol engine or a 2-l. 280 hp turbo unit with the direct injection. As for Europe, in addition to the 150 hp patrol unit and 240-horsepower turbo one, it is also offered a 2-l. 147 hp diesel engine. The choice of transmission is among a 6-speed manual one and CVT.
New Subaru Forester is equipped with X-Mode for AWD control, which helps when you drive on slippery or rough roads. The X-Mode at the same time controls the engine, the transmission and VDC, adapting to different driving conditions. The system includes Hill Descent Control, which allows the crossover to maintain steady speed during the descent from the hill.
The new Forester has also received a Si-Drive system.