The new Subaru Forester will not arrive here in Australia until some time in 2017. However, the Subaru Forester for sale in Japan now is believed by many industry insiders to be very close to the version that will be released here. This new model has been extensively refreshed and new equipment has been added. Although the final Australian specification has not yet been released, we can make some educated guesses on what we can expect.
A New Engine?
Many industry insiders believe that the new Subaru Forester for sale in Australia will have the torque vectoring system that we have already seen in the Levorg. The output on the Japanese model has increased by 43 kW to 220kW of power and by 30 Nm to 380 Nm of torque over the current version. It is unconfirmed, but there are rumours that the CVT will be reprogrammed to take advantage of the improved output and add some WRX magic. This combination should be very potent as the Boxer engine and Symmetrical AWD system will provide the legendary Subaru grip. This will work well both on and off road to provide control, grip and balance for a more connected driving experience.
The big news here is that we may see the latest version of EyeSight which is capable of some clever tricks. In addition to the current features, Eyesight 3 has adaptive cruise control, blind spot adaption, parking sensors that can brake automatically and automatic high beam headlight correction. Another clever innovation is the new LED headlights which actually bend in response to the steering input to maximise illumination when cornering. The infotainment system is fully integrated now for a better user experience.
A Fresher Style
In addition to the colours already available, Subaru has added two new colours to their palette, Dark Blue (from the Liberty) and Bronze. Hopefully, these will make it to Australia as they are gorgeous, but there has been no word on that yet. Inside, the cabin has been freshened up with some of the materials, switches and dials from the Outback. These touches give the cabin a premium feel, but it may have been nice to see the new Forester establish a new style all of its own.
Pricing and Availability
The new Subaru Forester is available for pre-order now for only $33,729 driveway. As an extra incentive for ordering now, Peel Subaru are running a promotion that will give you $500 worth of accessories to customise your new Forester. Why not visit us and book a test drive or download a brochure from our website.
If you are looking for a Subaru Forester for sale, contact us at Peel Subaru. We have an excellent selection of new and used cars for sale. We will be happy to arrange a test drive for you at your earliest convenience. Get in touch with our sales team today and they will be happy to answer any further questions that you have.