The invigorating design of the new Forester takes modern SUV thinking and underwrites it with a truly authentic All-Wheel Drive presence to deliver outstanding driving performance. Offering SUBARU BOXER engines with mountains of low-to-mid range torque, mated to Subaru’s trademark Symmetrical AWD, the natural sense of balance and low centre of gravity will always give you a stable and inspiring driving experience.
ALL NEW SUBARU FORESTER 2.5 XT TURBO AT – SPECIFICATION – PRICE – DETAILS
The Forester is brimming with useful entertainment gadgetry so that you and your passengers can fully enjoy the drive. Your favourite songs can be played through the high quality speakers via the connection of a range of portable audio devices. The entertainment possibilities are only limited by your imagination.
Audio system with SRS Circle Surround Automotive*1
Designed exclusively for cars incorporating SRS Circle Surround Automotive*1 technology, this system features 7 speakers (including 1 sub-woofer), a 6-CD changer and AM/FM radio and provides a natural, crisp, lively surround sound with enhanced bass and a genuine stereophonic feel whilst being compatible with both MP3 and WMA formats. In addition, it can be controlled via the handy steering wheel mounted audio satellite switches.
Auxiliary audio input jack
The centre console incorporates a stereo mini-pin jack socket that lets you listen to mobile music players like an iPod©*2 through the 7 quality speakers.
Blue interior illumination
The central ceiling lighting illuminates the console area in blue while the centre tray, retractable rear tray cup holders each include individual built-in blue lighting, creating a calm night time environment.
Forester features Subaru’s unique Symmetrical AWD with bilateral symmetry. This low centre of gravity structure offers natural balance between the front and rear, left and right which then creates excellent agility, stability and traction.
The rally-bred natural driving feel will always give you an overall sensation of being at one with the Forester, providing performance as you desire. This is because the extreme test ground that is the World Rally Championship brings constant improvements and fine tuning directly from the fierce heat of rally competition to the roads you use each and everyday.
Your safety is our priority.
The improvement of active safety is a constant philosophy at Subaru. In the aim of providing you with a reassuring driving experience at all times, Subaru has taken this a stage further in the new Forester. It is equipped with the Symmetrical AWD system for superior poise, balance and grip to avoid dangerous driving situations. But, if the worst comes to worst, a highly sturdy body has been developed with a passive safety system designed to reduce injury to passengers and damage to the vehicle.
Ring-Shaped Reinforcement Frames
Subaru have developed a new generation of Ring-Shaped Reinforcement Frames for the Forester. The cabin includes reinforcement and is joined with frames through the roof to the doors, pillars and floor for a sturdy and energy absorbing design. This enables collision shocks from any direction to be dissipated quickly to protect the cabin area. In the event of a frontal collision, the main frame is designed to compress gradually to efficiently absorb the energy.
At the Forester design stage, the highest level of pedestrian protection was the objective. Thus space was created between the bonnet and engine to absorb any shocks and thereby reduce pedestrian injury in an accident. In addition, energy absorbing front bumpers and detachable module type windshield wipers have also been used for increased protection.
On all models, a 4-sensor/4-channel ABS (Anti-lock Braking System) precisely controls braking pressure to all four wheels and is mated to Electronic Brake-force Distribution which controls rear wheel braking power when the vehicle is heavily loaded to reduce braking distance. To complement this, the Brake assist function provides more force in sudden braking when the pedal alone is insufficient, while Hill Start Assist*1 holds the vehicle in place for a second after the driver’s foot has been lifted from the brake pedal.
Your visibility is also a key factor in active safety. So, whilst the Forester’s ride height will give you a commanding view of the road ahead, the design of the side pillars and rear window enhances your vision even further to give you an almost panoramic view to the rear.
Seatbelts, airbags, active headrests and seat anchors
Standard interior safety features on all Foresters include front seat seatbelts that retract instantly in a frontal collision with pretensioners to hold passengers firmly in place and load limiters that ease shock to the chest area. These are then complemented by SRS*2 front, front side and curtain airbags and active headrests for the front seats that move forward automatically in a rear collision to support the passenger’s head and reduce shock to the neck. Finally and importantly, child and baby seats can be fastened in place with tether and ISO-FIX anchors.