2014 Subaru Forester introduced at LA Motor Show

2014 Subaru Forester

Subaru has lifted the wraps off its new 2014 Subaru Forester Crossover SUV at the 2012 LA Motor Show and can be expected in South Africa mid-2013. The new Forester features a new, bolder exterior design and a more spacious interior, while its performance and fuel economy has also been improved.

2014 Subaru Forester – Specifications and Features

??Engine Capability??

The new 2014 Subaru Forester will be fitted with either a 2.0-litre BOXER engine or a naturally aspirated 2.5-litre BOXER engine. The 2.0-litre, direct-injection turbocharged engine produces 186kW while the 2.5-litre engine produces 127kW. All new Forester models will also be equipped with Subaru Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive as standard.

The 2.5i model with Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) will achieve a combined fuel consumption figure of 8.7-litres/100km. The 2.5i model is also available with a new 6-speed manual transmission in addition to the CVT. For the 2.0-litre models, a high-torque version of the CVT is standard and features a 6-speed and 8-speed manual shift mode with steering wheel paddle switches.

?Exterior and Interior Styling Features

The exterior design of the 2014 Subaru Forester has been revised to include a sporty front bumper and a one-piece mesh-style grille with chrome-rimmed fog-light bezels. Being larger than the outgoing model, the new Forester offers more space for passengers, particularly in the rear seat area. The 2014 Subaru Forester is available with a touch screen navigation system that offers smartphone integration with Aha smartphone integration features. The navigation system and a 440W Harmon Kardon audio system is standard on the Touring models.

New Features

New features for the 2014 Subaru Forester includes a rear vision camera, colour multi-function display, power rear tailgate, Keyless Access and Start and EyeSight driver assist system which integrates Adaptive Cruise Control, Pre-Collision Braking and Vehicle Lane Departure Warning using a stereo camera. All 2014 Subaru Forester models also include anti-whiplash front seats, a driver’s knee airbag, Brake Overide and an impact-sensing fuel system cutoff.