Subaru's Forester Goes Electric

Subaru Forester E1

Subaru has announced an electrified version of its Forester, dubbed 'e-Boxer.' 

The Subaru Forester is a popular SUV thanks to its excellent all-road capability and practicality. Now for 2019, there's an electrically-assisted version. It's called the Subaru Forester e-Boxer and it comes loaded with tech. 

Combining the 2.0-litre direct-injection petrol engine with an electric motor. With its lithium ion battery unit located under the boot floor, the Subaru Forester e-Boxer can be driven on pure electric power at speeds of up to 40 kph. There are 3 driving modes: EV Driving, Motor Assist and Engine Driving. The vehicle also features a 1.8 ton towing capacity and power goes to all 4 wheels via an updated Lineartronic CVT. In terms of safety, the Subaru Forester e-Boxer features Eyesight Driver Assistance tech as well as Rear Vehicle Detection. 

Inside, it appears the cabin is largely carried over from what we've already seen from the current range of Forester derivatives.

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