Skillfully pushing the limits
Munich, 6. December 2013 – the forester is subaru’s most successful model, with over 58,000 units sold over the past 16 years since its introduction in germany.000 units have been sold. Its ecological niche is a skillful borderline between comfortable, agile station wagon and quite capable suv with a unique powertrain instead of pretentious suv splurge allures. In its fourth generation, it may even win new friends to its die-hard fans? With the 2.0x, so to speak, we tried out the more sensible model: it has to get by without turbocharging, but promises lower fuel consumption.
Fortunately, the major changes have been made to the bodywork, while the unique technology has only been refined. Although the forester still looks powerful thanks to the flat hood, low-mounted bumpers and strongly contoured side lines, it is more elegant than its predecessor despite the high ground clearance. In the length the new forester grows moderately by 35 millimeters to 4.60 meters and increases also in the width with 20 millimeters somewhat. But its dimensions remain relatively compact. In the city, the driver enjoys good visibility thanks to the raised seating position.