New Subaru Forester on sale this coming May
Subaru have confirmed prices for the all new Subaru Forester which goes on sale in May. Prices will start at £24,995 for the 2.0D X, rising to £30,995 for the range topping 2.0i XT. This fourth generation Forester features a host of improvements and new technologies.
The Subaru Forester is a clear competitor to the Toyota Rav 4, the Honda CR-V and the LandRover Freelander. It now boasts improved performance, safety and efficiency and a more spacious and better appointed interior. Subaru’s unique Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive system remains at the heart of the Forester, while a low centre of gravity and improved body rigidity contribute to improved refinement and a typically engaging drive on the road. The engine line-up will include 2.0-litre Boxer diesel and petrol units, while Subaru will return to its Forester roots with the introduction of a new 2.0-litre direct injection turbocharged petrol engine, producing 240ps. All the engines have significantly improved CO2 and economy figures over the outgoing model.
The exterior has been brought completely up to date with more angular headlights, chromed foglight surrounds and a boxy grille. New alloy wheels and plenty of chrome are very ‘now’ and t here is restyled rear light clusters and a much more scalloped look to the front. All these changes complete the improved look.
Last year Subaru launched a new three year After Car Package called ‘Everything Taken Care of.’ Included in the prices of every new Subaru this new package is the most comprehensive and targeted three year aftercare package currently on offer to motorists in the UK. The potential benefits are worth over £7000. Subaru ‘ETCo’ comprises eleven different elements, all designed to make running and owning a new Subaru easier and more beneficial than ever, not to mention the cost benefits with each of the services provided free of charge. Subaru ETCo’s comprehensive package includes minor dent and scratch repairs, alloy wheel repairs, monthly wash ‘n’ vac, annual makeover of a full valet, lost keys replacement, service collection and delivery, annual wheel alignment check, first MOT cover (and contribution to repairs), accident management service, insurance excess cover contribution and winter wheel and tyre storage.
The Forester is Subaru’s most popular model and this latest updated version should prove to be even more popular as it is more cost efficient and user friendly. If you are looking for a vehicle that drives like an estate car but with the off-road capability of a full-size 4x4 then the Forester could be just what you are looking for.