Subaru Forester is one of the top most selling Japanese SUV in North America and several parts of Europe. It is manufactured by Fuji Heavy Industries and is sold under their brand Subaru. It is classified under compact crossover SUV and has been in the market since 1977. Manufacturing takes place in Ota, Gunma, Japan. It has always been characterised by a unique sense of styling and design that is evident in many Japanese vehicles. Forester often shares its platform with Impreza from Subaru. Currently, it’s in the fourth generation of production that started from 2014. Mainly comes in five-door crossover body with front engine and four wheel drive. Even though, there never has been any doubt regarding its popularity. In recent years, sales have been pretty stagnant, which is one of the primary reason to why Subaru would be looking to make a significant modification in the 2016 version of Forester. 2016 Subaru Forester comes with a lot of promises, only time will tell how many it can live up to.
2016 Subaru Forester: Redesign Exterior and Interior
On the exterior 2016 Subaru Forester would have a mighty imposing structure with muscular looks. According to reports, there would be a change in platform which would increase its dimensions a bit. Thus, one can assume there would be a significant amount of light weight alloy and aluminium used in the vehicles body. Grille would be much smaller this time around. LED headlights on both sides would also have a new design. Base trim level would include 17 inch alloy wheel and in touring the version it would be bigger. Front portion would be fitted with powerful Fog lights that would make driving under difficult conditions much easier.
2016 Subaru Forester would have a significant amount of space inside the cabin. Even after seating all the passengers there would be sufficient space for luggage. There would also be sufficient headroom and leg space.
Interior design of 2016 Subaru Forester would certainly vary according to the trim levels. As far as current information there would be six trim levels 2.5i, 2.5i Premium, 2.5i Limited, 2.5i Touring, 2.0XT premium, 2.0XT Touring. Base trim model would include power windows and steering, cruise control, height adjustable driver seats, etc. entire vehicle would be Bluetooth enabled. There would be several other features in different trim levels such as tilt/telescoping steering wheels, rear view camera, AUX port, etc.
2016 Subaru Forester: Engine and Fuel Economy
Base engine in 2016 Subaru Forester would be the 2.5 L engine with four inline cylinders. It would be able to generate 170 HP of power and 174 lb-ft of torque. Higher trim levels are expected to have much better engines. You would be able to choose between 6-speed manual transmission and CVT transmission. With manual transmission, you would get a fuel economy of 22/24 mpg in city/highways. With the CVT transmission, you would get 24/32 mpg in city/highways.
2016 Subaru Forester: Release Date and Price
Even though there has not been any final confirmation on the price as of yet, but the base price of 2016 Subaru Forester would most probably be something around $ 22 000. Other top trims level would also not go beyond $ 35 000.