Fourth-generation Subaru Forester’s UK release confirmed

JonathanNovember 28, 2012

The fourth-generation Subaru Forester is coming to the UK, with the vehicle set to build on the credentials of the model it is replacing across all departments.

According to the Japanese vehicle manufacturer, the all-new Forester will present drivers with a go-anywhere, user-friendly SUV.

Driving the car is set to be a treat, thanks in part to a Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive system, with a low centre of gravity and enhanced body rigidity over its predecessor also improving how the vehicle handles on the road.

Powering the fourth-generation Subaru Forester will be a choice of 150ps 2.0-litre Boxer diesel and petrol engines, as well as a 280ps 2.0-litre direct injection turbocharged petrol motor for those eager for plenty of muscle.

Drivers who opt for either of the petrol engines will find that the car comes complete with Subaru’s impressive Lineartronic (CVT) transmission, while a six-speed manual transmission unit is fitted as standard in the naturally-aspirated engines.

Haydn Davies, marketing director of Subaru UK, pointed out: “Since the Forester’s launch in 1997, it has gained a loyal following across the UK for its rugged, go anywhere abilities and these developments will ensure it remains a firm SUV favourite.

“The fourth-generation Forester will feature the latest All-Wheel Drive system and Boxer engines, while a lot of work has gone into improving refinement, ride quality and safety.”

The all-new Subaru Forester will launch across the UK from the summer of 2013, with more details about the car forthcoming in the new year.

In the meantime, motorists are able to see just why the Subaru Forester has became so beloved around the country by seeking a contract hire deal on the Subaru Forester 2.0D X five-door diesel estate.

Monthly instalments of £325.73 per month will grant drivers with the chance to sample a vehicle that can reach 62mph from rest in 10.4, while limiting CO2 emissions to a mere 155g/km.

The fact that the car can deliver 47.9mpg on a combined cycle will also appeal where fuel efficiency is concerned.

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