SUBARU Southern Africa has launched a Subaru Forester with more power.

The new Subaru Forester 2.5i Sport ES CVT is an entirely new derivative that brings a refreshing and sporty design to the model line-up.

It exudes power and athleticism, and the range-topping 2.5i-S ES CVT represents the contemporary Forester SUV, exuding classic Subaru design that brings safety, practicality and adventure.

“The introduction of the 2,5-litre models and Sport model to the line-up is important for us as a brand because it gives our customers more options and a more personalised experience,” said marketing lead for Subaru SA Nteo Nkoli.

The engine is mated to a lightweight lineartronic CVT transmission with shift paddles behind the steering wheel for stepped manual control.

The 2,5-litre engine delivers 136kW of power, an additional 21kW over the 2-litre engine.

Standard across the entire Subaru range in South Africa is the symmetrical all-wheel drive system that is engineered for improved safety, agility and control.

The new Forester is fitted with X-mode and hill descent control as standard across the range. X-mode is a system that uses gear ratios and torque distribution to deliver power to specific wheels where the most grip is detected.

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It now has modern highlights including a “hawkeye” LED headlamps, large grille, fog lamps and an under-guard treatment for added protection during off-road excursions.

The roof rails have also been redesigned, now featuring loopholes on the higher-spec models, for easier use of ropes and straps when tying down cargo.

Other features include rear seat pockets designed to fit smartphones and tablets, a pair of USB ports for rear passengers in addition to the two ports up front, and a new air-conditioning ventilation design for improved airflow to rear passengers.

The Subaru Forester 2.5i-Sport is a fresh new model added to the line-up with its signature aesthetics and features. Featuring five exclusive colour combinations, the Sport contrasts the body colour with distinctive orange and black trim pieces.

The grille and bumper elements are finished in black as are the side sills, wheel arch surrounds, rear bumpers and top section of the boot lid. All of these elements are energised by vibrant orange accents that run along the lower half of the Forester Sport as well as on the corners of the roof rails. The 2021 Forester Sport version is also set apart from other derivatives with the use of 18-inch dark metallic alloy wheels.

PRICING

Subaru Forester 2.0i-CVT – R486 000

Subaru Forester 2.0i-S ES CVT – R564 000

Subaru Forester 2.5i Sport ES CVT – R599 000

Subaru Forester 2.5i-S ES CVT – R629 000

Each Subaru Forester model comes with a three-year/75 000km maintenance plan and five-year/150 000km warranty.