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New Forester turbo 2.5 litre unveiled

Subaru will unveil its new 209bhp turbocharged Forester 2.5 XT at the Paris Motor Show.

The new Forester will be available from this autumn at £24,695 on-the-road.

Visual changes include: new 12-spoke alloy wheels, new exterior colours, aluminium door kick-plates, a new small-diameter MOMO steering wheel, silver-rimmed instruments, steering-wheel mounted radio controls and new sculptured sports front seats.

The new Forester 2.5 XT – which is only offered as a manual –will include black leather interior trim and satellite navigation to a new seven-speaker audio system and six-stacker CD player fitted as standard.

Meanwhile, the existing 175bhp 2.0 XT manual and automatic continue for 2005 with the additional benefits of an audio speaker upgrade with six-stack CD unit, new alloy wheels, new air-conditioning controls and smaller steering wheels.

Upgrades for the 123bhp 2.0 models include new cloth trim and seven-speaker/six-stackCD system for the ‘All-Weather-Pack’ model.

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