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Subaru to launch new Forester in summer 2013

Subaru has announced that the fourth-generation Forester will launch in the UK next summer.

Promising competitive pricing and improved fuel economy, Subaru says it will feature a ‘larger, more practical cabin’ while still delivering a ‘typically engaging drive on the road’.

The engine line-up will include 2.0-litre Boxer diesel and petrol units, producing 150ps, as well as a new 2.0-litre direct injection turbocharged petrol engine, producing 280ps.

Both naturally-aspirated engines will feature a six-speed manual transmission as standard, while Subaru’s Lineartronic (CVT) transmission will be available on both petrol engines.

Haydn Davies, marketing director at Subaru UK, commented: “Since the Forester’s launch in 1997 it has gained a loyal following across the UK for its rugged, go anywhere abilities. 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.”

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  • crockhamtown - 28/11/2012 06:28

    There is no illuminated instrument panel for the basic petrol current models. To get it you have to pay another £2,000+ for other stuff you don't want. I bought a Suzuki sx4 sz5 4x4 instead - a brilliant alternative.

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