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.”