New growth Forester

Not re­freshed but born again — that’s the claim for Soob’s SUV

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the CVT used with its petrol pow­er­plants: Yes, it’s some­thing we’d like. I can’t give a time­line on that.’’

So what about the de­sign? Since pic­tures first hit the web, the Forester has been crit­i­cised for look­ing bulky and bru­tal.

You have to see it,’’ Se­nior says. It’s the most global of Subaru’s ve­hi­cles, and it’s suc­cess­ful in Aus­tralia, China, Ja­pan, Europe and the US. It’s not an Amer­i­can de­sign.’’

Fi­nally, Se­nior prom­ises there will still be some sur­prises when the car lands. ‘‘ There are a cou­ple of lit­tle fea­tures that we have in­cor­po­rated on some mod­els that will be a suc­cess on the show­room floor,’’ he says.

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