Midlands ready for Forester
ALL the Midlands farmers who help to make Pietermaritzburg’s Subaru dealer on of the busiest in South Africa will be glad to know the fifth generation Forester SUV will be on the showroom floor early next year.
The 2019 Forester builds upon its long history of award-winning safety with a stiffer and stronger chassis and adds Subaru’s EyeSight Driver Assist Technology and LED low- and high-beam headlights.
The new engine boasts 80% redesigned parts and now features direct injection for enhanced responsiveness. All models will be paired with Lineartronic continuously variable transmission (CVT), producing 115kW and 196 Nm of torque.
The premium model will offer the double X-Mode system, which automatically adjusts the throttle power for mud or sand. Other Forester models have the standard X-Mode single mode function. Both versions feature Subaru’s Hill descent control.
Having been released into select markets globally over the last month, the new Forester has been named as a World Car of the Year 2019 candidate.
Pricing will be announced closer to the time.
The 2019 Subaru Forester arrives in SA early next year.