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THE Subaru Forester has been recog­nised in an in­de­pen­dent poll by 50,000 UK car driv­ers and placed firmly in the Top 10 cars to own in the an­nual Driver Power sur­vey.

The Forester was also on the podium win­ning a medal in the Off ROAD/SUV cat­e­gory in the same highly in­flu­en­tial sur­vey.

Brian Wal­ters, di­rec­tor, Re­search and In­sights at Driver Power com­mented: “In 2016, the Subaru Forester Mk4 per­formed bril­liantly, im­prov­ing in six of the 10 Driver Power judg­ing cat­e­gories. Own­ers of the Forester rate it highly for its re­li­a­bil­ity, prac­ti­cal­ity, ease of driv­ing, and build qual­ity.”

The Driver Power study is voted for ex­clu­sively by car own­ers in the UK, with 49,702 re­spon­dents tak­ing part. All cars are rated across 10 judg­ing cat­e­gories, with driv­ers rat­ing 183 mod­els across 32 ve­hi­cle man­u­fac­tur­ers. It is widely recog­nised as an in­de­pen­dent and in­flu­en­tial sur­vey given that the only opin­ions used are from ac­tual UK ve­hi­cle buy­ers — the ul­ti­mate real-world test.

“We’re thrilled that our cus­tomers are so pleased with their Foresters they have voted for it in an in­de­pen­dent sur­vey, again,” said Neville Matthews, Subaru NI manag­ing di­rec­tor.

“Noth­ing beats cus­tomer satis- fac­tion, it’s our num­ber one as­set. It’s a fact that Subaru own­ers keep their ve­hi­cles for 10 years plus, and then choose an­other Subaru. Nine out of 10 Subarus built in the last 10 years are still on the UK’S roads, and in ser­vice daily off-road too. They tend to pass through the fam­ily, so when mum and dad re­new, the chil­dren ben­e­fit from the old Subaru. It’s cus­tomer loy­alty taken to the ex­treme — and we’re de­lighted.”

The Forester is the Japanese man­u­fac­turer’s best-sell­ing model in the UK, thanks to its ver­sa­tile char­ac­ter, supreme ca­pa­bil­ity on and off-road, build qual­ity, and com­fort. Every Forester is equipped with Subaru’s famed Sym­met­ri­cal All-wheel Drive sys­tem con­tribut­ing to the car’s low cen­tre of grav­ity, ben­e­fi­cial to bal­ance, road hold­ing and han­dling. The Forester is fit­ted with a range of highly ef­fi­cient ‘Boxer’ petrol and diesel four-cylin­der engines in the UK and comes with a five-year/100,000-mile war­ranty as stan­dard.

For 2016, the Forester range has re­ceived a range of up­dates, in­clud­ing an up­graded in­te­rior, re­vised ex­te­rior styling, im­proved re­fine­ment, ride and han­dling, and new tech­nolo­gies to im­prove com­fort and con­ve­nience.

The Forester re­tains all its class and good looks on the out­side, but is a no­tice­ably smoother and qui­eter ve­hi­cle to drive and now ben­e­fits from Subaru’s state of the art Star­link “in­fo­tain­ment sys­tem”.

The up­graded 2016 Forester is now on sale from Subaru’s dealer net­work in North­ern Ire­land, Western Cars En­niskillen, East­wood Mo­tors Lis­burn and Gorm­ley Mo­tors Dun­gan­non. Prices start from a very com­pet­i­tive £25,495 (on-the-road) de­liv­ered to NI and ready to go. Subaru on the road prices in­clude PDI, plates, de­liv­ery and road tax, and there are cur­rently a range of fi­nance of­fers in­clud­ing 0% fi­nance on the Forester range with a man­u­fac­turer de­posit con­tri­bu­tion.

As well as be­ing in the top 10 cars the 2016 Forester also won a medal in the Off ROAD/SUV cat­e­gory in the an­nual Driver Power sur­vey

Neville Matthews Subaru NI MD

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