Subaru SA announces prices, details of new Forester
XT has been dropped from the line-up.
The cabin is enlarged and has improved connectivity with Apple Carplay and Android Auto functionality, and all three versions come with seven airbags (including a driver’s knee airbag) and a reversing camera. There’s an extra 35mm of rear legroom and a 2,154l boot with the 60:40 split rear bench seat folded, up 54l on the previous Forester.
Standard in the two higher models is Subaru’s Eyesight driver assist technology, which in a Japanese road safety study was found to lead to 61% fewer accidents than vehicles without it. Eyesight features automatic pre-collision braking, adaptive cruise control, lane departure and sway warning, lane-keeping assist, pre-collision throttle management and lead vehicle start alert. Forester 2.0 CVT R429,000 Forester 2.0 L ES CVT R469,000 Forester 2.0 S ES EVT R499,000
Prices include five-year/ 150,000km warranty and three-year/75,000km maintenance plan.
New C-shaped tail lights adorn a body that’s still characteristically chunky. Below: Premium model has an X-Mode feature that automatically adjusts the throttle power in offroad driving.