MAKE TIME FOR WHAT MATTERS.
The spirit of adventure has always been part of the Forester’s DNA and this continues with the 5th generation. Redesigned and built build on the Subaru Global Platform the new Forester is spacious and more fun to drive. With the added benefit of Subaru EyeSight Driver Assist Technology it is also safer. Whether it is a peaceful getaway or simply running around town the Forester will always get you to your destination.
|Tank Capacity||63 L|
|Engine Size||2.0 L|
|Power Maximum||115 kW|
|Max. Torque||196 Nm|
|Auto Behicle Hold||Standard|
|ISO-FIX Seat Anchors||Standard|
|JNCAP Rating||5 Stars|
|NCAP Rating||5 Stars|
|ANCAP Rating||5 Stars|
|IIHS Safety Rating||Safety Pick +|
|3 Years / 75 000 km maintenance plan||Standard|
|5 Years / 150 000 km warranty||Standard|
|Extended Maintenance plans are available for purchase|
|Rear Vision Camera||Standard|
|Blue Tooth Connectivity||Standard|
|Android Auto / Apple Car Play||Standard|
|Electric Front Seats||Standard|
01. Subaru Boxer Engine
Subaru’s BOXER engine is just one of the features that sets them apart from other car manufacturers. The horizontally opposed configuration means that the pistons are 180 degrees apart, offering a lower, flatter engine profile. This gives the engine a lower centre of gravity and a better sense of balance which translates to the whole car. The Forester features a 2.0L direct injection BOXER engine. With about 80% of the engine parts being redesign this new engine offer better fuel efficiency and power.
02. Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive (AWD) ™
Another feature that makes Subaru stand out is the Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive™. This is a standard feature on all Subaru’s and one that has earned us recognition both with customers and safety institutes alike. This system delivers power to all four wheel simultaneously providing enhanced traction and control. It allows you to have more control in varying road and weather conditions. Being built on Subaru’s Global Platform enhances the all-round safety and performance of the vehicle. It offers a more responsive handling which allows the driver to steer the car as intended, also increasing hazard avoidance. Offering a driving feel that can only be found in a Subaru.
Subaru Intelligent Drive (SI-Drive) is featured in the 5th generation Forester. This system allows you to adjust the responsiveness of the drive train to support your driving style, road conditions or any driving state at the touch of a button. It re-maps the throttle response and automatic-transmission shifting behaviour to ensure the best performance in any circumstance.
01. Rear View Camera
When shifting into reverse, the live colour image comes up on the radio screen. Along with the guide lines there is now steering guidelines, these lines will move as you turn the steering wheel.
02. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto Infotainment
The tough screen infotainment unit is Apple CarPlay and Android Auto capable. Voice recognition allows you to instruct the infotainment to do a variety of actions, such as making a call, change the radio station or even change the temperature. All of this can be done without taking your hands off the steering wheel and your eyes off the road. Certain apps on your phone will also be available depending on your phone.
03. Multi-Function Display
Toggle between vehicle information with the tough of a button. Featuring displays such as fuel tank range, a clock, performance and efficiency, X-Mode and more. (Images 3,4,5)
04. Harmon Kardon Sound System
Every road trip needs a soundtrack and picking your music couldn’t be easier. Use the USB port, connect to your phone with Blue Tooth or simply listen to your favourite radio station all with a touch of a button. With the Harmon Kardon sound system you can enjoy it even more. Harmon Kardon is available on the 2.0i-S ES model.
01. EyeSight Driver Assist Technology
Available for the first time on the Forester range. EyeSight us an extra set of eyes on the road and, if need be, an extra foot on the brake when you drive.
Optimizes the Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive system for maximum traction on slippery surfaces. A new added feature on the X-Mode is the toggle switch for snow/dirt or deep snow/mud, this will allow even more control in varying road and weather conditions.
03. Rear Seat USB Charging Ports
Allowing passengers in the rear to charge their phones or tablets on the journey. The seat back pockets are also divided to allow for easy storage of tablets and phones.
04. Steering Responsive Headlights
To ensure better visibility at night the headlights follow the direction of your steering wheel.
05. Side View Monitor
This camera is positioned on the passenger side mirror and gives the view of the front tyre on the passenger side. Allowing the driver to see curbs and pillars that they might not have seen otherwise when parking.
06. Wider boot opening and cargo space
Allows for easy loading and unloading of the boot. Greater easy with loading of long items like golf bags for example.
07. Rain sensing front wipers
Will automatically come on when sensing rain. The wipers will also change speed according to the setting that the sensor is on. Making it easier for the driver to concentrate on the road and traffic in wet weather.
08. Double Volume Sunroof
Sliding sunroof that opens fully letting a breeze in for both front and rear passengers. It has a manual sunshade, so you can decided how much sun you want.
09. Easier access to rear seating
The rear doors have larger openings allowing for easier installation of child seats, as well as getting children in and out of the seats.
10. Adaptive Cruise Control
Working with EyeSight Driver Assist Technology this system allows you to decide on the distance and speed of the cruise control.
11. Seat memory
Adjust the seat according to your preferences and then save the setting. You will never again have to play around trying to get it back into the same position.
12. 18 Inch alloy wheels
Featuring a new design the 18 inch wheels add a sporty look to this stylish vehicle.
FIND YOUR INNER STRENGTH.
01. X-MODE and Hill Descent Control
“X” marks added capability for any driver, on most any road. With a push of a button, X-MODE takes control of the engine, transmission, All-Wheel Drive, brakes, and other components to safely navigate through bad roads, and slippery surfaces for maximum confidence. For challenging descents, Hill Descent Control enhances confidence down the steepest of hills you’ll encounter by providing constant, controlled momentum so the driver can focus more on steering the vehicle, and less on braking.
02. Engineering that doesn’t quit.
The Forester was engineered to help you conquer ledges, rocks, trees and other obstacles you may encounter without sustaining damage or getting stuck. The larger the object, the larger the approach and departure angles needed to prevent damage to the front and rear bumper. Optimised for both, the Forester’s ground clearance maximises break-over angles, minimising your chances of being hung-up from underneath.