The 2019 model of the Subaru Forester has been revealed at last; the all new vehicle boasts a plethora of old and new features along with an exterior design that manages to add more to the vehicle’s looks without moving too far away from its traditional appeal. The all new Subaru Forester’s new look makes the vehicle look much more rugged with its larger glossy black front grilles, LED powered headlights and its more angled wheel arch frames. The exterior does not just boast cosmetic changes, its overall shape and size has been tweaked as well, allowing the vehicle to offer 1.4 inches more leg space in the back, it also has a wheelbase that is 1.2 inches longer.
The vehicle’s seats have been upgraded to provide greater comfort and its central tunnel is roomier than ever thanks to the addition of an electronic parking break, the interior doors feature wider openings and the C-pillar has been redesigned to be steeper. The cargo area of the vehicle has a more square shape and a flatter floor that is covered by a standard cargo tray. The load bay becomes illuminated with an LED light when the vehicle’s tailgate is opened, the cargo area can be widened by lowering the rear seats, greatly enhancing the car’s ability to comfortably carry large bags and long items such as golf bags.
The 2019 Subaru Forester will be made available in five different variants; a base model that shall have 17 inch wheels and the rest will boast 18 inch wheels. Every model will have an enhanced version of the existing 2.5 litre boxer engine that previous foresters have been running on. The enhanced engine will feature a 12 horsepower improvement (making it 182 hp), and a 2 pound per foot improvement in its torque.
All variants of the car will feature Lineartronic CVT and a stop/start ignition button, the touring and sport models will be available in manual and shall have paddle shifters that shall mimic a 7 speed gearbox. The touring model of the Forester is going to be all about luxury with its heated steering wheel, heated rear seats and other features which will make the Tour model a joy to drive. The sports model will add more to the touring model by introducing LED fog lights, a spoiler on the rear roof, turn signals on the side mirrors and a fantastic grey interior with orange stitching.
The touring variant of the Subaru Forester will also be introducing the all new DriverFocus fatigue and distraction alert system, it shall make use of Subaru’s existing EyeSight features to detect signs of fatigue and distraction on the drivers face. The DriverFocus system will be able to recognize five different drivers at a time and will also remember the settings that they prefer for climate control, infotainment and more.
The Subaru Forester is loaded with technological innovation and promising goodies, the car shall become available in the end of 2018.