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ALL NEWS > SUBARU > FORESTER > 25th March 2008 - New Subaru Forester – ride choice
The new Subaru Forester will go on sale in April with more space and better ride justifying Subaru’s adherence to the low centre-of-gravity ‘boxer’ engine and all-wheel drive system which has made the brand famous.

The new Subaru Forester is Subaru’s third generation of crossover SUVs and is based on the platform of the new Impreza.

The new Subaru Forester features a new multi-link rear suspension, fuel-saving electric power steering, standard Subaru Vehicle Dynamics Control, self-levelling rear suspension, engine efficiency improvements and a revised automatic transmission offering ‘normal’, ‘sports’ or ‘manual’ mode.

Now closer in size to its less agile SUV competitors, the new Subaru Forester enjoys better fuel economy and driveability thanks to an improved 2.0 litre petrol ‘boxer’ engine which – having its cylinders horizontally-opposed – gives the car a lower centre of gravity for improved grip, reduced body roll and more precise steering response.

The new Subaru Forester 2.0X and 2.0XS petrol models will be available from April costing £17,995 and £21,895 on-the-road respectively in manual form. Expected to be the bigger sellers, automatic versions add a £1,000 premium.

Launched in Japan on December 25 last year, the completely new Subaru Forester found 4,285 customers in the first 30-plus days of going on sale – 2,000 more then expected – while January registrations were 136% up on the previous year.

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