And with research showing SUV owners enjoy personalising their new car, there should soon be a variety of distinctive Foresters on UK roads.
Typical style-orientated accessories include a front under guard for £350, rear under guard for £275 and roof spoiler at £240.01.
Other items range from fog lamp mouldings for £35 to door mouldings at £195. Popular on the previous model was the stainless steel bumper protector at £85 and foldable cargo tray at £60. (All prices include VAT but exclude painting and fitting where appropriate.)
Other items include towbars and carpet mats and – like all Subaru-approved accessories – carry a full and comprehensive three-year warranty.
Based on the platform of the new Impreza and starting from £17,995 on-the-road, the new Subaru Forester features more passenger and luggage space plus a smoother ride and even more agile handling thanks to a new multi-link double-wishbone rear suspension.
Now closer in size to its Honda CR-V and Toyota RAV4 competitors, the new Subaru Forester is 75 mm longer, 45 mm wider and gains 110 mm in height.