New Subaru Forester Range
The Forester range will be priced between £17,995-£21,895 - on the road, and will achieve a top speed of 114mph and 0-60mph in 10.6 seconds. The standard safety features include Twin front and side airbags, ABS with EBD and VDC.
All Forester models feature four-wheel drive but the automatic and manual versions both feature their own four wheel drive system. The manual cars come with a more conventional centre differential system with a viscous limited slip differential whereas the automatic models get an Active Torque Split AWD system. VDC stability control is standard on all models, coordinating the engine, transmission and brakes in order to recover the vehicle’s position should extreme manoeuvres or slippery conditions push the Forester into a skid.
A 40GB hard disk-based navigation system with audio capability is offered. This features 3D screen scrolling, rapid access rates and a 7-inch VGA screen with LED backlighting. The sound system uses Audyssey MultEQ3 technology that corrects in-car sound distortion and features a 7-speaker system with woofer.