2012 LA Auto Show Preview: 2014 Subaru Forester breaks cover

Article by Christian A., on November 1, 2012

Subaru released today the first photos with the all-new 2014 Forester and announced that the new model will make its North American debut at the 2012 Los Angeles Auto Show. According to the official press release, the 2014 Forester promises to combine a bolder profile than before while offering a roomier interior.

Under the hood, we will find a new 2.0-liter direct-injection turbocharged BOXER engine delivering 250 hp and 258 lb-ft. of torque. Still, a standard naturally aspirated 2.5-liter BOXER engine is also available delivering 170 hp and 174 lb.-ft. of torque.

Thanks to a new six-speed manual transmission and the Lineartronic continuously variable transmission, fuel consumption is higher across the line. Thanks to the generous 8.7 inches of ground clearance, the new Forester will offer a proper off-road capability.

Regarding the interior, the 2014 Forester will offer increased rear seat legroom as well as an enlarged cargo area. The new Forester will offer in-demand infotainment features such as including smartphone integration, navigation, rear view camera, and harman/kardon premium audio amplifier and speakers.

The latest Forester was constructed to have an attractive appearance that resembles a Sports Utility Vehicle. However, the new model offers higher aerodynamics and performance.

Athletic, robust, tranquility and poise are among the attributes of the Front fascia. The "2.0XT" direct injection turbo engine model uses exclusive front styling, emphasizing its athletic character.

A sophisticated look was accomplished by the model through lengthening the A-pillar’s big end 200mm further ahead compared to the preceding model.

A strong and grand appearance is asserted by the styling of the door panels, front section and a rear gate. Meanwhile, its wheel arch and wheel designs express a better off-road proficiency and more prominent road presence.

Interior Design

The style of its interior implies roominess and dominance. It also offers a strong appearance similar to that of a Sports Utility Vehicle. Adding a touch of class is the use of soft touch materials.

The instrument panel is designed to offer an enhanced feel of roominess. Furthermore, soft touch materials add to the high-quality atmosphere in the cockpit.

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