Subaru Corporation unveiled the all-new 2019 Forester (US-spec) at the 2018 New York International Auto Show.
As a top-selling model of Subaru’s global sales, the fifth-generation Forester is positioned as a key part of the company’s global strategy. The new model features packaging that allows all occupants to share comfort and enjoyment, balancing easy handling with a spacious interior, plus user-friendly features including, for the first time in a Subaru vehicle, the Driver Monitoring System. In line with Subaru’s design philosophy “Dynamic x Solid”, the new design combines the hardiness of an SUV with user-friendly comfort and convenience.
The Subaru Global Platform achieves top-of-its-class collision safety and hazard avoidance, along with handling that responds exactly as the driver intended, along with comfortable drivability.
The latest Forester features Subaru core technologies including EyeSight driver assist system, Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive built around a newly developed 2.5-litre direct-injection engine, and X-Mode for enhanced all-terrain drivability.
The new model features packaging that balances excellent handling with the roomiest cabin yet and easy-to-use features, offering comfort and enjoyment for family and friends. Although the wheelbase has been increased for a more comfortable cabin space, the minimum turning radius is just 5.4 metres, ensuring excellent ease of handling.
The new Forester combines the toughness of an SUV with functionality, based on the “Dynamic x Solid” design philosophy common to all Subaru vehicles. Featuring Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive built around the new 2.5-litre 4-cylinder horizontally opposed direct injection engine, X-Mode for easier handling in poor driving conditions, and the Subaru Global Platform, the new model ensures a comfortable and enjoyable ride for the driver and all passengers.
Read our 2016 review of the outgoing Subaru Forester.