10 March 2015
Upgraded Subaru Forester now on sale
The upgraded Forester will go on sale immediately here in Ireland, and continues to offer Subaru's five year / 160,000km warranty.
The most significant change is the addition of a diesel-Lineartronic CVT powertrain to the Irish model line-up, the first Forester to offer such a powertrain.
Pairing the 2.0 148hp horizontally-opposed 'Boxer' diesel engine with Lineartronic, means a more relaxing drive while at the same time boosting its off-road capabilities. Paired with the standard AWD drivetrain, Lineartronic brings with it Subaru's Hill Descent Control and the X-Mode system which intelligently manages the car's power and torque, brakes and drivetrain to maintain traction on even the most slippery surfaces.
Improvements to the cabin include the use of higher quality materials, greater soundproofing, a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system; full Bluetooth capability allows users connect their smartphone to the car via StarLink, for weather and traffic reports, wireless audio and news updates. An extra USB jack is also provided.
Prices are from €37,995-€41,295.