Subaru Reveals All-New 2014 Forester Crossover SUV; New Model to Make North American Debut at Los Angeles Auto Show

CHERRY HILL, N.J., Oct. 31, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Subaru of America, Inc. today released the first official photos of the all-new 2014 Forester crossover SUV, which will make its North American debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show. The new Forester combines a bolder profile than before while offering a roomier interior with virtually the same footprint as the previous model.

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The fourth generation of Subaru's popular Forester will offer a new 2.0-liter direct-injection turbocharged BOXER® engine producing 250 horsepower. The standard naturally aspirated 2.5-liter BOXER engine debuted in the outgoing Forester model. Fuel economy will be higher across the line with the debut of a new six-speed manual transmission and available Lineartronic® continuously variable transmissions (CVT).

The all-new five-passenger 2014 Forester preserves the optimal blend of SUV capability and car-like ride and handling that have made the Forester one of the Subaru brand's best-selling models for the past 15 years. Refined (or New) suspension system delivers agile handling and a highly compliant ride quality. Generous 8.7 inches of ground clearance enhances off-pavement driving capability.

The 2014 Forester will offer an exceptionally roomy interior, featuring increased rear seat legroom, and an enlarged cargo area. In-demand infotainment features will be offered, including smartphone integration, navigation, rear view camera, and harman/kardon® premium audio amplifier and speakers.

Basic Vehicle Specifications

Engine types and output

2.5-liter 4-cylinder BOXER, naturally aspirated

170 hp @ 5,800 rpm 174 lb.-ft. peak torque @ 4,100 rpm

2.0-liter 4-cylinder BOXER, direct fuel injection, turbocharging, intercooler

250 hp @ 5,600 rpm* 258 lb.-ft. peak torque @ 2,000-4,800 rpm

Transmission

2.5-liter models: 6-speed manual or Lineartronic CVT

2.0-liter turbo: high-torque CVT with 6-speed and 8-speed manual modes and Hill Descent Control

Drivetrain

Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive standard for all models

Wheelbase

103.9 in.

Vehicle length

180.9 in.

Vehicle height

68.2 in (with roof rails)

Vehicle width

70.7 in.

Wheels/tires

2.5-liter: 17 x 7 in. aluminum alloy with 225/60 R17 all-season

2.0-liter turbo: 18 x 7 in. aluminum alloy with 225/55 R18 all-season

* With premium grade gasoline

About Subaru of America, Inc.
Subaru of America, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd. of Japan. Headquartered in Cherry Hill, N.J., the company markets and distributes Subaru Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive vehicles, parts and accessories through a network of more than 600 dealers across the United States. All Subaru products are manufactured in zero-landfill production plants and Subaru of Indiana Automotive Inc. is the only U.S. automobile production plant to be designated a backyard wildlife habitat by the National Wildlife Federation. For additional information visit http://www.subaru.com.

"Subaru", "BOXER", "Forester", all model names, and the Subaru logo are registered trademarks of the Subaru subsidiary of Fuji Heavy Industries, Ltd, Japan.

Other trademarks and trade names are those of their respective owners.

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Contact:

Dominick Infante


Subaru of America, Inc.


856-488-8615


dinfante@subaru.com




Jessica Tullman


Subaru of America, Inc.


310-352-4400


jtullman@subaru.com


SOURCE Subaru of America, Inc.



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