New Subaru Forester poised for big LA Motor Show reveal
An all-new generation of Subaru’s mid-size SUV is nearing launch
Just last year we saw Subaru announce it will be bringing a new Impreza to the LA Motor Show and now it’s the turn of its family-friendly SUV. We previously saw a close up of the wheel and Subaru now says an “all-new fully redesigned vehicle will make its global debut on November 16”. The Japanese firm also said the car would have “upgraded safety and exciting new features”.
The current fifth-generation Forester was launched back in 2019 so this all-new model comes fairly soon in car life cycle terms, as a result we don’t expect to see it arrive in the UK until the end of 2024 at the earliest - especially given that the current car was given a facelift earlier this year.
We may see an entirely new powertrain arrive on the upcoming Forester. With the brand strengthening ties to Toyota, the existing 2.0-litre, four-cylinder boxer hybrid unit may be replaced for a Toyota powertrain. Such a move would most likely result in improved efficiency and performance. It’s possible we could see a variant of the Subaru 2.4-litre turbocharged four-cylinder found in the Subaru BRZ and Toyota GR86 coupes.
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