Subaru all-new redesigned 2009
Subaru Forester will arrive in dealerships in April 2008
For 11 years, the Subaru
Forester has been an icon of functionality, dependability and durability," said
Tim Colbeck, vice president of sales, Subaru of America, Inc. "The 2009 Forester
now adds greater interior room, improved comfort and more amenities than before,
yet with a starting price that is significantly lower than the outgoing model."
The new Forester is available in the 2.5-liter naturally
aspirated (available in three trim levels) and 2.5-liter
turbo models (available in two trims).
This third-generation Forester is a total re-design of
the award-winning crossover utility vehicle (CUV). The
2009 Forester builds upon its predecessor's reputation
as an icon of safety, dependability and versatility. The
new-generation model projects a bolder, more SUV-like
design and making a major leap in safety technology,
comfort, refinement and driving dynamics.
As with all Subaru models, the new Forester comes
equipped as standard with Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive.
An all-new platform featuring a 3.6 inch longer
wheelbase (now 103.0 inches) and the double-wishbone
rear suspension improves crash-worthiness and at the
same time provides crisper handling and increased
interior space and cargo room. The 2009 Forester blends
interior versatility with passenger car comfort,
handling and fuel efficiency.
All new Forester models for 2009 will feature standard
side-curtain airbags with a rollover sensor, and Vehicle
Dynamics Control (VDC) stability and traction control
system as standard on all models for the first time.
With the Subaru Dynamic Chassis Control Concept (Subaru
DC3), Subaru has optimized all elements of the
Forester's chassis to deliver a better balance of ride,
handling response and overall traction performance than
that offered by competitive vehicles. A new,
high-strength body structure, standard Symmetrical
All-Wheel Drive, VDC and four-wheel disc ABS brakes with
the Brake Assist safety system all contribute to make
the New Forester a real competitor in the SUV class.
A Subaru Forester Diesel version is also available.