The new generation of the Subaru Forester has appeared in a brochure for the Japanese market, where the model will go on sale in mid-November.
The all-new Subaru Forester will be launched in Japan in mid-November, and right after that the model will go on sale in Europe, as a 2013 model year, followed by the United States as a 2014 model year. Rumors are saying that the new Subaru Forester is likely to be based on a revised version of the latest platform used by the Impreza. The upgraded Subaru Forester is 4,595 mm long *180.9 in), 1,795 mm tall (70.7 in) and 1,695 mm wide (66.7 in), with a wheelbase of 2,640 mm (103.9 in).
The numbers mentioned above are translated into 35 mm longer, 1,5 m taller and 20 mm wider, with a wheelbase 25 mm longer when compared to the current version. Subaru is offering two numbers of luggage space for the new Forester, 505 liters and 488 liters, but the company isn’t saying which is what. The interior design of the new Forester looks similar to the XV and to the new Imprezza and the exterior is coming with new lights at both ends, a small quarter window at the base of the A-pillar, along with new lines throughout the body.
Under the hood, the 2013 Subaru Forester is coming with the naturally aspirated 2.0 ltier engine, which is developing 146 HP, mated to either a 6-speed manual or to a CVT, along with a 2.0 liter twin-scroll turbocharged unit, producing 276 HP. These powerplants will be offered on the model’s local market, but in the U.S., the new Forester should come with the new 2.5 liter DOHC boxer engine producing 173 HP and 174 lb-ft of torque, while in Europe with a 2.0 liter petrol developing 146 HP, along with a diesel.
Source: Car Scoop