Subaru boxer celebrations come with special Forester in the UK image

The sport utility vehicle is one of the main reasons why the Japanese brand is so popular in the United States – where it posts huge sales numbers and has achieved a cult status.

But the spacious compact SUV is not only one of the more capable off-road representatives out there, it’s also among the vehicles that use a four-cylinder boxer engine. And the Japanese automaker has recently celebrated the 50 years anniversary – the half century threshold is also celebrated in the UK via a special series Forester. It wears a completely mind boggling name – Forester Special Edition – but will have a big exclusivity rate because just 100 units will be sold from September. Pricing kicks off at £29, 995 for the petrol Lineartronic version, with the Diesel variant costing at least £31,495.

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The Forester Special Edition in UK has the XC Premium trim as the base, and tops that out with £1,500 of additional equipment free of charge. The owners can get it with a bespoke Hunter Green Metallic hue, brown leather seats with brown leather interior door grips and other amenities. Among them we could mention the 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system, Subaru Starlink, satellite navigation, Hill Descent Control and the Subaru X-Mode. The 2.0-liter turbo diesel packs 147 PS (145 bhp) and 350 Nm (258 lb-ft) of torque, with the 2.0-liter turbocharged gasoline version boasting 240 PS.