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Grip : GRIP December 2012
NEW FORESTER GRIP X-MODE DRIVES FORESTER TO NEW HEIGHTS SUBARU’S fourth generation Forester will be here in the new year, with a bold new look and multiple technical innovations including X-Mode for normally aspirated autos, providing excellent control on poor surfaces and hills. Subaru Managing Director, Nick Senior, said: “As we promised last year, the award-winning EyeSightTM driver assist system is now trickling down into other cars in our range, with Forester the latest beneficiary of this incredible technology. “New Forester offers a new level of specification that combines great comfort with genuine All-Wheel Drive ability. “That’s highlighted by X-Mode, which gives auto Forester drivers an even greater level of confidence on difficult surfaces and in challenging situations. “For many customers Forester represents the ultimate family car and with clever new features like the auto cargo door on premium variants and improved legroom, combined with Subaru’s safety credentials and a good deal of style, it’s the ideal vehicle.” The All-Wheel Drive icon, which has been a best-seller for Subaru since pioneering the Compact Sports Utility Vehicle class in 1997, is set to achieve new heights with an amazing array of new features, technologies and style, including: y X-Mode – offers confidence and control on difficult terrain, on LineartronicTM Continuously Variable Transmission models y EyeSightTM - award- winning driver assist system debuts in Forester 2.5i -S (option in 2.5i -L) y New LineartronicTM Continuously Variable Transmission – ultra efficient and quiet y New six-speed manual – available on entry-level Forester 2.0i and 2.0i-L y Amazing gains in fuel efficiency – up to 22.6 per cent improved, thanks to new generation engine efficiencies. New auto 12.9 per cent improvement over superseded four-speed auto y Lower emissions – up to 15 per cent less y Auto Stop Start – on all normally-aspirated petrol Foresters - major contributor to economy y Stronger more responsive suspension y Multi-Function Display – delivers new level of driver information y SI-Drive – matches performance to driving style in normally aspirated automatic Foresters y Powerful, sophisticated appearance with a sleek silhouette y Soft-touch high-quality interior trim – new level of refinement y Push button start on Forester 2.5i -S and 2.0D-S y New generation Active Torque Split All-Wheel Drive - for auto Foresters y Automatic cargo door – new convenience feature for Subaru, on Forester 2.5i -S and 2.0D-S y Increased cabin space – great comfort and convenience y Aerodynamic efficiency – Cd of just 0.33 y Seven airbags – introduction of driver’s knee airbag on every Forester y Stiffer, more responsive brakes - performance almost identical on wet and dry surfaces y Emphasis on the established Subaru traits of driving fun, quality, safety, security, durability and reliability combined with style. Pricing for new Forester will be released to the public in January 2013. INSIDE GRIP HOME PAGE FROM THE MD NEW FORESTER IN THE PRESS BRZ NEWS AFTERSALES PASSENGER VEHICLES TRENDS DEALER STATS NPS SCORES SPORT CONTACT GRIP
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