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Grip : GRIP March 2013
WHAT’S IN THE PRESS GRIP CONTACT GRIP FORESTER CONTINUES TO IMPRESS THE Forester has continued to gain positive coverage, both online and in print, since it was launched onto the Australian market in January. Subaru Australia runs an ex tensive test drive program for the motoring media. Their drive impressions are sought by many who are contemplating what car to buy. Pleasingly, the Forester has continued to create a good impression. Below is some of what has been said about Forester and Forester XT, and even the making of the ad has been newsworthy. Check out the video below. Toby Hagon, Drive, Forester X “Sitting in the Forester gives a commanding view, but without feeling as though you’re perched up too high. Comfortable front seats seem relatively close to the floor, combining with the high roof (it’s one of the tallest compact SUVs) to boost the impression of space. “Even the rear headroom is adult-friendly, and it’s backed by above-average knee room, making it a comfortable car for four big people. “... the latest Forester reinforces its position towards the top of the compact-SUV ladder with a spacious, well-thought- out interior, great driving dynamics and keen pricing.” Murray Hubbard, Mister- cars.com, Forester XT “Clocking up almost 2000km in a couple of weeks in Subaru’s new Forester XT gives you a good idea whether you could live permanently with a vehicle. When many of those kilometres are on Western Australia’s long, straight outback roads with a sprinkling of city driving, gravel roads and a few windy bits thrown in, then it’s not too hard to draw a conclusion. Ours is pret ty simple: the new Forester XT sets new standards for the medium SUV segment in terms of performance, comfort and handling.” Jonathon Hawley, Drive, Forester diesel “Quiet, soft-riding, with decent fuel consumption and enough grunt at anything except low engine revs, it’s also largely a pleasure to drive. Those who are happy to change their own gears are going to enjoy it.” Murray Hubbard, Mister- cars.com, Forester XT “On WA’s excellent outback roads this AWD felt FORESTER TVC http://www.carsales.com.au/videos/ medium-4x4/subaru/forester/ making-of-the-new-subaru- forester-tvc-35110 supremely at home, chewing through kilometre after kilometre and spitting them out with passenger comfort on long-haul trips equal to, or better than, many luxury cars.” Peter Anderson, carsguide.com.au “Unless you think the XT is a high-riding WRX, the Forester is all the things that have made it a very important car to Subaru. As a torquey, quicker-than- average SUV with all the benefits of a big interior, five star safety and excellent of f-road performance, the Subaru stands alone. “And that’s what Subaru does - invents a niche and refines it, creating a fan base and then taking care of it. This one is a bit more grown-up, more refined, less characterful to drive, but ultimately, it takes the fight to its competition without compromising on what has made the Forester successful.” INSIDE GRIP HOME PAGE OUTBACK PRODUCT FINANCE WHAT’S IN THE PRESS PASSENGER VEHICLES AFTERSALES TRENDS DEALER STATS SPORT
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