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29 March 2018

Subaru Forester World Premier in New York

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The fifth generation of Subaru’s best-selling model, the Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive (AWD) Forester Sports Utility Vehicle (SUV), has been unveiled at New York International Auto Show.

The Subaru Forester will debut with a long list of new features, including the Driver Monitoring System (DMS) - Subaru’s first-ever driver recognition technology.

DMS will deliver a safer and more comfortable driving experience than ever before,  underlining Subaru’s top-of-class safety credentials.

It will also be the roomiest, most capable and most versatile Subaru Forester ever made.

Forester launches on the Subaru Global Platform (SGP) - which has already won accolades in Impreza and XV - and enhances comfort and safety even further.

Every Subaru Forester will be powered by the newly-enhanced direct-injection 2.5-litre horizontally opposed, normally aspirated, four-cylinder Boxer engine.

With around 90% new components, the engine offers the perfect balance of excellent driving and environmental performance.

Reverse Automatic Braking helps to avoid collisions when reversing and reduces damage in collisions.

Subaru Forester will also offer its roomiest cabin to date, with innovative packaging enhancing comfort and practicality.

The new model features packaging that allows all occupants to share comfort and enjoyment, balancing easy handling with a spacious interior, and user-friendly features including, the DMS.

Australian Forester specifications will be announced in the second half of 2018, with vehicles expected in showrooms around September.

New Subaru Forester is a key part of Subaru Corporation’s global strategy.

In line with Subaru’s “Dynamic x Solid,” design philosophy, the new design combines the hardiness of an SUV with user-friendly comfort and convenience.

The SGP is expected to achieve class-topping collision safety and hazard avoidance, along with handling that responds exactly as the driver intends, plus comfortable drivability.

Other core technologies include the latest generation of the award-winning EyeSight driver- assist system.

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