Subaru’s popular midsize SUV – the Forester – will be back in showrooms later this year boasting extra tech at the price of around $2000 extra
Subaru Australia has made some minor spec tweaks to the Forester, which placed third in the recent Chasing Cars midsize SUV megatest, while increasing the price of entry to $37,890 before on-road costs for the base 2.5i variant – a bump of $1900.
At the other end of the spectrum, the range-topping petrol-electric Forester Hybrid L now starts $2150 higher at $49,340 before on-road costs. A full price list can be found at the end of this article.
Subaru Australia has cited increased material, logistics and production costs as pressures leading to the price increase.
Subaru Australia has made some slight tweaks to the Forester. An auto-dimming rear-view mirror for up-spec 2.5i Sport, 2.5i L, and Hybrid L Forester grades.
A new paint colour – Sapphire Blue Pearl – is available on the adventure-focused Sport grade that features water-repellent upholstery.
Aside from those minor tweaks the Forester continues with the choice of a 136kW/239Nm 2.5-litre flat-four engine across the range.
A hybrid powertrain that produces 110kW and 196Nm continues to be available on S and L grade Foresters.
All Foresters utilise a CVT transmission that sends power to all four wheels via Subaru’s symmetrical AWD system.
Subaru Australia is taking orders for the 2023 Forester now, with customer deliveries estimated to begin in the fourth quarter (October-December) 2022.
All prices listed are before on-road costs.
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