It seems that car manufacturers are always racing to come up with a new and improved version of their models every year. Cars lose their value as soon as they are sold and driven out of the lot so it is important to get the best car that you can get, a model with quality and aesthetics that are somewhat timeless by SUV standards. The 2018 Subaru Forester will be launched on the heels of the 2017 model which some people have not seen yet. Those in the know say there isn’t a lot of design difference between the two models was far as looks go which then leaves the answer of what new technology has been incorporated, what the powertrain will be or whether any changes will warrant any excitement. There are significant changes.
2018 Subaru Forester – Redesign Feature
There are some notable changes to the exterior. The design was based on the VIZIV 2 concept that was first availed at the 2014 Geneva international show. The concept features a four-door body with a sporty utility cabin and a revolutionary hybrid engine with an all wheel drive system. The car itself is lighter than its predecessors but the dimensions are slightly bigger than the 2016 or 2017 Subaru Forester. The 2018 Subaru Forester has a new grille and a tougher looking bumper which makes it look more rugged. The headlights and taillights have also been modified with HID lighting technology that automatically turns on in response to changing light conditions. The 2018 Subaru Forester is fitted with 18-inch alloy wheels.
The interior design has not changed much from the previous model except it is a little bit more luxurious, has quality upholstery that goes well with the shiny fitting on the dash and along the doors. The steering wheel is lighter, making it easy to drive. The car has the latest infotainment systems and touchscreen control features, which make the dashboard look more futuristic. Subaru has always put emphasis on safety in their designs and the 2018 Subaru Forester is no different. It is fitted with Subaru’s Starlink Safety Plus system that has features like driver assistance, collision detection, a vehicle security alarm and a health report that warn drivers of problems that might affect the car’s performance.
2018 Subaru Forester – Under the Hood
For a while now the forester models have come with a 4 cylinder, 2.5 liter engine that produces 170 horsepower. That has become the standard engine for Subaru SUVs but there is an optional 2.0 liter turbocharged diesel engine contrast to the new design, the 2017 Subaru Forester won’t change a lot under the hood. The mid-sized crossover will continue to use the same engines, which should be boosted a bit. A 2.5-liter four cylinder Boxer engine that currently develops 170 horses should get 10 to 20 hp, while a turbocharged 2.0 engine will carry on with an output of 250 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque. The 2017 Forester will be offered with both six-speed manual and continuously variable transmission (CVT). As for the hybrid, don’t expect to see it this time. The carmaker will try to offer it with the next-generation Forester.
2018 Subaru Forester – Price and Expected Release Date
Buyers might be more curious as the company has not also announced the official price list of the SUV Forester. Just wait and keep reading to see any information of the car’s updates and upgrades. The due date of the 2018 Subaru Forester on show is still covert. Some predict that the detailed information of this stunning SUV will be spread up in one of auto exhibition.