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22nd October, 2010

A Subaru Forester show car, known as Forester S-Edition, with some strong clues pointing to a new sportier model has been unveiled, ahead of the intended release of a new production variant for next year.

The Forester S-Edition’s turbocharged 2.5 litre 193 Kilowatt engine is 24 kW more powerful than the Forester XT and produces 347 Newtonmetres of torque, up 27 Nm.

Other significant additions include:

  • Paddleshift five-speed automatic gearbox
  • Revised sports suspension
  • Variable Torque Distribution (VTD) All-Wheel Drive
  • Exclusive styling accents
  • STI 17-inch high lustre alloy wheels
  • Alcantara seat trim with S-Edition logos
  • Drilled alloy pedals
  • Luminescent instruments with centre design unique to the model
  • Forester S-Edition badging

Nick Senior, Managing Director, Subaru Australia, said: “It points towards an exciting development in our Forester range early next year.”

The unveiling of the Forester S-Edition follows Subaru’s recent announcement of its first all-new engine in 21 years will debut on normally aspirated Foresters in Australia in early 2011.

The third-generation four cylinder horizontally opposed Boxer engine will launch as a 2.5 litre in Australia.

It features a longer stroke, compact combustion chamber and lighter moving parts.


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