Forester, a compact crossover is struggling in the market to survive and the sale is nearly halved. With 2018 Subaru Forester, a new goal may be attained.
The new Forester will come with a different look is anticipated. The new upcoming Forester will have nothing in common as its older model. It will have a new modular global architecture and it is expected to be more impressive. The likelihood is that the upcoming Forester will come without extraordinary changes in the engine range and appearance. The new Subaru Forester 2018 will have the identical Boxer 4-cylinder engine with varying relocation figures featuring a symmetrical AWD system.
Will be any redesign changes on the new Subaru Forester 2018?
There are some interesting rumors about 2018 Subaru Forester exterior that it will come with a new platform such that it will be more rigid in comparison to the previous Forester. The biggest change is the new materials that will make it lighter and naturally improve the fuel economy. The upcoming Subaru Forester is anticipated with a new design taking a lot from the new Impreza. There are five trim levels available for new 2018 Forester: 2.5i, 2.5i Premium, 2.5i Limited, 2.5i Touring and 2.0XT Premium.
The car looks may be similar to the XV concept and to share the front end. Nevertheless, the Forester will have a boxier shape ensuring more space inside the cabin. The headlights turn and change to low on noticing a vehicle on the street. The taillights have u-formed bulges underlining the backdrop illumination general style. 17-inch aluminum alloy wheels are standard for 2.5i Premium and Limited trim levels while 2.0XT models starts with 18-inch wheels.
Interior of the new Subaru crossover SUV will improve comfort
The interior begins with the cabin and it is anticipated to be more interesting. The 2018 Subaru Forester will move away from the dull gray color of the current model. The alleged cabin will come fitted with fewer buttons is expected and will be more functional. Buyers can find the new Impreza features available inside the upcoming Forester. It will share few parts and keep the dashboard minimalist with large screen at the center. There will be a new set of features and noticeable space. The interior will have 7 inch touch screen, adjustable headlights and daytime led running lights.
When it comes to safety features the next generation of Forester will be equipped with EyeSight Driver Assist Technology that integrates couple safety systems, such as Automatic Pre-Collision Braking, Adaptive Cruise Control, Lane Departure system with Sway Warning. If some sway is detected there is also Lane Keep Assist system which guides smoothly car to the line center. For improved safety there are Rear Cross Traffic Alert and Blind Spot Detection.
Same engine lineup under the hood
The debates on the engine for the new Subaru Forester 2018 is going on and there are no indications of the new engine to be introduced. So, this means it will have the 2.0-liter and the 2.5-liter to continue to power this compact crossover. The standard engine is the 2.5-liter naturally aspirated four-cylinder flat, that generates 170 horsepower and 174 lb-ft of torque. Standard gearbox for this base engine is 6-speed manual while CVT transmission is available as an option. With manual transmission fuel economy is rated at 22 mpg in the city and 28 mpg on the highway while CVT gearbox improves fuel efficiency by 4 figures: 26 / 32 / 28 mpg (city / hwy / combined).
The second option is turbocharged, and it can deliver more power and torque. The 2.0-liter turbo engine offers output of 250 hp and torque of 258 lb-ft. Standard transmission for this powertrain is CVT automatic that offers 6-speed and 8-speed manual modes. The fuel consumption is not known, but it should be around its predecessor figures. The 2017-year model has fuel economy rated at 25 mpg of combined driving while it is 23 mpg in the city and 27 mpg on the highway.
There are indications of coming equipped with a 1.6 liter, however nothing is announced. The same goes with the driving system and the transmission. However, changes in the driving system are not expected and so the new Forester will come with AWD again is rumored.
2018 Subaru Forester XT release date and price
Unfortunately, no clear indications are available about the launch of the new 2018 Subaru Forester. An assumption is that the release will not take place before 2017 end. On the other hand, pricing for the base model should start around $23,500. The top model, 2.0XT Touring, will have highest price and it will be around $35,000. This makes it competitive to other cars in its class, such as Honda CR-V, Hyundai Santa Fe, Ford Escape and Chevy Equinox.