The upcoming fourth generation of the Subaru Forester has been revealed in a leaked brochure.
The upcoming fourth generation of the Subaru Forester has been revealed in a leaked brochure that shows us the JDM version of the compact SUV. Chances are that there won’t be any major modifications when the global model will be launched. Japan will be the first country to get the new model this November, followed by North America next year where it will be sold as a 2014MY and Europe where it will go on sale as a 2013 model.
In comparison to the model it is about to replace, the new Forester is 35mm longer at 4,595mm (180,9 inches), 15mm taller at 1,795mm (70.7 inches) and 20mm wider at 1,695mm (66.7 inches). In addition, the wheelbase has also been extended by 25mm, now standing at 2,640mm (103.9 inches).
In terms of design, no real surprises as Subaru has decided to maintain the shape of a high-riding station wagon, but they did develop new front and rear lights, a smaller quarter window at the A-pillar’s base, as well as a bulging curve located on the lower area of the doors. Inside the cabin it looks pretty much the same as the Impreza and the XV.
The 2014 Subaru Forester will be available in Japan with a choice of two boxer engines, a 2.0-liter naturally-aspirated unit that generates 146 hp (108 kW) and a 2.0-liter twin-scroll turbocharged engine that pumps out 276 hp (205 kW). The first one can be linked to a six-speed manual or a CVT, while the latter will be available exclusively with a CVT.