The Subaru Forester has been upgraded for 2016 with improved safety, convenience, comfort and refinement. The updated model will go on sale across Subaru’s UK dealer network next month. Pricing remains unchanged for all trim levels in the updated Forester line-up, with the diesels starting from £26,995.
Every Forester is equipped with two core Subaru technologies: Symmetrical All-Wheel-Drive and the latest-generation four-cylinder ‘Boxer’ engines, contributing to the low centre of gravity beneficial to balance, road holding and handling.
The 2016 Subaru Forester has had an exterior and interior refresh. At the front of the car, the Forester’s distinctive hexagonal grille has been updated and the front bumper has been reshaped. The wraparound headlamps – retaining Subaru’s signature ‘hawk-eye’ shape – feature a new black base paint finish for a sharper appearance.
Inside the cabin, new materials and technologies have been introduced to modernise the interior and introduce a higher-quality look and feel. The interior is finished with a higher proportion of soft-touch materials, new piano black and metallic trim, higher-resolution TFT displays and new cloth and leather upholstery options.
Thicker glass has been applied to every door and the front quarter lights at the base of the A-pillar, reducing the ingress of wind ‘rush’ and other noises into the cabin. The seals around the window frames in the doors use a new, more sound-absorbent material to further reduce noise levels and additional soundproofing material has been added around the dashboard.
The 2016 Forester also adopts new headlamp technologies which include LED lights with Adaptive Front Lighting System. The new Adaptive Front Lighting System allows the headlamps to rotate left or right into corners as the driver turns the wheel.
The 2016 Subaru Forester features a range of suspension and steering modifications to improve ride quality and agility, and ensure greater refinement for passengers.
The range of engines remains unchanged for the 2016 Forester; diesels keep the 145 bhp 2.0D turbo-diesel unit from Subaru’s FB family of engines. A six-speed manual transmission is fitted as standard on 2.0D models, with an optional Lineartronic CVT automatic transmission.
Prices of the diesel models are as follows:
2.0D XC £26,995
2.0D XC Lineartronic £28,495
2.0D XC Premium £29,495
2.0D XC Premium Lineartronic £30,995