A new version of the Subaru Forester has been introduced to the US market. The newest version is equipped with a host of new features. All of the standard features from the Forester remain, such as manual transmission, airbags, and dual zone air conditioning. Newer models also have fingertip controls in the same locations as the steering wheel.
The all-new Forester has been developed for the all-electric vehicle market, specifically the SUV category. The new design flows well into the SUV trend, and it’s easy to see why. The new Subaru electric motor trend follows the all-time favorite theme of owning a car that can commute and hold power down in a low profile vehicle. It’s not only a safe vehicle, but it’s a very practical vehicle as well.
The new Subaru Forester is all set to revolutionize the vehicle market. The SUV segment is growing ever-larger in sales and Subaru is positioning itself to be the leader of this sector. The advent of plug-in hybrids and electric vehicles has left the SUV market with very little to offer. While this may seem like bad news to some consumers, Subaru sees this as an opportunity to enter an expanding market. The new Forester incorporates several technologies that will help it succeed in the electric vehicle (EV) industry.
New for the Forester, is a plug-in hybrid system. It uses the standard subwoofer and amplifier setup to power the head unit, transfer sound to the factory radio, and then send that sound wirelessly to the GPS unit to locate your car. This allows you to enjoy music or the latest traffic report without having to carry around a big piece of equipment. Using the factory stereo as a backup means that you have access to more quality sounds without the need to carry around yet another heavy duty device. Another benefit is that the Forester doesn’t use an additional entertainment system to supplement its 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine. This means that the factory stereo will play any song that you want regardless of whether you have cable TV or not.
One of the features on the Forester that set it apart from other vehicles is the continuously variable transmission. Consumers love a vehicle with this feature because it allows them to take their vehicles where they want to go with the assurance that their engine will not starve when they need to go on the freeway. When the continuously variable transmission was launched on the Forester, it featured four modes: Tour, Regular, Track and Cabriolet. The Cabriolet mode is similar to a sporty hybrid vehicle in that it allows the driver to shift gears manually and also accelerate and decelerate with a stronger response than standard transmission models.
A new feature on the Forester introduced by Subaru is the limited slip differential. This is a feature that allows the driver to choose between a manual or a dual-clutch transmission. Limited slip differential models came only with the 2.0 diesel models but they are now available in both types. This is an excellent feature that allows drivers to swap out their existing manual transmission for a powerful, electronically controlled clutch. This is particularly beneficial to drivers who enjoy driving high-performance vehicles that need all the help they can get.
Most Foresters now come standard with a built-in sound system that consists of a pair of woofers in the front along with a single horn located behind the driver’s seat. The front passengers’ sound system offers a mono sound that is perfectly blended with a properly matched subwoofer. Up until recently, the most popular style of Forester audio system was a traditional audio system with a fattening bass, however, Subaru has now released the RR (Rear Seat) sound system. RR systems offer better sound quality than many of the factory installed vehicles offered by the automaker.
All Foresters now offer the standard version of the popular Subaru All Season vehicle package, which offers everything from side airbags to front and rear seat side airbags as well as side curtain airbags, a remote start ignition, a front seat passenger side airbag, and a 3″ monitor. The Forester Tour Package adds a premium leather interior, a genuine hardtop with cupholders, and a genuine leather steering wheel. It also provides a standard LCD screen with navigation system, a front side airbag, and a passenger side floor mounted shock absorber. For the ultimate performance, add the Subaru Encore, a luxury sedan that offers the standard features of the All Season vehicle package.