The Subaru Forester has been upgraded for 2016 to ensure the model maintains its status as one of the most capable and versatile SUVs in its class.
Subaru says the 2016 model-year upgrades to the Forester result in improved safety, convenience, comfort and refinement.
The upgraded Forester will go on sale here soon. Following unchanged pricing announcements in the UK for the upgraded models, it is hoped prices will remain similar here too.
Every Forester is equipped with two core Subaru technologies: symmetrical all-wheel-drive which provides surefootedness in all conditions; 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 with a new ‘wing’ motif grille mesh, while the front bumper has been reshaped and now features new L-shaped chrome trim adding greater visual volume to the lower part of the Forester’s ‘face’. The change is designed to emphasise the car’s relatively low centre of gravity, wide stance and innate stability.
The wraparound headlamps – retaining Subaru’s signature ‘hawk-eye’ shape – feature a new black base paint finish for a sharper appearance. The 2016 model is also fitted with new LED combination lamps at the rear.
Inside the cabin, new materials and technologies have been introduced to further modernise the interior and introduce a higher-quality look and feel, while still retaining the functionality for which the Forester is renowned.
Subaru says 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 – including a new brown leather option. Following the adoption of Subaru’s new seven-inch touchscreen infotainment and navigation system in 2015, the changes to the 2016 Subaru Forester are designed to further improve the quality, look, and feel of the cabin.
Additional soundproofing measures for significantly improved refinement and safety improvements include the adoption of new headlamp technologies which include LED lights with an adaptive front lighting system.
Finally, the 2016 Subaru Forester features a range of modifications to improve ride quality and agility, and ensure greater refinement for passengers.