The Subaru Forester has just been added a version using a turbocharged 1.8L engine, with a capacity of 174 horsepower and 300 Nm of torque
The 5th generation Subaru Forester launched in 2018, is powered by naturally aspirated engines and hybrid engines. This used to disappoint users because the previous generation still had a turbocharged engine.
To meet market demand, Subaru has just added a turbocharged version to the Forester SUV line. New version launched in Japan named Forester Sport. The car is priced from 3,289 million yen.
The previous two 4-cylinder engines, the FA20F 2.0L (from WRX) and the FA24F 2.4L (from Ascent), have been removed. Instead, a 1.8-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder engine, shared with the new generation Levorg model, has a capacity of 174 horsepower from 5,200-5,600 rpm, torque of 300 Nm from 1,600-3,600 rpm.
For comparison, the former Forester’s FB25 2.5L engine makes 182 hp and 239 Nm of torque, while the 2.0L FB20 engine produces 154 hp and 196 Nm of torque. The hybrid version “e-Boxer” uses the FB20D 2.0L engine with a capacity of 143 hp and 188 Nm of torque, accompanied by an electric motor with 13.4 hp and 65 Nm of torque.
Like most Subaru models, the Forester Sport uses a Lineartronic CVT transmission, a 4-wheel drive system. More specific performance information has yet to be announced, but the new turbocharged engine is expected to be more powerful than previous engine options.
In terms of appearance, the Subaru Forester Sport is equipped with a black grille, gray painted fog lamps, the same color as the rearview mirror cladding and side panels.
In addition, the Subaru Forester Sport is also equipped with 18-inch dark-painted wheels, the rear bumper is reworked, and the rear glass rim is decorated. The dual exhaust system is the highlight at the rear, along with a redesigned diffuser.
Inside, the SUV has leather and suede seats and black or silver contrast stitching. The watch cluster incorporates a digital sports display. Other highlights include leather steering wheel and brake pedals, aluminum accelerator.