After 3 years of launch, the current generation Subaru Forester continues to be supplemented with an upgraded mid-life version (facelift). The first market to receive the new version of this C-sized SUV is Japan.
It is expected that Subaru will start accepting deposits from customers who want to buy the Forester 2021 from August this year. In the Japanese market, Subaru Forester 2021 has a total of 4 equipment versions, including Touring, X-Break, Advance and Sport.
Entering the new version, Subaru Forester has been significantly improved in exterior design. This is clearly shown in the front end design with new headlights. Compared to the old version, the headlights of the Subaru Forester 2021 are designed to be more vertical and more angular. In particular, the LED daytime running lights of the vehicle pull inward, creating a sense of connection with the prominent grille in the middle.
The grille of the Subaru Forester 2021 still has the same hexagonal design but comes with a different mesh. Similar to the old version, the grille also has 2 thick horizontal spokes, connected with the Subaru logo. However, in these 2 spokes appear 2 new chrome plated strips in the middle for decoration.
Next is the new front bumper, which protrudes more forward than the old version, helping to emphasize the bold design of the front end. Meanwhile, the rectangular cavity in the front bumper contains 3 horizontal spokes above and circular fog lights below. In the Sport version, the Subaru Forester 2021 will be equipped with vertical fog lights and no upper 3 spokes like in the other 3 versions.
Meanwhile, the central air cavity of the Subaru Forester 2021 is slightly improved to create depth. Below this air cavity is a silver panel, which gives the car a sporty and aggressive look.
Behind, the Subaru Forester 2021 seems unchanged in design. The car is still equipped with “C”-shaped taillights and the same rear fender.
Similarly, the interior of this C-sized SUV also retains the overall design of the old version. Depending on the version, Subaru will add new trim details and interior materials to the car.
In the Japanese market, Subaru Forester 2021 has 2 different engine options. The first is the e-Boxer hybrid powertrain for the Touring, X-Break and Advance models.
This powertrain includes a flat 4-cylinder, naturally aspirated, 2.0L gasoline engine, producing a maximum capacity of 143 horsepower at 6,000 rpm and maximum torque of 188 Nm at 6,000 rpm. engine 4,000 rpm. The engine combined with an electric motor has a maximum capacity of 13.4 horsepower and maximum torque of 65 Nm and a lithium-ion battery pack.
Particularly, the Sport version of the Subaru Forester 2021 line in the Japanese market will use a flat 4-cylinder, turbocharged, 1.8L petrol engine. Also used for the Subaru Levorg, this engine produces a maximum capacity of 174 hp at 5,200 – 5,600 rpm and a maximum torque of 300 Nm at 1,600 – 3,600 rpm.
Both engines are combined with Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive all-wheel drive system and Lineartronic CVT continuously variable transmission. The average fuel consumption of the 1.8L engine is 16.5 km / liter (6 liters / 100 km according to JC08 standards) or 13.6 km / liter (7.3 liters / 100 km according to WLTC standards).
Meanwhile, the e-Boxer powertrain only consumes an average of 18.6 km / liter of gasoline (about 5.3 liters / 100 km according to JC08 standards) or 14 km / liter (7.1 liters / 100 km). according to WLTC standards). In addition to the fuel-efficient engine, the e-Boxer engine versions of the Subaru Forester 2021 also have a grille that can be opened / closed and the e-Active Shift Control system helps improve engine braking performance when the vehicle is going downhill. .
In terms of equipment, the Subaru Forester 2021 Touring and X-Break versions come with 17-inch alloy wheels. The type used for 2 versions Sport and Advance is 18 inches. In addition, there are LED headlights with steering angle lighting, felt or leather seats and an electric sunroof.
Regardless of the equipment version, the Subaru Forester 2021 also has the standard EyeSight safety system. This safety technology package includes: