2016 Subaru Forester (facelift) revealed via scanned brochure – Report
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Features minor cosmetic changes.
Subaru is currently prepping a facelift for the Subaru Forester, roughly three years after it was launched in Japan. This has been conveyed via scanned images of a brochure, which detail the changes of the facelift.
The changes attributed to the facelift are minimal. It gets updated headlights with LED technology, a sportier front fascia with a redesigned front bumper and larger foglamp enclosures and a silver skid plate. The S-Limited variant comes with a more aggressive fascia, featuring a gaping radiator grille, faux intake slashes on either side of the bumper, chrome foglamp bezels and redesigned taillights.
As for the interior, the only changes seen are a new three-spoke steering wheel design with buttons, an updated instrument cluster and new trim options for the dashboard. The “Eyesight” package adds features like Pre-Collision Braking System, Pre-Collision Throttle Management, Adaptive Cruise Control, and Lane Departure with Sway Warning.
It’s unclear if Subaru has made revisions to the engine lineup. The Forester is currently offered with a 2.0-liter boxer engine capable of 148 PS and 196 Nm of torque. The unit is mated to a Lineartronic CVT and all-wheel drive system. It is capable of returning 16 km/l (JC08 cycle).
The brochure also reveals the prices of the 2016 Subaru Forester. The top-end 2.0iL Eyesight S-Limited costs 2,894,400 yen, while the base 2.0iL is priced at 2,581,200 yen. Adding the Eyesight package to the latter variant will lift the price to 2,689,200 yen.
2016 Subaru Forester brochure scans – Image Gallery
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