2016 Subaru Forester (facelift) in the metal - In Images

07/10/2015 - 13:57 | ,   | Aravind Jayachandran

Will make its global debut at the 2015 Tokyo Motor Show.

Live images of the facelifted 2016 Subaru Forester from a private showcase have emerged online, following its digital reveal on October 6. The SUV makes its global debut at the 2015 Tokyo Motor Show which starts on 28 October.

2016 Subaru Forester (facelift) front quarter in the metal

Changes in the facelifted Subaru Forester are minimal. It comes with an updated headlight clusters with LED lighting, a sportier front bumper, large foglamp enclosures and new alloy wheel designs. The S-Limited variant has a more aggressive front fascia featuring a gaping radiator grille, faux intake slashes on either side of the bumper, chrome foglamp bezels and redesigned taillights.

2016 Subaru Forester S-Limited (facelift) front in the metal

Inside, changes are limited to a new three-spoke steering wheel design with mounted buttons, an updated instrument cluster, and revised trim options for the dashboard. Opting for the "Eyesight" safety package adds features like Pre-Collision Braking System, Pre-Collision Throttle Management, Adaptive Cruise Control, and Lane Departure with Sway Warning.

2016 Subaru Forester (facelift) overview in the metal

Under the hood, the lower variants are powered by a 2.0-liter N/A 4-cylinder DOHC boxer engine, while higher variant pack the same engine, but with direct injection and turbocharging. Transmission options include a 6-speed MT or a Lineartronic CVT, while a symmetrical AWD system is standard on all variants.

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