Mike Stevens | Jun 6, 2012

Subaru Australia has announced release of its Forester X special-edition SUV in Luxury trim, adding a number of new features to the existing 'X' package.

In X Luxury Edition form, the strong-selling Forester picks up leather trim, 16-inch alloy wheels, front fog-lights, front seat heaters, front wiper de-icers and heated door mirrors.

Priced at $32,990 (recommended drive-away price) for the manual version, the launch X Luxury Edition follows the January debut of the $30,990 Forester X package.

As with the Forester X, the Luxury Edition is powered by Subaru's 2.5 litre four-cylinder boxer petrol engine, delivering 126kW and 235Nm of torque.

Fuel consumption is listed at 9.3 l/100km for both the auto and manual variants.

All Australian Subaru models currently carry 5-star ANCAP crash safety ratings, and the Forester X Luxury Edition also features the DataDot security package.

The Forester remains a top-selling model in the Subaru family, with 1109 Forester SUVs sold in Australia in May, behind the RAV4 (1356), the X-Trail (1518), and the now segment-leading Mazda CX-5 (1680).

NOTE: RDP includes the vehicle price, registration, stamp duty, CTP insurance cost estimate (based on private purchaser with good driving record) and a recommended charge for dealer delivery. RDP is not applicable to business or government buyers. Final on road costs could vary according to individual circumstances and actual driveaway price may vary between Retailers.

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