2013 Subaru Forester Revealed In Leaked Brochure Images

Mike Stevens | Sep 25, 2012

Subaru's brand-new 2014 Forester SUV has been given an early unveiling this week, thanks to a new set of leaked brochure images out of Japan.

The images reveal that the fourth generation of Subaru's trusty wagon will smooth out the styling of the current model, while taking cues from the new Liberty and Impreza models.

Obtained by enthusiast site CarScoop, the images follow spy photos published earlier this year and offer the first unfettered look at the new Forester.

According to these pages, the new Forester is larger all-round than its predecessor, riding on a 2640mm wheelbase (up 25mm), while measuring 4595mm long (35mm), 1795mm tall (15mm) and 1695mm wide (20mm).

The big new body will ensure improved space in the cabin, including a larger storage area, now listed at 488 litres (or 505 litres depending on translation) with the rear seats up - compared to 450 litres in the current model.

As revealed in the earlier spy photos, the interior of the new Forester follows the formula of the current model: that is, copy the Impreza's dash over to the larger SUV and resize to suit.

In Japan, the Forester's engine options will include a pair of 2.0 litre petrol boxer engines: the Impreza's naturally-aspirated 110kW unit, and the other a turbocharged version producing 205kW.

Transmissions will include a CVT automatic and a six-speed manual.

As with the current model, we can likely expect the Australian-delivered Forester to feature Subaru's 2.5 litre 126kW/235Nm boxer, along with the updated 108kW 2.0 litre diesel.

The new Forester is expected to hit the Japanese market in the coming months, making its way to Australia in the new year.

Watch for an announcement on local details in the coming months.

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  • Tarquin Hair Artiste says,
    2 years ago
    1 like
    More inept styling from Subaru. This looks so derivative and weak.
  • MEGB says,
    2 years ago
    Ugly as SubaruS
  • Balthazaaaaaaaargh says,
    2 years ago
    5 likes
    What a bloody surprise that the haters would roll out... You understand that most buyers don't want incredible amazing innovative unique styling, right? Do some market research. They only want safe styling and reliable engineering.
    • Guest says,
      2 years ago
      3 likes
      Ssangyong have pretty good reliable engineering (from what I see). Why aren't people flocking to them?
      • Balthazaaaaaaaargh says,
        2 years ago
        4 likes
        Fair point. I'll add a third factor then; a solid history and brand strength.
        • joe says,
          2 years ago
          1 like
          lol idiot, people buy subaru because they are sheep. Nothing more.
          • Andy says,
            2 years ago
            You realise that not every person out there sees cars through the eyes of a motoring enthusiast, right? For many, a car is merely an appliance - this is where the majority of the market lies. Subaru (and the likes, including Toyota, etc) is percipient of this.
    • Tarquin Hair Artiste says,
      2 years ago
      1 like
      I own a Subaru, and I assure you the ownership experience and the ugly styling mean I won't be back for seconds.
  • Smart us says,
    2 years ago
    2 likes
    outback is still the best subaru out there
  • 5valvepercylinder
    5 valve per cylinder says,
    2 years ago
    6 likes
    The Forester always relied and shared a lot of parts with the Impreza only now it's gone further and plastered on it's trademark new face with a different take on the lower half, which I think works.
    I'm sure it will be as popular and reliable as ever.
  • Roger says,
    2 years ago
    2 likes
    When I saw the price of Forester, I nearly fell off my chair. In the upper brackets this vehicle sells for as much as a Prado. Mind you, their entire range is overpriced and in most cases underpowered.
  • Hammer says,
    2 years ago
    1 like
    Again, looks like someone was on the sake when this one was designed....and worse...approved for production. cool
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