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Tony O'Kane | Sep, 10 2014 | 12 Comments

Subaru has revealed a sportier take on the Forester that could be the prelude to a performance-focused SUV to sit above the existing turbocharged Forester XT.

Displayed at the Suzuka round of Japan's Super GT championship, the Forester STI tS Concept augments the Forester XT's bumpers and bodywork with a front chin spoiler, side skirts and a rear under-bumper extension, as well as STI lightweight alloys.

There's also a liberal application of STI badges both inside and out, with plenty of red contrast stitching in the cabin and a bright red engine start button.

The ride height is lower than a regular Forester, but Subaru doesn't make any mention of mechanical changes and the presence of a standard CVT gearshifter suggests there are none for this concept.

However if it were to be greenlit, one would reasonably assume that the STI suffix would bring an appropriate increase in performance. The WRX STI's 221kW/407Nm 2.5 litre turbo four is a solid candidate for a Forester transplant.

Failing that, the WRX's 197kW/350Nm 2.0 turbo boxer engine would also supply a handy increase over the Forester XT's 177kW/350Nm powerplant, while also bringing the option of a family-friendly automatic transmission.

Will Subaru build it though? That depends on how the public reacts to the Forester STI tS Concept. What say you?

[Images: Response.jp]

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