Subaru Reveals All-New 2014 Forester Crossover SUV; New Model to Make North American Debut at Los Angeles Auto Show

 Subaru Reveals All-New 2014 Forester Crossover SUV; New Model to Make North
                   American Debut at Los Angeles Auto Show

PR Newswire

CHERRY HILL, N.J., Oct. 31, 2012

CHERRY HILL, N.J., Oct. 31, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Subaru of America, Inc. today
released the first official photos of the all-new 2014 Forester crossover SUV,
which will make its North American debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show. The new
Forester combines a bolder profile than before while offering a roomier
interior with virtually the same footprint as the previous model.

(Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20121031/PH04129 )
(Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080325/SUBARULOGO )

The fourth generation of Subaru's popular Forester will offer a new 2.0-liter
direct-injection turbocharged BOXER^® engine producing 250 horsepower. The
standard naturally aspirated 2.5-liter BOXER engine debuted in the outgoing
Forester model. Fuel economy will be higher across the line with the debut of
a new six-speed manual transmission and available Lineartronic^® continuously
variable transmissions (CVT).

The all-new five-passenger 2014 Forester preserves the optimal blend of SUV
capability and car-like ride and handling that have made the Forester one of
the Subaru brand's best-selling models for the past 15 years. Refined (or New)
suspension system delivers agile handling and a highly compliant ride quality.
Generous 8.7 inches of ground clearance enhances off-pavement driving
capability.

The 2014 Forester will offer an exceptionally roomy interior, featuring
increased rear seat legroom, and an enlarged cargo area. In-demand
infotainment features will be offered, including smartphone integration,
navigation, rear view camera, and harman/kardon^® premium audio amplifier and
speakers.

Basic Vehicle Specifications

                        2.5-liter 4-cylinder BOXER, naturally aspirated

                        170 hp @ 5,800 rpm 174 lb.-ft. peak torque @ 4,100 rpm

Engine types and output 2.0-liter 4-cylinder BOXER, direct fuel injection,
                        turbocharging, intercooler

                        250 hp @ 5,600 rpm* 258 lb.-ft. peak torque @
                        2,000-4,800 rpm
                        2.5-liter models: 6-speed manual or Lineartronic CVT
Transmission
                        2.0-liter turbo: high-torque CVT with 6-speed and
                        8-speed manual modes and Hill Descent Control
Drivetrain              Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive standard for all models
Wheelbase               103.9 in.
Vehicle length          180.9 in.
Vehicle height          68.2 in (with roof rails)
Vehicle width           70.7 in.
                        2.5-liter: 17 x 7 in. aluminum alloy with 225/60 R17
                        all-season
Wheels/tires
                        2.0-liter turbo: 18 x 7 in. aluminum alloy with 225/55
                        R18 all-season

* With premium grade gasoline

About Subaru of America, Inc.
Subaru of America, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Fuji Heavy Industries
Ltd. of Japan. Headquartered in Cherry Hill, N.J., the company markets and
distributes Subaru Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive vehicles, parts and accessories
through a network of more than 600 dealers across the United States. All
Subaru products are manufactured in zero-landfill production plants and Subaru
of Indiana Automotive Inc. is the only U.S. automobile production plant to be
designated a backyard wildlife habitat by the National Wildlife Federation.
For additional information visit http://www.subaru.com.

"Subaru", "BOXER", "Forester", all model names, and the Subaru logo are
registered trademarks of the Subaru subsidiary of Fuji Heavy Industries, Ltd,
Japan.

Other trademarks and trade names are those of their respective owners.

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Contact: Dominick Infante
         Subaru of America, Inc.
         856-488-8615
         dinfante@subaru.com
         Jessica Tullman
         Subaru of America, Inc.
         310-352-4400
         jtullman@subaru.com

SOURCE Subaru of America, Inc.

Website: http://www.subaru.com
 
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