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Subaru reveals all-new 2014 Forester


MISSISSAUGA, ON, Nov. 1, 2012 /CNW/ - Subaru Canada, Inc. (SCI) today released the first official photos of the all-new 2014 Forester, which will make its public debut in Japan on November 13, followed by its North American premiere at the Los Angeles auto show in late November and Canadian introduction at the Montreal auto show in January. The new Subaru Forester will maintain its true SUV characteristics with a bolder profile than before, while offering a roomier interior with increased rear-seat legroom and an enlarged cargo area with virtually the same dimensional footprint as the outgoing model.

The all-new Subaru Forester is the fourth generation to feature Subaru's celebrated symmetrical full-time All-Wheel Drive system. Subaru's popular Forester will also continue to offer its 2.5-litre naturally aspirated SUBARU BOXER engine as well as a new 2.0-litre direct-injection turbocharged version, producing 250 horsepower. Fuel economy improves across the lineup with the introduction of a new six-speed manual transmission and available Lineartronic CVT (continuously variable transmission).

The all-new five-passenger 2014 Subaru Forester preserves the optimal blend of capability and spirited handling that have made it one of Subaru's best-selling models for the past 15 years. Refined suspension delivers sharper handling as well as comfortable ride quality, helping the Forester out-handle ordinary SUVs. A generous 220 millimetres of ground clearance enhances off-pavement driving capability.

Along with its exceptionally roomy interior, the 2014 Subaru Forester will include convenience and entertainment features including smartphone integration, navigation, rear-view camera and harman/kardon premium audio amplifier and speakers.

Look for the 2014 Subaru Forester to be available in early 2013.

Basic Vehicle Specifications

_____________________________________________________________________ |Engine types and output|2.5-litre 4-cylinder SUBARU BOXER, naturally | | |aspirated | | |170 hp @ 5,800 rpm 174 lb.-ft. peak torque | | |@ 4,100 rpm | | |2.0-litre 4-cylinder SUBARU BOXER, direct | | |fuel injection, turbocharged, intercooled | | |250 hp @ 5,600 rpm* 258 lb.-ft. peak torque| | |@ 2,000-4,800 rpm | |_______________________|_____________________________________________| |Transmission |2.5-litre naturally aspirated models: 6-speed| | |manual or Lineartronic CVT | | |2.0-litre turbocharged models: high-torque | | |CVT with 6-speed and 8-speed manual modes and| | |Hill Descent Control | |_______________________|_____________________________________________| |Drivetrain |Standard Subaru symmetrical full-time | | |All-Wheel Drive | |_______________________|_____________________________________________| |Wheelbase |2640 mm | |_______________________|_____________________________________________| |Vehicle length |4595 mm | |_______________________|_____________________________________________| |Vehicle height |1735 mm (with roof rails) | |_______________________|_____________________________________________| |Vehicle width |1795 mm | |_______________________|_____________________________________________| |Wheels/tires |2.5-litre naturally aspirated: 17 x 7 in. | | |steel wheels with P225/60 R17 all-season | | |tires | | |2.0-litre turbocharged: 18 x 7 in. aluminum | | |alloy with P225/55 R18 all-season tires | |_______________________|_____________________________________________|

* With premium grade gasoline, which is recommended but not required.

About Subaru Canada, Inc. Subaru Canada, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd. of Japan. Headquartered in Mississauga, Ontario, the company markets and distributes Subaru vehicles, parts and accessories through a network of over 85 authorized dealers across Canada. For more information, please visit www.subaru.ca or www.pr.subaru.ca.

Joe Felstein or Julie Lychak               (905) 568-4959     

Amyot Bachand Media Relations, Quebec Region (514) 691-9276

Image with caption: "2014 Subaru Forester (CNW Group/Subaru Canada Inc.)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20121101_C4092_PHOTO_EN_20000.jpg

Image with caption: "2014 Subaru Forester (CNW Group/Subaru Canada Inc.)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20121101_C4092_PHOTO_EN_20002.jpg

SOURCE: Subaru Canada Inc.

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CO: Subaru Canada Inc. ST: Ontario NI: AUT NP

-0- Nov/01/2012 15:08 GMT

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