2019 Subaru Forester officially revealed at the 2018 New York International Auto Show. The fifth generation Subaru SUV will come in Standard, Premium, Limited, and Touring trims, along with a new Sport trim.
The manufacturer claims that this new addition to the SUV family is based on the company’s latest global platform (SGP). All-new Subaru Forester is powered by 2.5-liter four-cylinder Boxer engine which is 90 percent new, compared to the previous 2.5-liter unit. The plant makes 182 horsepower and 176 lb-ft. of torque supported by the standard Lineartronic CV.
Subaru comes with DriverFocus which is a monitoring system that uses facial recognition software to recognize signs of fatigue or distraction. The system can also identify up to five drivers and their presets for seat position, infotainment, and climate.
Besides, the car also packs features such as Adaptive Cruise Control, Sway Warning, Collision Throttle Management, Lead Vehicle Start Alert, Automatic Pre-Collision Braking, Lane Departure, and Lane Keep Assist. Additional features are Blind Spot Detection, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Reverse Automatic Braking and Lane Change Assist. The higher trim packages have Steering Responsive Headlights, Trailer Stability Assist, and High Beam Assist.
You will find non-safety techs such as Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, Bluetooth capability, phone connectivity, audio streaming, and SiriusXM. There are a built-in and voice-activated navigation system and eight-inch, high-resolution touchscreen. The car is available in three colors: Jasper Green Metallic, Horizon Blue Pearl, and Crimson Red Pearl.
The all-new Subaru Forester will go on sale in the US later this year and it is expected to be available for European buyers before the end of 2018.