The new 2014 Subaru Forester XT was spotted in Japan

Posted on Monday, 29 October 2012 , 14:10:31 byDan

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The new 2014 Subaru Forester XT was spotted in Japan


So far, the new Subaru Forester is a mystery for us. Yes, it is true, several details leaked, but still there are a lot of things we do not know on the matter. In the photo gallery you can see the next Subaru photographed in a parking lot in Japan, apparently. Different sources indicate the fact that the new model will be sold as a 2014 model in North America. Fortunately we had the opportunity to see it in another three different occasions in its home market, offering us the possibility to see its new look. The models in the gallery are a bit different from the model spotted earlier. Why? Well, the base version of the JDM Forester is powered by a 2.0-liter flat-four naturally aspirated engine capable of generating 146 horsepower. The models in the pictures are actually Forester XT units powered by a 2.0-liter twin-scroll turbocharged boxer engine capable of generating 276 horsepower. All the output is being sent to the wheels through an exclusively CVT. To be more precise, the turbocharged Subaru Forester XT features a different front bumper that has an extended black panel in the center and vertical air vents on both corners. The model also has new, redesigned housings for the fog lamp. The new vehicles also feature a larger roof spoiler and side skirt trims offered as part of the upgrade process. To transfer the output to the wheels, the engineers have provided 18-inch wheels covered in 225/55 R18 tires. There is no way of telling whether the carmaker will offer the turbocharged XT in other regions or not, but we will find out eventually.



Different rumors say the new Subaru Forester will be introduced for the first time in Japan in November and then other countries will follow in the next few months. Anyway, we will know more on the model and also on its power trains offered closer to its debut date. carscoop.blogspot



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The new 2014 Subaru Forester XT was spotted in Japan image The new 2014 Subaru Forester XT was spotted in Japan image