With only so few differences to the exterior... Would the same be applicable to the drive as to only having minor differences as compared to the previous generation? But then again, Subarus were never known for their design but for their mechanicals – engines to be precise. Even so, the previous generation Forester was a good-looking chap. Clean, smart, not too much going on but stable – just enough and reliable. Nothing to worry about if you allow your daughter out with this lad. Yes, I’ve just labelled the Subaru Forester as a gentleman.
This new and improved lad has now toned itself up to be wider by 20mm and longer by 15mm. Unfortunately, due to its toned built, it has also shrunk 5mm shorter in height. Nonetheless, the lad cleaned up pretty well. The interior of the new Forester looked like a major upgrade from its predecessor now giving the driver and passengers a sense of stylishness with a hint of modernized design. Enjoying the black interior with slight touches of chrome and an 8-inch infotainment system, the interior now feels chic but not too bold. On the other hand, bearing just 154hp and 192Nm with no variant of a turbocharged Forester or the Forester XT, it is questionable whether this new Forester has enough power for its newly toned self. However, would the new Subaru Global Platform make up for it?
We finally get a go at the new Forester on a go-kart track. Yeap, took me awhile to wrap my head around it too but it’s true! “On track? On track!” First ever track day with an SUV. Really gotta give it up to Subaru for being ballsy. I think to myself “Really? Track day on an SUV? How would it take corners…” And as I held on to that thought… I completely fell in love with the new Subaru Forester.