Subaru is widely renowned for it's serious off-roading capabilities and the brand’s Award-Wining EyeSight safety technology as standard on all cars.
The Forester was first introduced back in 2008 and since then it has continuously won awards. Following the last redesign in 2019, it has won multiple awards ranging from 'SUV of the year' to 'Technology Award' for it's Driving Monitoring System at the '2020 What Car?'
The Subaru Forester facelift is now better than ever, refreshed with revised headlights, fog lights, front bumper and grille treatment, the new Forester also adds updated EyeSight driver assist technology, enhanced suspension and off-road technology; all in a package that feels even more luxurious and driver-friendly than before.
Read on below to find out what we're expecting to see from the 2022 Forester.
Three specification levels will make up the Forester range starting with the entry level XE up to the top specification XE Premium.
We're expecting entry-level models to come equipped with automatic LED headlights, 17inch wheels, a leather steering wheel, heated front seats, dual-zone climate control and an 8.0in touchscreen infotainment display with a rear-view camera and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
Moving up the range will add 10-spoke 18inch wheels, privacy glass, a power-sliding glass sunroof, orange stitching and under-guard accents, electric sports seats, sat-nav, keyless entry and a side-view monitor.
Premium models should further benefit from five-spoke 18inch wheels, silver-plated front and rear under-guards, rear heated seats and an optional premium Harman Kardon sound system.
Permanent Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive
Safety & Ultimate Drive Control)
System with Anti-Dust Filter
2.0i 150PS e-BOXER XE Premium AWD
XE Premium includes:
Full Leather Seats
With the new Forester you'll get the latest version of the award-winning driver-monitoring system as standard - 'Eyesight Driver Assist Technology'.
There’s also a gesture control function that allows the driver to adjust the climate control by waving their hand – and the system can still automatically adjust the seat position and mirrors simply by recognising the driver’s face with the interior camera.
All models are equipped with 11 Eyesight safety functions, this includes automatic emergency braking, lane departure prevention, adaptive cruise control and pre-collision braking.
You'll be able to select from three different driving modes: Engine, EV and Motor Assist.
The e-Boxer will stick to electric power from a standstill or at low speeds, with the engine kicking in from speeds of 25mph.
The biggest changes are at the front, with redesigned headlights, a completely redesigned grille and a redesigned bumper leading the way.
As a whole, the Forester’s look is now more aggressive and displays increased character to match it's off-roading capabilities.
The updated Forester is powered by the same 2.0-litre four-cylinder boxer engine as the previous model, and has an identical output of 148bhp and 194Nm of torque. The engine is assisted by a small 16bhp electric motor that can drive the car on electric power alone for about one mile, at up to 25mph.
When it comes to colours there's a choice of 9, with 3 new paint finishes added - Cascade Green Silica, Brilliant Bronze Metallic and Autumn Green Metallic.