One of Subaru’s most popular models has been presented completely new several months ago. This is the fifth generation of the compact crossover that has always been known for its quality and practicality. Considering this recent arrival, most of us wouldn’t expect to see anything special for the second year of production. However, it looks like Subaru’s management is preparing something very interesting for the 2020 Subaru Forester. It looks like we are about to see a performance version of this crossover.
When it comes to base models, 2020 Subaru Forester won’t feature bigger changes. The new, fifth-generation came just recently, so there is no need for more important changes at the moment. The new model has got a completely new architecture. It is Subaru’s new modular platform with brings various improvements, including more space on the inside. In terms of styling, there is nothing radical about this redesign. You can notice a pretty familiar shape, with subtle changes only.Headlights have been reshaped for a bit, while the new bumper looks a little bit sharper and gets new air intakes and fog lights design. The rear end seems to get bigger changes, we would say. You can notice a completely new taillights design, significantly different compared to the previous model. The new performance version will probably wear the company’s famous STI badge. In terms of styling, expect to see various upgrades, including new bumpers, spoiler, wheels and much more.
On the inside, the new generation continues in a familiar manner. There are no bigger changes in terms of cabin layout. The dashboard design looks pretty familiar, like an upgrade of the one that characterizes the previous-generation model. Still, the new model seems to be a little bit roomier. The new architecture brings more legroom, which easily notable especially on back seats. When it comes to the 2020 Subaru Forester model, it should continue in the same way, potentially with new color schemes. A new performance version could get various upgrades that could make the cabin look more attractive.
A familiar 2.4-liter inline-four engine will continue for the 2020 Subaru Forester. This unit has got an update recently and now comes with better efficiency. This means more power, so a max output now goes around 182 horsepower and 176 pound-feet of torque. A new hi-performance version should have a much more powerful engine under the hood. However, we still don’t have more precise information about it, though some reports suggest a max output of around 300 hp. This will be the most powerful crossover in the segment where models like Honda CR-V, Toyota Rav4, Mazda CX-5 and Ford Escape dominate.
2020 Subaru Forester Release Date and Price
We expect to see 2020 Subaru Forester sometime late in the next year. Base models should go around $23,000.