2021 Subaru Forester X-Break interior and exterior Walkaround | Mini Auto



Starting price: ¥3,480,000 - Tokyo Japan


Subaru has given the fifth-generation Forester its first mid-cycle refresh, more than three years after the SUV first made its global debut. Pre-orders for the refreshed SUV will begin in Japan this August, with customers able to choose from four trim levels - Touring, X-Break, Advance and Sport.



The main styling changes are seen at the front, as the Forester sports new headlights with a more upright and angular design. Each cluster has a small line towards the more prominent grille, which has a new insert inside its hexagon.


The bolder look is accentuated by the slightly protruding front bumper just below the headlamps, while the rectangular sections for the fog lights carry a new multi-slat insert inside – the Sport variant has its own design. here.


The lower air intake has also been tweaked a bit to provide more visual depth, with the bumper now stacked on top of the frame to stabilize the base of the bumper. As for the rear, it appears to be unchanged from the model before the facelift, when the C-shaped taillights and lower car doors are moved. The same applies to the interior, with the general layout of the controls and equipment being the same, although there are some new upholstery and trim options available, depending on the variant.


In terms of engines, the Touring, X-Break and Advance trim levels all come with Subaru's e-Boxer hybrid powertrain as standard. This includes a FB20 2.0-liter naturally aspirated flat-four that drives all four wheels through a symmetrical all-wheel drive system, with the hybrid component being an electric motor housed in a Lineartronic CVT.


On paper, the boxer engine produces 145 PS (143 hp) at 6,000 rpm and 188 Nm of torque at 4,000 rpm, while the e-motor is rated at 13.6 PS (13.4 hp) and 65 Nm. The e-motor draws power from a lithium-ion battery with an energy capacity of 4.8 Ah and contributes to fuel consumption of 18.6 km/l (JC08 standard) or 14 km/l (WLTC standard).


The e-Boxer variants also receive an active front grille shutter and a feature called e-Active Shift Control, which senses the vehicle's acceleration and G-forces to ensure that engine speeds provide a feel. better acceleration feel or to improve engine braking on ramps. lower.


Meanwhile, the Sport variant is the only one to come with a 1.8-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine. The CB18 engine, without any form of electrification, is the one used in the latest Levorg and produces 177 PS (174 hp) from 5,200 to 5,600 rpm and 300 Nm from 1,600 to 3,600 rpm. It gets the same CVT and AWD pairing as the e-Boxer, although fuel consumption is either 16.5 km/l (JC08 standard) or 13.6 km/l (WLTC standard).


In terms of equipment, the Touring and X-Break variants come with 17-inch alloy wheels, while the Advance and Sport get larger 18-inch wheels. Other available features include X-Mode, LED headlights with steering assist, fabric or leather seats, and a power sunroof.


All variants also come standard with Subaru's EyeSight suite, which the company says has a wider dynamic range and uses a modified stereo camera setup with an expanded field of view. Safety and driver assistance systems are fitted including automatic emergency braking, adaptive cruise control, false-start control as well as lane departure assist and warning.


Other systems offered as an option are pre-collision emergency steering assist, rear vehicle detection, adaptive headlights, smart rearview mirrors and driver monitoring. Subaru also says all trim levels benefit from an improved suspension that achieves both "high level of toughness and sportiness".


2021 Subaru Forester X-Break interior and exterior Walkaround | Mini Auto 2021 Subaru Forester X-Break interior and exterior Walkaround | Mini Auto Reviewed by News For You on June 22, 2021 Rating: 5

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