The sixth version of the family tough was premiered at the Los Angeles Auto Show. It will probably arrive as a hybrid.
Same concept, but better in everything – that’s how Subaru customers like it. But the big change is the design, which does not follow the previous generation very much. At the front, we can admire compact LED headlights and a distinctive front mask, in the lower part of the bumper there is a plastic coating that continues on the lower part of the doors and the lower part of the rear bumper. Across the entire bodywork, we can notice the hexagon motif – in the decorative elements in the bumpers, the plastic linings of the fenders and the taillights. The clearance is traditionally great – 22 centimeters.
The interior will look familiar to anyone who has driven a newer Subaru. We have a clear instrument panel with circular analogue indicators, a vertical 11.6-inch infotainment screen (with wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto) and generous glazing for a feeling of spaciousness. According to American specifications, the trunk can hold 839 liters of cargo, a maximum of 2107 liters with the rear seats folded down.
The car sits on the Subaru Global Platform, which has been additionally reinforced for a 10% increase in torsional stiffness. Of course, there is also the EyeSight system with stereo cameras, which now has a wider viewing angle and takes care of safety and comfortable driving functions. New is the automatic stopping of the car when driving on cruise control, if the driver does not respond to the warning to take back control of the steering – the car brakes, unlocks the doors, turns on the hazard lights and calls for help. Driver fatigue (as well as user profile settings) is again solved by a face tracking camera.
Under the hood is a two-and-a-half-liter gasoline engine with an output of 134 kW, but the car will almost certainly only arrive on the European market with a hybrid drive, the launch of which was confirmed by Subaru CEO Atsushi Osaki for the 2026 model year. , which in the American specification and its higher equipment is supplemented with extra functions for driving in more demanding conditions, and an assistant for starts and descents will help you off the asphalt.
|Subaru Forester 2025: Dimensions|
|Minimum ground clearance (mm):||221|
|Track – front (mm):||1565|
|Track – rear (mm):||1570|
The beginnings of the Japanese Subaru are in 1917 in a company producing military aircraft. In the 1950s, it changed its name to the current Fuji Heavy Industries, and in 1954 the first car was created. Currently, the company is called Subaru Corporation.
The use of boxer engines and all-wheel drive is typical for Subaru.
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