Subaru Forester 2.0i CVT Review
Boxing days

Story and Photos by C.K. Lim
26 Apr 2013

Introduction, Exterior

Think Subaru and you’d inevitably think of the mighty Impreza WRX (and its countless variants). Though this Japanese car maker has already positioned the BRZ sports coupe in place as its halo model, the venerable Impreza WRX still has a place deeply rooted in many enthusiasts’ hearts.

However, the subject of this review is not any of these two cars but the latest arrival to the Subaru line-up – the new Forester. Launched in Singapore on April’s Fools Day this year, this fourth-generation SUV is back with a new smart look, improved performance and more interior space, at the same time claiming sharper handling.

Here’s a trivia on the Forester: it first made its debut back in 1997 as an Impreza-based wagon, lasting for two generations before evolving into a proper SUV with the previous generation model. 

So, how does this new Forester perform? Let’s find out.


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