Emerging Pictures Reveal the 2014 Subaru Forester
As happens often in the automotive industry, we begin to see leaked pictures of newer vehicles that have yet to hit the market. This time, we get a sneak peak at the 2014 Subaru Forester in all of its glory. The pictures are low resolution and are featured inside a brochure that was undoubtedly designed for the release of the vehicle. Nevertheless, those who have been holding their breath for a new design can finally let loose.
At first glance, you can see where the inspiration for the new design came from – the Subaru Impreza. It boasts more of wagon look than the boxy shape that has become synonymous with the word Forester. With a similar grill and expanded chassis, it warrants a further look.
The 2014 Subaru Forester is touted to be longer, higher and narrower. The wheelbase of the vehicle has been increased to make more room for the interior. Inside, you will see a new center stack that features a color LCD screen, likely part of the entertainment system. Its navigational system remains intact – centered between climate control switches and the air vents. The rest of the cabin is a mirrored image of the Impreza, further confirming the inspiration for the vehicle.
While we cannot be sure what vehicles will be released here in the US – seeing as it is a Japanese brochure that was leaked – one thing that can be determined is that the 2014 Subaru Forester will have a smaller engine than the 2012 and 2013 models. This is designed to help the manufacturer improve the fuel efficiency of the vehicle.
With the 2012 and 2013 models getting 21/27 and 19/24 with its base engine and turbo engine respectively, Subaru has a lot of work to do in order to compete with the other crossovers on the market. These numbers are no longer considered economical so there is a very high probability that the 2014 Subaru Forester will offer more in terms of mileage.
The 2014 Subaru Forester is being released in Japan later this year. It is expected to make its way to the US and Europe early next year and will be sold and marketed as a 2014 vehicle.