Subaru are celebrating 50 years of the awesome, low centre of gravity, horizontally-opposed, flat four Boxer engine this year – a personal favourite lump of ours – and have just released details of a Forester Special Edition, to help mark this auspicious occasion.
On sale from the 1st September, just 100 units of the specced-up Forester will be produced – priced at £29,995 for the petrol Lineartronic and £31,495 for the diesel Lineartronic. Based on the XC Premium model, the Special Edition model comes with £1,500 of additional equipment... at no extra cost. Both models come with Subaru’s comprehensive five-year, 100,000-mile warranty, #obvs!
Unique equipment for the Forester Special Edition includes Hunter Green Metallic Paint, front, side and rear under guards, wheel arch extensions and stainless steel cargo step panel as well as Special Edition brown leather seats with brown leather interior door grips, centre armrest and centre panel uprights. Not so sure on the seats, personally, but will reserve judgement until we see it in the flesh...!
Other equipment on the Forester Special Edition includes Subaru Starlink; a 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment, connectivity and navigation system, Hill Descent Control (HDC), X-Mode system, which intelligently manages the car’s power and torque, brakes and drivetrain to maintain traction on even the most slippery surfaces.
Discover more here.