2014 Forester

October 15, 2012
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We’re deep inside Subaru’s Tochigi Proving Grounds north of Tokyo, and our test driver is getting rowdy in a turbocharged prototype of the all-new 2014 Subaru Forester. Rocks are furiously pinging off of Subie’s new crossover as he whips it into a gravel rut and gracefully executes a four-wheel drift as the 2.0-liter FA20 turbo wails away. So, yeah, seems capable enough. The new Forester is a hugely important vehicle for Subaru, and while flinging it around off-road is fun and all, the brand’s execs/engineers/designers/PR flaks — heck, even the security guards at Tochigi’s main gate — know full well that its fourth-generation crossover, which accounts for roughly a quarter of Subaru’s sales, must perform at its American dealerships. Translation: Make it bigger, quieter, more efficient, and more capable. Official article.

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