The 2019 Subaru Forester is the latest all-new SUV to be launched in the SUV-loving nation of New Zealand and this fifth-generation model is bound to make an impact courtesy of features like facial recognition and its many other remarkable, class-leading technologies.
Driver Monitoring System (DMS) – using facial recognition technology the system can detect driver distraction and drowsiness as well as personalise up to five drivers’ cabin preferences including seat position, door mirrors, air conditioning and some instrument displays. (Available on Forester Sport Plus and Forester Premium only)
90% new direct injection engine – significantly more responsive and efficient, with 136 Kilowatts of power (+ 8.0%) and 239 Newtonmetres of torque (+1.7%).
Seven-speed manual mode – ultra-reliable Subaru Lineartronic Continuously Variable Transmission (SLT) upgraded for a more sporty response.
EyeSight® driver assist – now standard across the entire Forester range, with new features that:
Will place Subaru ahead of every other mainstream brand for customer uptake of the award-winning technology.
Bring yet more safety to the masses.
Roomiest Forester yet – distance extended between front and rear passengers.
Fantastic family flexibility, thanks to efficiencies gained from the Subaru Global Platform.
Larger, wider cargo area with easier access.
Forester 2.5 Sport Plus and Forester Premium have a smoother, faster-operating, powered rear tail gate – almost twice as fast as the previous generation model.
X-Mode – with new features and functionality for even better sure-footed performance on challenging surfaces.
Reverse Automatic Braking (RAB) – helps to avoid collisions and reduce damage.
Debuts in Forester 2.5 Sport Plus and 2.5 Premium (revealed previously in XV Premium)
Infotainment – Adds digital radio to Forester for the first time.
Continues the trend of Impreza and XV in offering the very latest in cabin convenience and entertainment.
Includes Apple CarPlay™ and Google Android Auto™ connectivity.
Subaru Intelligent Drive (SI-Drive) – SI-Drive is optimised to improve fuel efficiency in I mode and increase engine speed in S mode, for even greater responsiveness and is now available on all Forester models.
Wider field of vision – Subaru Corporation claims class-leading field-of-vision.
LED headlights – across the entire Forester range. Approach and departure angles are optimised to enhance Forester’s SUV abilities in challenging off-road environments.
Electronic parking brake – new to Forester, for added convenience.
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