On the 2019 Subaru Forester Redesign comes the constant change of ratio coupled to the boxer diesel engine. Our test in the hills of the Apennines.
New Subaru Forester Redesign talking about 4 × 4 means doing in some way the accounts with the Subaru brand, which has always placed itself at the world’s top of this segment. We must therefore carefully consider the latest news presented by the Japanese House, namely the change in continuous variation Lineartronic, mounted on the latest version of the Forester four wheel drive, the model year 2015. A novelty that promises to carve out an important space in the Italian SUV market. The place chosen for the test is the Apennines between Bologna and Modena, not far from the homeland of the town of Vasco Rossi, between dirt roads that climb in the midst of beautiful landscapes, and with a stake even in a motocross track.
Improved quality and comfort
Since the departure from Bologna, along with a stretch of about fifty kilometers of paved road, we appreciate the traditional pleasant and quiet pace of the forester, a car perhaps in the past a little undervalued and today further improved in terms of performance and quality. The first few kilometers make us already think that the coupling of this type of transmission with the latest turbocharged diesel engine boxer turbo-injected Subaru (from 147 hp and 350 Nm of torque) can give good results. And the comfort of driving is also high. But the goal of the day remains the dirt and here comes the most interesting surprises and we understand the laborious and thorough development that has been done on the change Lineartronic HCVT by the technicians of the House of the Pleiades. The typical dragging effect of the continuous variation transmissions is practically disappeared, especially if you keep a careful driving style, which avoids sinking the gas too quickly.
Our SUV mounts the X-Mode system: Just put the wheels on the dirt, pressing a button and up to 40 km hours, the electronics take command of the operations and keeps the speed steady both in the downhills and in the steepest ascents, allowing to vary With a simple touch of brake or accelerator. We understand it well testing on a kind of motocross track with slopes up to 45 degrees. Even in this path, the X-Mode system has allowed us to climb and descend from the most arduous slopes with extreme ease. In practice, once the speed is set, the driver does not have the task of dealing with the steering wheel. The effectiveness of the traction system is also made possible thanks to precise and reliable suspensions and to a very rigid and at the same time lightweight chassis as in the Subaru tradition. Always according to the Subaru philosophy, the Forester tries to put the driver and the occupants in the condition of never risk losing control. In this logic, for example, the fact that the dimensions of the upright, the glass, the inclination of the bonnet, the positioning of the mirrors on the door and the height of the lateral belt, guarantee a perfect visibility at 360 °.
2019 Subaru Forester Facelift Price
Our judgment is positive and we think that this 2019 Forester Redesign can carve out the space they have assigned to the Italian market. The Lineartronic gearbox has proven to be one of the most efficient and comfortable transmissions lately tested, excellent in terms of running fluidity, performance and, on the nose, even control of consumption. The list of Forester 2.0 D Lineartronic, repositioned slightly down compared to the past, starts from 31,990 euros for the basic set-up, called “Style”.
Subaru Forester XV
At Subaru, there is an air of great renewal, so it is true that 2017 will be a year that brings new models, of which an interesting preview will be admirable already at the next Geneva Motor Show. It is, in fact, the Subaru XV Concept.
The new concept of Subaru will debut at the Geneva Motor Show 2016, which will open its doors on March 3rd, and it is already evident the attempt to offer strong indications on the style and technologies destined to be applied to the Model series.
From the official teaser released from the House of the Pleiades, emerges as the front of the XV Concept is very sporty according to the best tradition Subaru. In addition, the original four-spoke wheels are seen, while the front fenders denote that “muscularity” is necessary for a model that wants to make its own flag dynamic.
The line of the Subaru XV Concept will certainly be more daring and captivating than the current XV series. Model on the breach from 2012 which, has never shone for stylistic originality, making itself appreciated much more by virtue of sturdiness and practicality. Wait for the last two that will be confirmed about the XV Concept, together with the essential technical features Subaru like the Boxer Motors and the full traction. In addition, a hybrid motorization is not excluded, still remaining the “flat four” as an endothermic thruster.
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