It’s been 24 years since the first Subaru Forester defined what the world now refers to as the modern day SUV. It was a significant moment in the brand’s illustrious history, opening up a chapter that would see the Forester become the best-selling model in the company’s line-up.
The new 2021 line-up welcomes the addition of 2 new flagship variants. Starting with the new Subaru Forester 2.5i Sport ES CVT, which is an entirely new derivative that brings a refreshing and sporty design to the model line-up. Designed for those seeking a car with practicality and sporty aesthetics, the Forester Sport exudes power and athleticism.
From the front, key highlights are the modern ‘Hawkeye’ LED headlamps, a large grille, fog lamps and an underguard treatment for added protection during off road excursions. The roof rails have also been redesigned, now featuring loopholes on the higher spec models, for easier use of ropes and straps when tying down cargo.
The introduction of the 2.5-litre models and the Sport model to the line-up gives our customers more options and a more personalised experience
Nteo Nkoli, Marketing Lead for Subaru SA
Power & Performance
The 2.5-litre engine delivers 136kW of power, with maximum torque at 239Nm. Despite the increase in power and performance, the 2.5-litre remains as efficient as the 2.0-litre model, delivering impressive fuel consumption figures of 7.6l/100km on the combined cycle. CO2 emissions are 193g/km.
“The introduction of the 2.5-litre models and the Sport model to the line-up is so important for us as a brand, because it gives our customers more options and a more personalised experience,” says Nteo Nkoli, Marketing Lead for Subaru SA. “These long-awaited models are what many of our customers have been asking for, models that suit a particular lifestyle.”
This Forester has scored 5-star safety ratings across all global ratings agencies.
Subaru Forester 2.0i-CVT R486 000
Subaru Forester 2.0i-S ES CVT R564 000
Subaru Forester 2.5i Sport ES CVT R599 000
Subaru Forester 2.5i-S ES CVT R629 000
Each Subaru Forester model is sold with a 3yr/75 000km Maintenance Plan as well as the 5yr/150 000km Warranty.