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New on the Tarmac: Meet the new Subaru Forester models

Subaru Southern Africa presents the MY2021 Subaru Forester with more power, new derivatives as well as more tech and practicality.  

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 variantsStarting 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.  

Exterior design

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. 

2021 Line-Up

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. 

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