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2013 Subaru Forester official images

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    “It's a vehicle that could have been designed specifically for the Australian lifestyle".

First official pictures of Subaru's new Forester SUV have been revealed in Japan.

Subaru says it will debut the next-generation Forester to the public on November 13. The SUV goes on sale in Australia in February, but Carsguide will have the first drive report in a few weeks.

The new wagon has a new transmission, updated engine and changes to its high-performance turbocharged version. The Forester, launched in Australia in 1997 but an evolution of the first mass-production SUV of the 1970s, is Subaru's best-selling model in Australia. More than 169,000 Foresters have been sold in Australia to date.

Subaru Australia's managing director, Nick Senior, says the next Forester is a crucial vehicle for Australia. “This fourth generation Forester is the most significant we will have launched since the original back in 1997,'' he says. “There is more change - substantial technical change -- and innovation, than ever before. But above all, new Forester is an SUV that won't be confined to the suburbs.

“It's a vehicle that could have been designed specifically for the Australian lifestyle - it's all-road, all-conditions, all-seasons and this new one will go further than any previous Forester.”

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  • No manual on xt.Cvt only urrgghh. no temp gauge,Whats going on Subaru.And my 2012 xt manual will still smoke it

    Dwayze of FNQ,QLD Posted on 26 March 2013 8:02am
  • If that's boring, I like it, because that means it won't be out of date next year. But I need more info, if i'm to hold off buying.

    Ron N of Australia Posted on 25 November 2012 2:13am
  • Boring looks. Subaru used to make good looking cars...

    Oliver Gardiner of Perth Posted on 12 November 2012 7:44pm
  • This car looks awesome. Nothing wrong in the looks department.

    Jason of Rosebery Posted on 08 November 2012 10:33am
  • Don't like it at all!

    Gary Montagner of Australia Posted on 07 November 2012 8:00pm
  • After owning many classic Jaguar,renault,peugeot,citroen,fiat,vauxhall,riley,vw etc in 2005 I drove my sister's new Forester and was very impressed by its handling,design and simple inoffensive shape. Subaru design is at its lowest point,a great shame.

    Rod Lohrey of Hobart Posted on 04 November 2012 2:32pm
  • what an ugly car...

    paul Posted on 04 November 2012 9:10am
  • Looks like something that would come out of China....butt ugly...

    Ross of Cab Posted on 03 November 2012 2:57am
  • Look more like a facelift of the current model, only uglier, Subaru need some new blood in their design team.

    Triple T of Brisbane Posted on 02 November 2012 5:56pm
  • Lets hope that the auto has a low range in it. That is all I need to for it to be my perfect vehicle.

    Ross of Blue Haven Posted on 01 November 2012 11:22pm
  • Most ugly ever from Subaru..

    W.C. of Victoria Posted on 01 November 2012 9:16pm
  • Most ugly ever from Subaru..

    W.C. of Victoria Posted on 01 November 2012 9:16pm
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