2019 Subaru Forester – A prototype of the next generation Subaru Forester has been spotted for the first time. The small SUV is expected in showrooms at the end of 2018, as a 2019 model.
As for the outside, it’s definitely an evolutionary design. The boxy shape and the signature grille clearly follow the current model. But there are changes. The bow does not retreat as much as the current bow. Instead, it’s almost straight, and the corners are pushed forward, too. This gives the forester a truck look. Lighthouses also seem to sit higher and wrap more.
Moving on the side and back, one can distinguish slightly more complicated surfaces on the flanks. They look a little like the subtle folds found on the Impreza and the Crosstrek. The taillights also seem to be inspired by the new Impreza and Crosstrek. Rather than the small units in the body of the current 2018 Subaru Forester, the new lights extend into the rear hatch. Not only does this harmonize the style of the crossover with other Subaru offerings, but it can improve the size of the hatch opening, as Subaru pointed out for the new Impreza lights.
Consumers will see noticeable changes in the driving dynamics of the new 2019 Subaru Forester generation as they ride the new Subaru global platform. In a nutshell, the new underlayments reduce vibration and improve ride quality. The body and chassis will be 70 to 100% stiffer, which will result in better steering response, and the increased rigidity of the suspension will reduce roll by 50% compared to current models like Impreza and 2018 Crosstrek.
SUVs straighten up and do not work well when cornering at higher speeds or when they change direction quickly. The 2019 Forester will be designed with a lower center of gravity to improve cornering dynamics for a more dynamic ride. Forester will also grow slightly, have a more spacious cabin and enjoy better fuel economy thanks to a direct injection engine. It will also come with several new drivers to help with the upgrade.
Look for the all-new 2019 Subaru Forester to arrive at the end of next year. Stay tuned.