Some time ago, rumors about the upcoming 2019 Subaru Forester began to surface. They said the car was going to be a whole new model. Well, not so long ago, these rumors were confirmed when a camouflaged prototype of the car was spied on the open road. So far, the details are still scarce, but it looks like the next Forester will be a much better car than its predecessor.
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. The lower vents that have been integrated into the bumper folds on the current seem to have disappeared, as well, for a more conventional front bumper.
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.
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SUVs straighten up and do not work well when cornering at higher speeds or when they change direction quickly. The 2019 Subaru 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.
From a design point of view, the first thing you’ll notice is that this new 2019 Subaru Forester looks much bigger than the old one. The current one is already spacious enough, but maybe this redesign will offer even more space. You can also see styling clues borrowed from Subaru’s three-row SUV, the Ascent, as well as a character line similar to the one you get on the new Impreza.