Published on November 5th, 2022 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez0
Subaru Forester Is The Best Selling Model For The Brand
Since its debut in 1997, the Forester has been a popular choice among customers, establishing its trust as a safe, fun and reliable package.
The Forester was introduced at the Tokyo Motor Show in November 1995 as the Streega concept and was available for sale in February 1997 in Japan and arrived for sale in the US market in 1997. The Forester was probably the first crossover.
Over the last 25 years, the Forester with its Boxer engine which is Subaru Corporation’s most popular car model had a global sales volume of approximately 257,500 units in 2021. 2022 figures will be shared early next year.
Interestingly, more than 176,000 Subaru Foresters were sold in the U.S. only, which happens to be Subaru’s largest market and over 357,000 units found European owners.
Interestingly, this sales figures established the Forester SUV as one of the best-sellers in the Subaru model line-up. Its accumulated global production reached about 4.5 million units.
The latest model Forester presents a refreshed version, offering new safety functions, more capability, new convenience features, and improved driving dynamics.
The enhanced safety system features a wider field of view, almost doubled, available with 11 safety functions, and among which 3 new functions were added, such as Automatic Emergency Steering, Adaptive Cruise control with Lane Centering, Lane Departure Prevention recognizing also dividing line like grass or road edge.
The Pre-Collision Braking System offers now expanded support for collision avoidance at intersections.
Driver Monitoring System, Subaru’s facial recognition technology that alerts the driver of fatigue or distraction while on the road, as well as automatically adjusting driver settings for seat position, door mirror angles, and air-conditioning preferences, has been enhanced for the 2022 Forester with a new gesture control function, allowing the driver to raise and lower the set temperature of the automatic climate control system through hand gestures.
The Forester is built on the Subaru Global Platform (SGP) that offers dynamic performance resulting in superior handling and stability, improved hazard avoidance performance, a more responsive steering, and exceptionally low vibrations.
The improved coil springs and dampers of front and rear suspension provide a more refined ride comfort and a more agile handling.
This latest Forester continues the model’s tradition of offering a car-like ride and handling with the capability of an SUV. Standard symmetrical full-time all-wheel drive (S-AWD), a trademark of Subaru’s vehicles, provides all-weather confidence and capability, while standard active torque vectoring offers improved handling and cornering performance.