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2022 Subaru Forester price and specs: Price rises and added safety for updated model

The 2022 Subaru Forester has received a mid-life update, highlighted by a new nose, some extra tech and prices rises across the range. There are still seven models in the revised Subaru Forester line-up – including two hybrid variants – which now starts from $35,990 plus on-road costs, an increase of $800...

2022 Subaru Forester facelift revealed, Australian launch due by October 2021

The facelifted 2022 Subaru Forester has been unveiled, ahead of an Australian launch in the coming months (during the third quarter of 2021, spanning July to September inclusive). As reported by CarAdvice in May, changes to the updated Model Year 2022 Forester are relatively minor compared to a typical mid-life facelift, comprising mild exterior design tweaks, new interior trim choices, updated safety systems and revised transmission tuning for Subaru's popular mid-size SUV...

Subaru Australia recalls 95,843 Forester, XV, and Impreza vehicles following local incidents

Subaru Australia has recalled 95,843 vehicles in Australia across the Forester, XV, and Impreza model lines, citing two distinct faults. A total of 57,088 examples of the XV and Impreza are potentially affected by a software fault with the Engine Control Module (ECM), sold between 30 November 2016 and 2 November 2020 (Model Years 2017-2019)...

2022 Subaru Forester facelift coming soon, Australian launch expected by October 2021

The 2022 Subaru Forester mid-size SUV is in line for its mid-life facelift later this year – and it could be in Australian showrooms as early as July 2021. Its first major update since its local launch in late 2018, CarAdvice understands the facelifted Forester will arrive in Australian Subaru showrooms in the third quarter of 2021 (July to September inclusive) – pending any further delays related to semiconductor chip shortages, currently affecting the car industry...

2021 Subaru Forester 2.5i Sport price and specs

The 2021 Subaru Forester line-up is set to expand with a sporty new variant joining the range from October. With no powertrain changes, the incoming all-wheel drive 2.5i Sport offering will sit just below the current top-spec, petrol-powered Forester variant – the 2.5i-S – and adds mostly aesthetic tweaks to the medium SUV. Powered by Subaru's familiar 2...

Next-generation Subaru engine range detailed – report

Details have emerged of Subaru's next generation of engines, according to a report from Japanese website CarSensor. Three new turbocharged four-cylinder boxer engines are expected to be introduced in Subaru's new range from 2021. The first is a 1.5-litre direct-injection engine, understood to replace the 2...

Australia's most affordable hybrid and electric cars

The list of electric car and hybrid car options in Australia expands with every passing year, but their often prohibitive cost – particularly in the case of EVs – remains a major barrier to their uptake. Hybrid drivetrains are complex, while batteries for hybrid or electric cars are expensive to manufacture, which bumps up the price of hybrid and electric cars across the board...

CarAdvice podcast: How Coronavirus is affecting the industry, and Mandy's last show!

This week on the podcast is Mandy Turner, James Ward, and Mike Stevens. In car news, police suspend mass random breath testing in some states amid the coronavirus outbreak, details for the 2020 Volkswagen Golf GTI TCR have been released, a 'Sporty' Subaru Forester is bound for Australia, Volkswagen is targeting zero crashes by 2050, and Mike checks out some of the headline stories from the week...

'Sporty' Subaru Forester bound for Australia

But don't expect any funky business under the bonnet.

Subaru XV, Forester hybrids sold out until May

Subaru Australia's new range of hybrid SUVs has hit the ground running, with their initial allocations of Forester and XV SUVs selling out until May 2020. Subaru has received over 4000 registrations of interest for its new hybrid SUVs, which are now going out to customers and dealerships around Australia...

2020 Subaru Forester Hybrid, XV Hybrid on sale in Australia

Subaru has confirmed final powertrain specifications and details on its new XV and Forester hybrid variants, each model marking a first for the brand in Australia. Keen buyers should note, however, that the range is now already sold out until May. Details here. Both the (small) XV and (mid-sized) Forester SUVs employ the same hybrid drivetrain...