Subaru Core Technology
Subaru Core Technology
Subaru’s core technologies identify the Subaru brand and give you the unique driving feel you can find only in a Subaru. These core systems allow Subaru vehicles to live up to its standards in performance, comfort, safety, and reliability while keeping its promise to deliver enjoyment and peace of mind to all passengers.
SUBARU BOXER Engine
A boxer engine, or a horizontally opposed engine, is an engine configuration in which its pistons move toward each other in a horizontal direction.
Subaru has been committed to the SUBARU BOXER engine for over 50 years for its many advantages over other engine types, providing durability and reliable performance in its vehicles.
The low centre of gravity and flat design give it better side-to-side stability than other engine types.
The engine’s flat design is inherently rigid and self-balancing, generating less vibration than other engine types.
Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive (AWD)
Subaru’s Symmetrical AWD distributes power to all wheels for better traction on wet and slippery roads.
Laid out in a horizontally symmetrical plane, this system has a well-balanced low centre of gravity design for a more stable and safer ride.
Lineartronic + Active Torque Split AWD
Lineartronic adjusts to any ratio in its range for smooth and stepless gear changes that keep the engine in its most efficient range for efficient and smooth acceleration, driving performance and better fuel efficiency.
It comes paired with Subaru’s active torque split AWD system. Its default torque is well-balanced front to rear and adjusts in response to real-time traction conditions.
Subaru Global Platform
The Subaru Global Platform (SGP) is the underlying platform that will underpin the next generation of Subaru vehicles. Enhancing all-around safety and performance, it goes beyond better performance to offer a
driving feel you can only find in a Subaru. It’s the future of Subaru—and delivers even more enjoyment and peace of mind to all drivers and passengers.
More Fun to Drive
More responsive handling allows you to steer the car just as intended for better hazard avoidance. Even with its high ground clearance, the Forester securely hugs the road around turns, resulting in a car that’s safer and more fun to drive, even on long trips.
Improvements in chassis rigidity, suspension, and stabilisers efficiently absorb shocks from the road and hide uneven surfaces, allowing more comfort and less fatigue on long rides.
Comfortable Cabin Space
Unpleasant vibrations and noise have been reduced to ensure all passengers enjoy the ride. Suspension improvements and a highly rigid chassis allow for a comfortable cabin interior for all.
The Forester gives you total driving confidence with its fun-to-drive nature, responsive handling, and outstanding ride comfort. Balanced and stable around turns even with its SUV height, the Forester was carefully engineered to reduce fatigue on extended adventures for an enjoyable
driving experience for all. And with Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive and the improved X-MODE standard on all models, you can reach your destination with comfort and peace of mind.
X-MODE and Hill Descent Control
Confidently conquer any road and enjoy the Forester’s true driving potential with the X-MODE dial switch. Select [SNOW/DIRT] mode for slippery surfaces covered with snow, dirt, or gravel, or [D.SNOW/MUD] mode for especially treacherous roads on which tyres can become stuck, such as deep snow, mud, or dry dirt.*1
Plus, Hill Descent Control helps maintain a controlled and constant speed even on slippery downhills, adding even more peace of mind to your drive.*2
*2 Driver is always responsible for safe and attentive driving. Effectiveness of Hill Descent Control depends on many factors such as vehicle maintenance, weather, tyre, and road conditions.
High Ground Clearance
The Forester was designed for not only high SUV ground clearance, but also with careful consideration for approach, departure, and break-over angles. All have been optimised to help you conquer obstacles without sustaining damage or getting stuck.
Subaru Intelligent Drive (SI-DRIVE) lets you drive how you want, when you want, in any scene. Select Intelligent Mode for balanced, smooth, and environmentally friendly performance, or Sport Mode for an immediate
and linear torque-rich throttle response for sporty and smooth driving at any speed.