February 7, 2002
Subaru Introduces the All-New Forester at the Chicago Auto Show

Subaru of America, Inc., a sales subsidiary of Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd., introduced the all-new Subaru Forester targeted for the North American market at the Chicago Auto Show on February 6, 2002 (U.S. Time).

The new Forester builds upon the "best of both worlds" crossover SUV approach. Enhancing the advantages of SUV characteristics and advantages of car characteristics is a basic nature of Forester. Subaru have placed particular emphasis on four themes in the Forester's development: (i) to improve and heighten the fundamental performance features of smooth driving, optimal cornering, and reliable stopping; (ii) to realize the total safety performance of world top class; (iii) to further expand on easy-to-use features and ride comfort; and (iv) to design a vehicle with powerful yet sophisticated styling that masterfully represents the model's outstanding performance.

The model equips a 2.5-liter horizontally-opposed, four-cylinder SOHC engine with improved fuel economy and emission, and advanced Subaru AWD system. The all-new Forester arrives in Subaru dealerships in North America this spring.

Overall length �F 4450mm
Overall width �F 1735mm
Overall Height �F 1590mm
Ground Clearance �F 190mm
Minimum turning circle �F 5.3m
Engine �F Horizontally-opposed
�@ �@ 4 cylinder 2.5-liter SOHC
�@ �@ 165HP/5600rpm 166lb-ft/4000rpm
Transmission �F E-4AT / 5MT
Subaru Forester 2.5XS
Subaru Forester 2.5XS
For more information about the new Forester please refer to the website of Subaru of America: �i�j


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