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Hot Subaru Forester tS Is Not Your Typical SUV, 300 Units Only

Carlist News November 26, 2014 13:30

2015-subaru-forester-ts_100491629_l After showing us a concept and several teasers, Subaru has finally unveiled the new Forester tS. Like the BRZ tS, the STI-enhanced Forester is exclusive for the Japanese market only. Bear in mind that this is not a full-fledged STI model like the WRX STI, but rather a regular production Subaru model that has been made better with the tuning division’s off-the-shelf parts. 2015-subaru-forester-ts_100491617_l Under the hood is a turbocharged 2.0-litre four-cylinder Boxer engine that develops 276hp and 350Nm of torque, paired to a Lineatronic CVT automatic transmission that sends the force to all four wheels. The handling department is beefed up with 17-inch Brembo-sourced disc brakes all-around, a STI tuned suspension setup that lowers the ride height by 15mm, a transmission cooler along with 19-inch BBS alloy wheels. Elsewhere, the ECU and TCU (transmission control unit) have also been recalibrated to complement the sporty nature of the Forester tS. 2015-subaru-forester-ts_100491625_l Exterior wise, there is a black grille with signature STI cherry red highlights, more aggressive front and rear bumpers, side mirror covers and a roof spoiler that are finished in black. Aside from that, the fast kid hauler also features various STI emblems to remind you that it is something special. 2015-subaru-forester-ts_100491630_l Upgrades on the inside include a STI-specific gauge cluster that goes all the up to 260km/h, new leather wrapped steering wheel, exclusive black leather and suede seats, red highlight stitching as well as a STI shift lever.


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