A new variant of the Subaru Forester was spotted ahead of this weekend's Carlist.my DRIVE event, called the Subaru Forester 2.0i-S.
Outside, the yet-to-be launched model receives an all-black front grille and a sportier front bumper with an integrated skirt. Towards the side, the new 2.0i-S variant of the Forester receives grey-coloured side mirrors. The 17-inch wheels are identical to the 2.0i and 2.0i-P variants of the Forester. As for the rear end, changes are subtle, limited to the grey trim towards the bottom of the rear bumper.
Inside remains largely similar to the other Forester variants, though we noticed that the seats are no longer full leather; instead a mix of alcantara and leather. The rest of the interior appears to be identical to the Forester 2.0i and 2.0i Premium.
Powertrain is expected to mirror that of the Forester 2.0i, featuring a naturally-aspirated 2.0-litre flat-four mated to Subaru's Lineartronic CVT that sends power to all four wheels via their Symmetrical AWD system. Subaru says the engine is good for 150 PS and 198 Nm.
No specific timing to as when the Subaru Forester 2.0i-S will be launched, as this is just a preview.
This weekend’s DRIVE event will allow members of the public to shop, test drive and compare more than 50 models from 15 different car brands in one location. Register your interest here to win a Touch ‘N Go card with RM30 preloaded value. On top of that, the first 400 visitors to register and complete a test drive will receive a Caltex petrol voucher worth RM30.