Newspaper article The Chronicle (Toowoomba, Australia)

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Newspaper article The Chronicle (Toowoomba, Australia)

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SUBARUaS new generation All-Wheel Drive Forester 2.0 XT introduces a direct injection turbocharging and a sporty suspension set-up taking the SUV performance package to a new level of driving entertainment.

Model Year 2013 Forester 2.0 XT is available exclusively with a paddleshift Lineartronic Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) that highlights the caras fun factor.

Forester 2.0 XT includes X-Mode, reversing camera, electric sunroof, dual zone air-conditioning, Multi-Function Display (MFD), SI-Drive, 18-inch alloy wheels and silver roof rails.

Forester 2.0 XT Premium adds a wide variety of features including the EyeSight driver assist system, eight-speaker harman kardon entertainment system, push button start, rain sensing front wipers, leather trim, automatic cargo door and dusk sensing headlights.

There are significant improvements in the key areas of power, torque, fuel efficiency, emissions and towing ability, as the range-topping Foresters take full advantage of new engine and transmission technology from Subaru manufacturer Fuji Heavy Industries (FHI).

Among the major refinements over its predecessor:

20.6 per cent improvement in emissions

19% gain in fuel efficiency in the combined cycle*

12.5% hike in towing ability

11% better aerodynamic efficiency

9.4% torque increase

4.7% power gain

The new CVT is linked to the more powerful direct injection 2.0 litre horizontally opposed Boxer engine that produces 177 kilowatts of power at 5600 rpm and 350 Newtonmetres of torque at 2400-3600 rpm.

The MFD offers a new level of easily understood information available to drivers.

The caras impressive towing credentials are enhanced through features including vehicle dynamics control (VDC) now including towing stability control.

Braked towing capacity increases by 200 kilograms, to 1800 kg.

Forester 2.0 XT also has an air-cooled oil cooler, for enhanced towing ability.

Forester 2.0 XT has enhanced All-Wheel Drive plus the EyeSight driver assist system on Premium variants, offering practical safety benefits.

Inside, thereas an emphasis on comfort and space. …

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