Let’s face it, this “root of teeth” styled taillight is not enough to figure out how it’s going to look the completely redesigned 2019 Subaru Forester. However, the obscure teaser means something. It means that the crossover is coming soon. More precisely, the Japanese automaker will introduce the fifth-generation Forester this month at the 2018 New York Auto Show.
Judging by some previous spy shots, the 2019 Forester is not going to be compact as it’s now. No, the new-generation model will have a few additional inches of length (not sure how many), which are going to be used to enlarge the rear-seat arrangement, so passengers around back are going to be able to stretch their legs completely. The inside will feature a totally new dashboard and larger infotainment touchscreen, while Subaru won’t forget to add an updated version of EyeSight driver assistance tech.
The crossover will ride on a new architecture. This so-called Subaru Global Platform is highly modular, so it’s going to underpin every future model of the automaker. It will also bring more life under the hood. The 2019 Subaru Forester will use a standard all-wheel drive and CVT, as well as strictly 4-cylinder boxer options. However, in contrast to the current model that offers 250 horsepower at most, the future topper that will reportedly wear tS badge will be able to pump out 260 horsepower and 277 pound-feet of torque from a new 2.4-liter turbo four. We sincerely hope that Subaru won’t completely cancel manual option, while some reports indicate that they could also add a hybrid powertrain to the list.
Stay tuned for updates from the 2018 New York Auto Show that starts in exactly two weeks.