TOKYO -- Subaru will unveil an update of the Forester at this month’s Tokyo Motor Show, freshening the crossover’s styling and installing the company’s latest safety technology.
The midcycle update, which will appear first in Japan, aims to add zest to the marque’s top-selling U.S. nameplate and enhance Subaru’s image as a brand known for safety.
While the changes foreshadow features that could migrate to the U.S., Subaru officials declined to comment on what specifications may carry over and when.
The Forester gets a reworked front fascia for a wider, more planted stance, as well as tweaked rear combination lamps. The 18-inch aluminum wheels get a bolder design, while the 17 inchers get a sleeker pattern to reduce drag and improve fuel efficiency.
Inside, designers added silver trim, piano black detailing and metallic finish on the parking brake and elsewhere to lend a more upscale feeling.