Subaru Forester E-Boxer

The all-new Forester e-BOXER is the first self-charging hybrid from Subaru. You can expect the same 5-star safety, go-anywhere capability, and rugged reliability that Subaru SUVs are renowned for – with the added benefits of battery based power. And all without the need to plug in to recharge. All-new Forester is built on Subaru’s Global Platform (SGP) – offering improved all-around safety, better stability and handling, and enhanced ride quality – and is fitted with a host of new technology as standard.

Tough, practical and virtually indestructible, the all-new Forester will never let you down. Whatever the weather, wherever you want to go, this workhorse will get you there. It’s calm, understated and up for any challenge.

 

FORESTER E_BOXER ENGINEERING

The Forester’s e-BOXER engine has a longitudinally-mounted horizontally-opposed configuration. The pistons are placed 180 degrees apart allowing a lower, flatter engine profile. This gives the powerplant - and therefore the whole car - a lower centre of gravity. This more balanced weight distribution gives the Forester exceptional handling and poise.

When you pull away at low speeds in the Forester e-BOXER, the electric motor alone does the heavy lifting. When you’re driving along, the e-BOXER petrol engine drives the car – but also recharges the battery. When you accelerate both the engine and the motor provide power together. The electric motor power assistance – Motor Assist – is completely automatic. It works seamlessly with the e-BOXER engine to give you a cleaner, efficient, and rewarding drive.

Always-on Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive distributes maximum power to all four wheels all of the time, which means better traction on wet and slippery roads. The entire drive system, from the e-BOXER engine to the rear differential, is mounted in a straight symmetrical line, providing exceptional stability, traction and improved performance and is standard across the Subaru SUV range.

SUBARU’s Lineartronic Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) moves between a span of gear ratios to provide smooth acceleration while keeping the engine at its optimal rev range. Lineartronic preserves momentum that is often lost during gear changes on a manual or traditional automatic transmission, maintaining traction by continuously providing power to the wheels at all times.

X-MODE gives you control you can rely on at the push of a button, taking control of the engine, transmission, Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive, brakes, and other components to help you navigate extreme terrain confidently. When X-MODE is activated, Hill Descent Control automatically maintains a constant speed when travelling downhill: all you have to do is steer.

A 220mm ground clearance shuns uneven ground – allowing the Forester e-BOXER to negotiate rocky, rutted tracks or even ford streams with ease.

Forester’s towing capacity of up to 1870kg lets you hitch up a loaded trailer or caravan whenever the need arises. The towing capacity of Subaru’s e-BOXER range is one of the best in its class due to the smaller battery design and its positioning, positively influencing the weight of the vehicle.

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