Subaru has prepared a new version of the popular Forester model for the Japanese market – it was called the XT-Edition. And at the same time, the Subaru Forester XT-Edition SUV received numerous decorative elements in black: wheel rims, mirror housings, radiator grille trim. In addition, for the first time, the Subaru Forester XT-Edition car received a rich blue color, which was previously offered for versions in the US market.
However, it is more interesting what the car did not get – it did not get a multimedia system with a large color display. In general. No system, not even an ordinary radio. Instead, a plain dark “plug” is installed in the middle of the front panel. The absence of a “tablet”, isn’t it an ideal and a dream for true Subaru fans?
It is worth noting that an option is offered for this car. But if you thought about returning the radio or display, you were wrong. The only option for the Subaru Forester XT-Edition is an electric trunk lid drive.
So: the changes are noticeable, but not radical. There are no technical differences at all – the car is offered with a 1.8-liter gasoline turbo engine with 175 “horses”. This power is sent to all four wheels thanks to the Symmetrical AWD system.
By the way, the launch of this special version Subaru Forester XT-Edition is dedicated to the 50th anniversary of the appearance of all-wheel drive on Subaru cars. The car is already available in Japan at a price of $25,000.