2020 Subaru Forester STI News, Release Date

The all-new 2020 Subaru Forester STI will hit the dealerships in the coming months. After Subaru ended Forester’s production, this SUV will return in a high-performance disguise. The compact crossover will arrive with similar dimensions. On top of that, a five-passenger layout will remain too.

New Forester STI will offer great power, superb handling and it will be a capable off-roader. The crossover comes with higher ground clearance and fresh exterior design. Interior will look sporty and modern. Under the bonnet, STI will hide a potent 2.5-liter engine.

2020 Subaru Forester STI

2020 Subaru Forester STI Design Looks Amazing

For the start, new 2020 Subaru Forester STI will look no way near its predecessor. The manufacturer will provide similar if not the same dimensions. After the first renderings by X-Tomi Design, we must admit the crossover looks amazing. Styling is quite impressive and the whole body looks very attractive. This model will arrive with the standard 17-inch wheels.

Optionally, customers can buy 18-inch wheels. Both choices are looking sporty and premium. Everything on Forester STI will look unique and handsome. Subaru will offer iconic blue exterior paint. Front fascia wears the all-new headlights with the steering-responsive system. Overall, expect a very attractive and sporty compact crossover.

2020 Subaru Forester STI interior

Cabin Offers More Sporty Features

The same level of sportiness will continue inside the cabin. The forthcoming 2020 Subaru Forester STI will offer an amazing interior with impressive design and modern features. Comfort is great and crossover comes with futuristic shapes of the vents. Glass is thicker than on the previous model. Thanks to that, Forester STI will arrive with a very quiet cabin. Even the acoustic windshield is available. As you can see, Subaru is offering plenty of novelties and uniqueness.

The ride is pleasant and smooth. As for the upholstery, no doubt the leather seats will be offered as standard. On top of that, the crossover will get plenty of soft-touch surfaces. One thing is the same as in the previous model. A five-seat interior layout will remain. Visibility is also great and Subaru is promising ample legroom in both rows. Even the cargo area will be generous. You can expect additional contrast stitching, STI badges, and much more sporty features.

2020 Subaru Forester STI side

2020 Subaru Forester STI Engine Specs

Under the hood, this crossover will most likely deploy a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine. This unit is famous as the “Boxer” and it comes with a turbocharger. Boxer will produce 300 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque. A 2.5-liter engine is standard on the base Forester model. However, this drivetrain is producing only 180 HP.

That is not enough for the high-performance crossover such as 2020 Subaru Forester STI. A CVT transmission will be in the offer. Latest reports are strongly suggesting a hybrid drivetrain as well. A so-called “e-Boxer” could find its way under the bonnet of new Forester STI. The same reports are saying the e-Boxer will deliver the same amount of power but fuel economy will be astonishing. Something that the high-performance compact crossover segment surely miss at the moment.

2020 Subaru Forester STI rear

Price and Release Date

When it comes to pricing details, we still have no information. However, some speculations are predicting a starting price of $36,000. We are convinced that the 2020 Subaru Forester STI will offer a long list of standard features.

Whatsoever, most of the features are exclusive. A hybrid model is another mystery. If it arrives, Forester STI Hybrid will cost slightly over $40,000. This compact crossover will hit the dealerships in the last quarter of 2019.

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