The next-generation 2024 Subaru Forester will reportedly debut sometime next year, borrowing the same electric setup from the Solterra model. Besides that, the new SUV will also come with a refreshed design language, and with more modern interior.
In case you missed it, the current Solterra model is using a dual electric motor, one for each axle, creating an all-wheel drive. Combined, this SUV is able to produce an output of 215 horsepower and 248 lb-ft of torque. The exact changes details are still not official but let’s read along to find out more about the upcoming redesign of one of the best-selling company’s SUVs.
Will the Subaru Forester Be Redesigned?
Like the latest Subaru flagship SUV Solterra, the new 2024 Subaru Forester will receive the same design language treatment. So, the forthcoming compact electric SUV will look modern, and lavish, and it will dominate on the front.
From many reports, it will receive the same closed grille, black plastic cladding, and more attractive headlights. Roof rails will be probably standard on upper trims, while 18-inch alloy wheels should be part of lower trims.
Just like the exterior, we’re expecting to see many changes and upgrades inside as well. The new 2024 Subaru Forester will keep the same seating layout, which means that you can count on room for five passengers. The current infotainment setup of an 8-inch touchscreen will be replaced with a larger one, while wireless Apple CarPlay/Android Auto smartphone integration, Bluetooth, and voice control are standard.
Safety will be also better, and buyers can expect a much longer list of features. The current model includes forward collision warning with automatic emergency braking, emergency steering assistance, pedestrian/cyclist detection, blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert, and Safe Exit Assist.
2024 Subaru Forester Motor Setup
At the moment, we don’t have official details regarding the engine of the forthcoming SUV. The new 2024 Subaru Forester could use the same platform as the motor setup as the Subaru Solterra model. That means we can expect Forester to be propelled by dual electric motors, one for each axle, creating an all-wheel drive as standard. Thanks to this combination, the Solterra can produce an output of 215 horsepower and 248 lb-ft of torque.
It is also worth noting that it comes with a lithium-ion battery pack, which is floor-mounted. According to Subaru, the battery requires about nine hours for a full charge from a 240-volt source, or just an hour with DC fast charger. The maximum range of this model is 228. Anyway, we’re expecting to see a better output and millage with the new Forester. There are also rumors about the hybrid model as well, and it should reportedly borrow the same setup from the RAV4 Prime.
2024 Subaru Forester Price, Release Date
Unfortunately, there is no word on how much could the new 2024 Subaru Forester EV cost. The current non-EV model has a starting price of approximately $25,000, so we presume that the EV could cost at least $40,000. The sales of the Subaru Forester should start sometime next year.