For the most part, the next Subaru Forester is a secret no more after the crossover model's details leaked through a Japanese Domestic Market (JDM) brochure and the car itself was photographed at what we assume to be the brand's factory parking lot in Japan.
But it's not over just yet, as the new Forester, which will likely be sold as a 2014 model in North America, has been spotted again in its home market on three different occasions, providing us a fresh look on the car.
Now, you may have noticed that these three Foresters (two examples in white and the other in silver), look slightly different from the one featured in the opening image of our previous article posted earlier this month.
That's because it was the base JDM Forester with the naturally aspirated, 146Hp (148PS) 2.0-liter flat-four, while these ones are the Forester XT, which get a 2.0-liter twin-scroll turbocharged boxer unit rated at 276Hp (280PS), connected exclusively to a CVT.
The turbocharged model sports a different front bumper with an extended black panel in the center and vertical air vents on both corners, as well as redesigned fog lamp housings.
Other visible upgrades include a larger roof spoiler, side skirt trims and 18-inch wheels wrapped in 225/55 R18 tires.
We still do not know if Subaru will offer the turbocharged XT in other regions.
The new Forester is expected to make its debut in Japan next month, with more countries to follow shortly after, at which point, we will know more about the available powertrains.