At the end of the month, we will have the opportunity to see the next generation of the Subaru Forester in the flesh during its world premiere at the 2012 Los Angeles Autos Show, but in the meantime, we have a ton of new and high-resolution photos of the Japanese Domestic Market model (JDM) to share with you.
The cosmetic differences between the JDM Forester and the international market model will be limited to some minor details, so what you see here, is what you will get when the crossover hits showrooms towards the end of the year or early 2013, depending on the country.
The gallery includes the first official photos of the interior with the dashboard being an almost exact copy of that found in the latest Impreza and XV models, minus some trim upgrades such as the aluminum finishes on the lower part of the center console.
The new and slightly bigger Forester goes on sale in Japan on Tuesday, November 13, with a choice of two petrol engines a 146hp (148PS) 2.0-liter flat four offered with either a 6-speed manual or a CVT, and a 276hp (280PS) 2.0-liter turbocharged boxer connected exclusively to a CVT.
Subaru has already informed us that the North American market model will launch with an entry-level 2.5-liter boxer churning out 170hp, linked to a 6-speed manual shift or a CVT, and a new, 250-horsepower, 2.0-liter direct-injection turbocharged boxer available only with a CVT.
For now, make the hop over the break to check out the complete photo gallery of the 2014 Forester.